Varnish and NetApp StorageGRID: a case study in edge logic and object storage

 

Object storage systems allow vast quantities of unstructured data to be stored and accessed via APIs or HTTP/HTTPS, whether it is media content, website data or financial data sets. When this mission-critical data is kept in object storage, availability and performance are crucial, no matter the levels of simultaneous demand. That’s why Varnish Enterprise is the perfect partner for object storage systems, and why we have partnered with NetApp to deliver high performance, scalable and resilient object storage, as part of their leading software-defined solution, StorageGRID. Adding the powerful Varnish caching layer to StorageGRID guarantees uptime and performance, even in times of huge demand for high-use assets.

 

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4/23/20 4:57 PM
by Alexandra Barcelona

At the edge of navigating the clouds and lifting the fog

Lately the content delivery industry looks more like a meteorological website for alpinists than anything else.

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5/14/18 1:00 PM
by Arianna Aondio

VCL at the edge

In 'The Odyssey,' Greek poet Homer describes the 'wine-dark sea’. Today we would probably say “dark blue sea”, but at the time Greeks, and other ancient populations, didn’t have a name to describe what we today call “blue”. Blue, though, has always existed.

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3/29/18 1:30 PM
by Arianna Aondio

Edge Logic: Securing Varnish with per-user JSON data

When using a traditional CDN or caching system, creating user-centric security and access policies can be a complex and performance challenging undertaking. Not only do you have to pull user data from a backend, but you then have to apply the security policies from that data onto the request. VCL is an excellent candidate for the latter problem of applying security policies to requests. This leaves the problem of how you get user data (JSON) into VCL? How do you do that on a user-by-user basis? And how do you do that in a way where you keep backend communication to an absolute minimum, or put another way, serve as much data from cache as possible?

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10/25/17 3:00 PM
by Reza Naghibi

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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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