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

Why and when do you need a hybrid or multi-CDN strategy?

Video traffic makes up at least 80% of the content that gets delivered, and as the demand for smooth video streaming continues to dominate, the ways in which content gets delivered are becoming more creative and more customized.

One of the most common ways to satisfy the unpredictable nature of video traffic is to adopt a hybrid approach, or a multi-CDN strategy, letting content owners, broadcasters and technology companies deploy resources flexibly where and as needed to deliver superior video experiences at scale. 

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7/9/20 12:44 PM
by Alexandra Barcelona

The CDN is evolving: Create your own hybrid CDN

The CDN has become a standard part of web content delivery, designed to make performance more reliable and scalable. For much of the life of the web, a lot of this content has been static and didn’t face big delivery challenges. As the web has grown and content of all types, particularly video, has proliferated, this has changed, as have the challenges.

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7/2/20 12:32 PM
by Alexandra Barcelona

High-performance streaming with a hybrid CDN solution

Both live and VoD streaming pose challenges ranging from latency to uptime - these issues pose no surprise but are also opportunities for getting creative in taking control of your own streaming infrastructure. At the heart of your solution is your CDN.

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2/19/20 3:00 PM
by Arianna Aondio

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