For many years, we’ve fielded questions about which is better, Varnish or NGINX? We’ve always affirmed that both are great but for very different things. They aren’t identical solutions and don’t do identical things. And sometimes, they can be used in complementary ways to get the most from both.
As you might know, the latest Varnish Enterprise release (6.0.6r2) adds support for in-process, or native, TLS. What does this mean, though, and why add this feature, why now?
When delivering video over-the-top (OTT), the internet is the principal highway for distributing this content. However, OTT streaming delivery requires something faster than what the internet offers in terms of how chunks/fragments are supposed to flow. Currently, publicly available wifi hotspots are the preferred networks for video consumption, but poor network infrastructure also leads to unbearable video buffering and latency.