Varnish Plus for Academia lets academic and research institutions take control of the digital delivery and administration of educational content. It is designed specifically to meet the challenges faced by the education sector. A Varnish Plus for Academia subscription includes up to two servers for USD 900/EUR 800 per month.You can get started with Varnish Plus for Academia right away. Simply fill in the form and you will receive an email to complete your payment.

Varnish Plus for Academia offers a service, feature set, price and payment terms tailored to the education sector.  It was designed expressly to help you balance the need for delivering content reliably and scalably within a budget, within internal networks and their various access control systems and with full professional support - all while ensuring your solutions can match your needs moving into the next steps of digital education development and administration. 

Varnish Plus for Academia includes the following features:

  • Expertise & support: Varnish Plus for Academia subscriptions come with support and maintenance from Varnish core developers. Our support services have been delivered with a 100% customer satisfaction rating.
  • Performance with savings: Varnish allows an almost unlimited number of concurrent users to access a website or digital content. Because of the way Varnish works, you should be able to reduce the number of web servers you require.

  • Access and permission control: Varnish allows for granular access control to give you the freedom to create layers of access permission for content delivery without sacrificing high speed delivery, even when the content is protected and only made available for authorized users.

  • Reliability: Varnish High Availability ensures uninterrupted service and reliability. It will significantly reduce the amount of traffic your web servers need to handle: with a two-server HA cluster, backend traffic is reduced by 50%.

  • End-to-end security: SSL/TLS-encrypted transactions can also, if required, be used all the way from the client to the backend.

  • Massive content handling & streaming (live and VoD): Streaming enormous amounts of high-resolution video content on demand, delivered directly from memory.

  • Persistence: Your cached content will persist even after you restart your Varnish servers and pre-loaded on restart, which will save time and ensure continued high performance.

  • Real-time, actionable insight: Varnish Administration Console, Varnish Custom Statistics and Varnish Tuner help you run and optimize your infrastructure and provide insights into exactly what is happening, when it happens.


  • Optimal speed and scalability for a smooth user experience.

  • Reliable content delivery, high availability and uptime no matter the level of demand.

  • Minimal backend resource use.

  • Real-time, actionable data and insight.

  • Secure, efficient operations: Potential bottom-line reduction in number of servers, resulting in lower maintenance costs and investment, a smaller carbon footprint and efficiency.

  • Granular-level control over content access permissions.

  • Access to support and expertise from core developers.


Varnish Plus for Academia is for education and research institutions that seek web performance, speed, reliability and scalability improvements but also need to coordinate multiple levels of access control, deliver large amounts of live streaming and VoD content and find ways to work more efficiently with fewer resources. 

*Varnish Plus for Academia was designed and is available for: Educational institutions: Public or private K-12, vocational schools, correspondence schools, junior colleges, colleges, universities, or scientific or technical schools that are accredited by a national accrediting agency. Research institutes that are affiliated with an accredited university. Teaching hospitals that are affiliated with an accredited university.