We’re excited to announce that Varnish Cache is now available as an app on the DigitalOcean marketplace, the premier cloud platform for developers. The Varnish Cache instances are pre-configured and it takes just one click to deploy Varnish on to VMs or Kubernetes clusters, so you can be up and caching in no time at all!
As the Covid-19 crisis started ramping up, and lockdowns became inevitable, e-commerce sites were among the first to take a hit. This was especially true for e-commerce retailers providing essential services, such as online grocery shopping and delivery. Consumers rushed to these sites to start stockpiling, and even as lockdowns have eased, shopping habits have changed permanently. Some examples:
We've been working on adding Varnish to the Quick Start program for quite a while now and are excited to share that Varnish 6 is now available with Quick Start on AWS.
What is Quick Start?
"Quick Starts are built by AWS solutions architects and partners to help you deploy popular solutions on AWS, based on AWS best practices for security and high availability. These reference deployments implement key technologies automatically on the AWS Cloud, often with a single click and in less than an hour. You can build your test or production environment in a few steps, and start using it immediately." (AWS)
The last few days, hours and minutes tick by before Black Friday and similar days, all designed to drum up feverish consumer fervor for festive holiday bargains. Most e-commerce sites enforce a code freeze leading up to these all-important days, hoping to prevent outages and other unforeseen headaches. (Assuming that the biggest retailers follow this practice, it seems it’s not a foolproof strategy.)