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?

Apart from the obvious benefits of cloud computing, such as controlling costs, being able to flexibly scale up and down based on need, quick startup and fewer maintenance requirements, there are of course specific points about Varnish Plus Cloud that are the most frequently asked questions we handle, which we’ve tried to visualize in a clear way.

In this post, we have broken down the anatomy of the two Varnish Plus options and put everything into a table for ease of use and to “clear away the clouds” to help your organization determine what you need or want from Varnish to meet your specific needs.

Here we go:

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  1. Please self-register for Support and Software update. Link to Support and Software update registration page, here.
  2. You pay for what you use. Software licensing fee to Varnish Software and infrastructure fee to Cloud provider.
  3. Support and Software update registration is needed
  4. Not currently available.

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In case, you would like to test drive Varnish Plus Cloud, please visit the page, by following URLs below:

Amazon Web Services Marketplace

Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Google Cloud Platform (coming soon)

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