I went through and installed the speedy add on and configured Redis locally on the web server. I also made sure to enable the php-redis extension and added the following two lines to my config:
$config['speedy_driver'] = 'static';
$config['speedy_static_enabled'] = 'yes';
After doing all of the Redis driver shows as Available on the Speedy Control panel, but adding the local redis server and enabling Redis as Static in the settings results in Redis showing as ‘Unconfigured’ in the settings. Checking the warning it says the issue is, “Redis as Static is enabled, but no handler has been created.”.
One strange thing I noticed, is that setting $config[‘speedy_driver’] to ‘redis’ and disabling Redis as Static in the settings seems to start caching my static tags under redis (static pages tart loading extremely fast and redis reports items cached under the speedy settings)