The Core of Content Delivery: Varnish Private CDN

Content can’t be king without the CDN 

In mid-2021 a handful of catastrophic commercial CDN outages made the world take notice: the supposedly decentralized internet of the future has been centralized and served through an increasingly narrow set of CDN providers, making the entire internet more vulnerable to failure. Commercial CDNs offer scale and reach, but as these outages demonstrate, lengthy outages, revenue and productivity losses, and unhappy end-users aren’t great for business.

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10/13/21 2:27 PM
by Jonatan Lindgren

The Most Important Metric for Cleantech Content Delivery

Recently, Varnish Software and Intel announced a major step forward for streaming (and content) delivery, reaching almost 400 Gbps on off-the-shelf hardware. The Supermicro server was powered by 3rd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, running a new NUMA-aware version of Varnish Enterprise. Our performance benchmarks were featured in a demo at Mobile World Congress, available here.

Reaching almost 400 Gbps on a standard server is likely a new record for standard software, which may have a disruptive impact on existing hardware and software technologies that sometimes can only deliver a tenth of this capacity.

Being the fastest and most performant is in the DNA of Varnish Software, and our core engineers are obsessed with breaking boundaries like this (expect them to reach even higher). Working with amazing partners like Intel to achieve benchmarks like this is very exciting for us, but there is also an important reason behind it.

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7/21/21 7:41 PM
by Lars Larsson

Deploying tech to keep serving food and grocery delivery to customers

Grocery and food delivery was already a fast-growing sector, with a predicted CAGR of almost 25% by 2022, but it has boomed during the unpredictable Covid-19 crisis, as shoppers are stuck at home but still need to eat. During the week of March 2, 2020, even before stricter social isolation guidelines came into force in the US, Instacart, Walmart and Amazon saw at least a 65% sales increase from last year. The same trends were evident for food delivery apps, such as DoorDash, Uber Eats and Postmates.

 

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4/2/20 6:10 PM
by Miles Weaver

Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri: Voice as future of content delivery

People, increasingly dependent on their various devices, are becoming even more increasingly dependent on voice-activated services like Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri. Tapping into the long-promised convenience and flexibility of hands-free voice computing, these leading voice assistants (and similar technologies and solutions) only stand to expand in their intelligence and popularity as AI does exactly what it’s supposed to do: learn. Juniper Research recently predicted that the number of digital voice assistants in use in the next four years (by 2023) will jump to 8 billion (from 2.5 billion at the end of 2018). Many of these assistants today live on mobile phones and tablets, but the breadth of devices is set to explode: smart TVs, wearable devices, smart speakers and other in-home/smart-home devices will become more significant.

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7/15/19 1:30 PM
by Arianna Aondio

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