Origin shield: Protecting your backends

When it comes to deploying video -- both on-demand and live -- content and delivering with a good quality of experience (QoE), there is no one-size-fits-all approach. But for almost any video streaming company, a multi-CDN strategy is needed to ensure that QoE and the ability to scale up to deliver it. 

 

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8/19/20 3:00 PM
by Alexandra Barcelona

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

Islands in the stream: Dailymotion live streaming delivery platform

Forgive my penchant for naming blog posts after cheesy songs – it simply cannot be helped. Reading about streaming and a video-sharing powerhouse like Dailymotion relying on Varnish to ensure performance and availability, it’s no wonder I want to sing a love song.

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10/27/15 10:27 AM
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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