Varnish Software, a leader in high-performance content delivery, today announced Varnish Plus Cloud, a full version of the Varnish Plus software suite that can be accessed via the AWS (Amazon Web Services) Marketplace. Developed specifically for small to medium-sized companies that wish to forgo the hardware expense required to deploy Varnish Plus on site, Varnish Plus Cloud delivers secure, high-powered and scalable internet operations at an affordable hourly fee.
Built on top of the highly flexible web accelerator, open source Varnish Cache, Varnish Plus Cloud gives advanced users access to a unique set of modules and expert support. It allows small to mid-sized organizations to run Varnish Plus installations with high requirements for digital scalability, speed and manageability. Varnish Software is also making Varnish Cache available on AWS for a monthly fee.
Varnish Plus Cloud customers will benefit from:
• Faster implementation – No need to work through internal permissions or to wait for hardware;
• Lower cost — Affordable hourly AWS fees without the expense of on-premise hardware;
• Performance – Secure, high-powered and scalable internet operations;
• Control – Ability to configure via the uniquely flexible VCL (Varnish Configuration Language);
• Flexibility – Options to spin your virtual server base up or down depending upon your own web traffic trends.
According to Clive Longbottom, founder and service director of the analyst firm, Quocirca, “Modern usage of cloud platforms introduces the concept of elastic resources, where extra storage, compute or networking resources can be applied to a workload in real-time to meet spikes in that workload. However, relying purely on the provision of such resources from the back-end platform can result in major costs being incurred. The use of a data cache can enable traffic spikes to be dealt with without the need for major additional resources being brought to bear, so maintaining the correct customer experience while keeping costs under control.”
“By making Varnish Plus available via the AWS Marketplace, Varnish Software is extending the reach of its core product to more organizations, in more places at a more flexible price point,” said Per Buer, founder and CTO of Varnish Software. “We look forward to working with our AWS customers as they leverage Varnish Plus Cloud to solve their Internet operations challenges.”
Via the Varnish Plus Cloud support subscription, organizations receive access to Varnish experts and software developers. The Varnish Software support team has unparalleled experience with, expertise in and insight into Varnish Cache and Varnish Plus and their respective strengths and functionality, as well as mastery of the flexible VCL. Their support services will help organizations get the most from their Varnish Plus Cloud implementations.
Availability and pricing
Varnish Plus Cloud is available on the AWS Marketplace. Pricing starts from $0.20. Annual subscriptions are available at a 20% discount, hourly AWS infrastructure usage fees still apply.