Varnish Software today announced a new release of its Varnish platform for API and web acceleration, streaming and DIY content delivery networks (CDNs). Varnish 6.0, the commercial version of Varnish Cache, includes new features for security, cloud deployments, cache invalidation and full HTTP/2 support. The new release is currently under limited availability.
” New features help to prevent cache leaks, support dynamic cloud environments including Kubernetes and facilitate efficient cache updates “
Varnish 6.0 provides new capabilities for overcoming challenges in the dynamic online world, helping organisations to manage their websites, apps and content delivery faster, safer, at a lower cost and more flexibly. Over recent years, mobile apps and bots have contributed to extremely heavy website traffic. Video, images and streaming consume ever-growing amounts of bandwidth. At the same time, cache leaks like Cloudbleed are a growing threat. And new regulations including GDPR herald a new era of security requirements.
“Organizations find themselves having to fight traffic, bandwidth and security challenges while continually satisfying consumers’ hunger for fresh content,” said Lars Larsson CEO, Varnish Software. “Our latest release provides easy-to-use tools to help organisations alleviate these burdens and maintain future-proof web presences and content delivery infrastructures.”
The new features include:
HTTP/2 support – following an extended testing period, Varnish Software now fully supports HTTP/2.
Availability and pricing
Varnish is available from varnish-software.com on a subscription-based pricing model starting at $30,000 for a three-node cluster. Varnish is also available at an affordable hourly rate from AWS, Google and Microsoft Azure. The latest release Varnish 6.0 is currently under limited availability and will be generally available during spring 2018.