How green is the cloud?

As a society we’ve come to depend so much on cloud computing that we think of it as a “set and forget” resource (if we think of it at all). We are reassured by its ubiquity and the ease with which we can easily spin up new cloud instances to meet our immediate capacity or performance needs. The cloud has essentially created a false sense of security, as many businesses have learned during the Covid crisis. As they went to expand their capacity in the face of unseen demand, they found that the cloud is also finite. When things settled down after the initial rush as Covid lockdowns took effect, cloud providers returned to normal. But the new extremes of use showed how taking the cloud for granted isn’t difficult. If you’re not the one taking care of hardware or infrastructure yourself, it’s invisible. 

 

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5/12/21 5:08 PM
by Ian Vaughan

Varnish Software - year in review

This blog post is “best of” covering our biggest news and most popular content from the last twelve months. It’s been a tumultuous year, to say the least, but we have continued innovating and supporting our customers in all their content delivery goals the best we can. What follows is some highlights of our year, and a summary of the useful talks and research reports we’ve been part of.

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12/17/20 10:27 AM
by Miles Weaver

Varnish Cache is now available on DigitalOcean

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!

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11/12/20 3:26 PM
by Miles Weaver

Optimizing cloud use for the new e-commerce reality

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: 

 

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9/15/20 4:16 PM
by Alexandra Lehner

Varnish Software Blog

The Varnish blog is where our team writes about all things related to Varnish Cache and Varnish Software...or simply vents.

 

 
 

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