Many Varnish users experience Varnish only as an HTTP reverse proxy. Widely adopted to be the middle man sitting between your traffic and your web service, Varnish helps you achieve speed at scale and protects you from unpredictable traffic peaks.
When Netflix launched in the APAC region, different concerns surfaced that highlighted just how different the video streaming and content delivery landscape is across different Asia-Pacific countries. For example:
We’re very excited to introduce Varnish Controller to the world! Our new administration console for managing Varnish clusters, the Varnish Controller makes Varnish tools and processes accessible from an intuitive user interface. It’s built from the ground up to make deploying and maintaining Varnish easier and faster, with tools for autoscaling, updating edge logic, load balancing and more.
Caching is good. What if, though, you could increase caching efficiency by letting some objects through the net, and not caching them as they are requested?
This is the thinking behind a new feature in the latest release of Varnish Enterprise that allows object misses to be counted via utils.backend_misses().