No, Memcached does not natively support multi-AZ (availability zone) deployment. It is designed as an in-memory caching solution that stores data in memory and provides fast access to frequently used data to speed up web applications.
Multi-AZ deployment refers to deploying the same application or service in multiple availability zones in a given region. This approach ensures high availability and fault tolerance by distributing the workload across different zones. In case of a failure in one zone, the traffic can be routed to another zone without disruption.
However, Memcached itself does not directly support Multi-AZ deployments. For services such as AWS ElastiCache that offer managed Memcached solutions, you should note that as of now, they do not provide a feature for automatic failover between zones.
Despite this, you are still able to manually configure Memcached clusters in multiple AZs using AWS ElastiCache to distribute the load. Here's an example:
In the above command, we're creating a Memcached cluster with two nodes in two different availability zones (us-east-1a and us-east-1b). The
--cache-subnet-group-name specifies the subnet group where the nodes will be deployed. The
--security-group-ids parameter specifies the security group associated with the nodes.
While automatic failover and Multi-AZ support may not be present, utilizing a managed service like ElastiCache can still save you the hassle of managing your own Memcached deployment and also provides additional features such as security, and monitoring.