As more companies look to move their infrastructure to the cloud, Varnish too has gone virtual. Improving web performance and securing scalability and availability grow more important by the minute, but maintaining on-premise infrastructure isn’t always practical for every business. Serving up a virtual infrastructure that puts control in the hands of the user, Varnish Plus Cloud - now available on Google Cloud Platform as well as AWS and Azure - lets you flexibly manage how much memory, storage and CPU you use and scale the infrastructure up or down as needed.
As Varnish Plus Cloud has expanded its availability to more cloud platforms (today it’s available on AWS/Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure), we thought it would be worth looking at the difference between elasticity and scalability.
In the five or so months since we released the Varnish Plus Cloud product, currently available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure - and coming soon on the Google Cloud Platform - we have had a number of inquiries from customers all over the world asking: What’s the difference between Varnish Plus and Varnish Plus Cloud? Moreover, why should customers choose Varnish Plus Cloud - what benefits does it offer? What makes up a Varnish Plus Cloud subscription, and what does Varnish Software provide as a part of the Cloud instance?
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.)