Request coalescing and other reasons to use Varnish as origin shield

The single most frequent question I get from people discovering Varnish is "Do you support request collapsing?". And I must admit, it always catches me off guard, because of course, it has been doing so for years, and it's a caching server, so that's a must-have, right? (Yes, yes it is.)

For this reason, in this post, we are going to review some of the little features we take for granted but that also make Varnish a great origin shield.

 

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7/29/20 11:14 AM
by Guillaume Quintard

How to reduce cache complexity with Varnish Enterprise

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.

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4/8/20 3:20 PM
by Lucas Guardalben

Back to basics: web caching for performance

Working as we do with web caching as our baseline, we take for granted that everyone knows and understands and takes advantage of the power of caching for web performance.

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10/20/17 1:00 PM
by Erika Wolfe

Varnish Software Blog

The Varnish blog is where our team writes about all things related to Varnish Cache and Varnish Software...or simply vents.

 

 
 

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