The US election season is fully underway with the first-out-of-the-gate events behind us.
When PAPER magazine published a series of nude Kim Kardashian photos in winter 2014, throngs clamored to see photo spreads of her, erm, assets. Most of these eager viewers, like all internet users, wanted to click and see immediately. They don’t give a second thought to what enables the backend to handle the traffic coming to see the... back end.
When Dennis Elder, Newday’s vice president for Digital Development, contacted us last year the news sites he manages, including Newsday and News12, were experiencing challenges with capacity and speed. Dennis also had hopes that Varnish would be able to help accelerate the paid-content infrastructure on his sites.