Varnish offers a multitude of modules that extend standard VCL capabilities for specific use cases and improve the overall user experience. These modules are written in C, and we call them VMODs for short. You can see the full list here.
Varnish Cache is now available as an app on Alibaba Cloud Marketplace! Visit the listing page here.
Alibaba Cloud is the third largest global provider of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and the largest in Asia Pacific, according to Gartner. Alibaba Cloud customers can deploy Varnish Cache to Alibaba Cloud’s 69 zones that are strategically located across 23 regions in the world.
The level of global video streaming has skyrocketed since the Covid-19 crisis began, with more people staying at home, watching video across all their devices. The carbon footprint of this nonstop viewing isn’t easy to calculate, but it’s fair to say that it’s significant. One aggressive claim cites a six-hour video binge on Netflix as equivalent to burning a liter of fuel. Streaming involves a complex mix of data center capacity and electricity -- both of which produce carbon dioxide, the levels of which vary depending on the technology being used.
With the always-on nature of e-commerce in a world changed by a pandemic, retailers of all kinds have shifted toward e-commerce-first. The brick-and-mortar, physical experience was already on the decline, but has been accelerated by Covid-19. Buying online has become a daily habit, and while that’s shifted how retailers position themselves, how they market to consumers, and how supply chains and shipping operate, it’s also afforded some opportunities for streamlining and improvements to user experience.