New frontiers in distance learning: Tackling tech challenges

Recent years have seen the creation and adoption of completely online university degree programs and free and low-cost e-learning programs, platforms and apps that help people do everything from building a marketing plan to learning a new language. Fueling this growth were investments of almost 19 billion USD in 2019 in the edtech industry, which was projected to increase to 350 billion USD by 2025.

 

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5/26/20 3:33 PM
by Alexandra Lehner

Cyberattacks on the rise during COVID-19 crisis

During the COVID-19 crisis, cyberattacks, such as DDoS and ransomware/phishing attacks, have proliferated. These have been particularly acute in specific essential industries, such as healthcare, finance, energy, media and supply chain. The scale of these attacks can be devastating, as they can spread quickly and globally if undetected or unprevented.

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5/19/20 2:24 PM
by Miles Weaver

Auto-scaling memory usage to increase cache size in Varnish

 

During the recent release of Varnish Enterprise 6.0.6, a significant amount of attention focused on in-process TLS.

But that’s not the only game-changing addition to the Varnish Enterprise technology stack. We now want to talk about Memory Governor, and what it means for everyone using Varnish Enterprise for streaming, web acceleration and content delivery.

Or, for those of the TL;DR persuasion: Memory Governor enables significant increases in memory availability and cache size.

 

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5/5/20 5:42 PM
by Arianna Aondio

Varnish and NetApp StorageGRID: a case study in edge logic and object storage

 

Object storage systems allow vast quantities of unstructured data to be stored and accessed via APIs or HTTP/HTTPS, whether it is media content, website data or financial data sets. When this mission-critical data is kept in object storage, availability and performance are crucial, no matter the levels of simultaneous demand. That’s why Varnish Enterprise is the perfect partner for object storage systems, and why we have partnered with NetApp to deliver high performance, scalable and resilient object storage, as part of their leading software-defined solution, StorageGRID. Adding the powerful Varnish caching layer to StorageGRID guarantees uptime and performance, even in times of huge demand for high-use assets.

 

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4/23/20 4:57 PM
by Alexandra Barcelona

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