Varnish Cache is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and as a part of the festivities, we launched a competition to shine a spotlight on some of the superstar uses of Varnish Cache. There was some tough and creative competition, but we’ve identified our winners!
These lucky (or maybe it’s more talent than luck) winners will receive our branded Varnish Cache Swiss Army knife and, of course, our thanks and admiration for pushing Varnish Cache to new heights, lengths and into new territories.
We’re happy to announce that the winners are:
#1 Going green from 46 to 5 servers
@varnishcache In 2014 we had a mark record from 46 to just 5 servers with only Varnish Cache. #Varnish10years pic.twitter.com/zCy7EaPvsW— Lincolm Aguiar ☕ (@lincolm_aguiar) February 22, 2016
#2 Optimize image delivery and reduce costs in your e-commerce website infrastructure
Saved 50% on Magento Enterprise licencing fees by replacing its Page Cache module using varnish for cms/catalog pages #Varnish10years— q (@quintonparker) February 27, 2016
We trawl varnishlog for cache misses on imgs, send img to kraken.io, store optimised img in s3 & varnish the s3 bucket! #feo #Varnish10years— q (@quintonparker) February 22, 2016
#3 Migrating from a CDN to Varnish
@varnishcache Made client save money by replacing expensive #cdn with #varnish. Client only needed caching, no geo features #varnish10years— Thijs Feryn (@ThijsFeryn) March 3, 2016
#4 Seamless storage backend migration and optimization with high hit ratio
@varnishcache seamless migration to new storage backend #Varnish10years— Ross Brown (@claude_savagely) February 22, 2016
@varnishcache gets hit rates of 96% #Varnish10years— Ross Brown (@claude_savagely) February 22, 2016
#5 Web architecture optimization from 12 servers to 4 (2 caches + 2 backends)
@varnishcache Thanks for making me go from 12 frontend servers to 2 varnishs and 2 backend servers. #varnish10years— Mandarine Le Fruit (@the_mandarine) February 25, 2016
#6 Pantheon.io serves +100K Drupal and WordPress sites with Varnish
@varnishsoftware @getpantheon uses Varnish to enable pantheon.io and 100k+ websites to connect with users and communities! #Varnish10years— Nick (@nstielau) February 22, 2016
#7 Varnish making Drupal fly at SpaceX.com
Today we celebrate 10 years of @VarnishCache helping @Drupal be one of the best! #Varnish10years pic.twitter.com/tsTsNt95Av— Chris Charlton (@charltonweb) February 22, 2016
#8 La Nación implemented their signwall and paywall effectively using Varnish as an integration point for authorization, authentication and single sign-on.
#Varnish10years Signwall and Paywall implementation with @VarnishCache and our single sign-on, Secure and Performace— jose (@jfalvo) February 22, 2016
#9 GeoIP traffic routing and advanced caching invalidation
@VarnishCache I cached website differently per country and developed an agile invalidation workflow with Varnish cache #Varnish10years— Eugene Chechel (@Eugene_Chechel) February 28, 2016
#10 Varnish makes a DevOps happy and saves their ass thrice a week!
Three times a week @VarnishCache saves our ass against mass amount of visitors. Thanks and happy 10th birthday. #Varnish10years— Peter Tihanyi (@systream) February 24, 2016
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