Varnish Software launches Varnish Plus

For online businesses that depend on fast, scalable and reliable sites around the clock

Oslo/Stockholm/London – January 15th 2014 Today Varnish Software, the company behind Varnish Cache, one of the world’s most popular web caches, launched its new offering, Varnish Plus [LINK NEEDS ADDING WHEN BUILT]. Varnish Plus is aimed at the top 10% of Varnish Cache users.

Currently, Varnish Cache boosts the performance of more than 1.7 million websites worldwide, including The BBC, The New York Times, Vimeo, Newsday, and many more. Caching is a technology that serves up web content rapidly and decreases the server load, making websites loading much faster and allowing them to handle significantly more traffic.

“Businesses are moving on from text and images-based websites to more complex websites that use video streaming to advertise products and APIs to execute transactions. Varnish Plus is best placed to help businesses run these more advanced websites fast and efficiently so that their customers stay engaged,” said CTO & Founder, Per Buer

Varnish Plus combines Varnish Software’s subscription offerings and professional services into one package. Varnish Plus customers get access to all of the company’s software in an easy-to-use repository, all Varnish certified modules (VMODs), as well as the best available support and services for Varnish Cache.

“With the launch of Varnish Plus we want to make it crystal clear to our customers what the advantages are over and above the open source version of our Varnish Cache software. Having a well-defined commercial package, high octane support from core developers and an agile and customer-driven development process on top of Varnish Cache, will give both our customers and our growing partner network even more scope to benefit from the strong demand for fast websites,” said Buer.

Who benefits most from Varnish Plus?

Varnish Plus is for all businesses that want to run their websites with optimal speed and scalability as efficiently as possible. It is the ideal choice for businesses that value the security, advantages and the lower total cost of ownership of a Varnish Plus subscription, as well as access to support from Varnish Cache core developers.

Varnish Plus enables customers to identify bottlenecks and issues within their Varnish servers and track their website users’ actions, all in real-time, so that they can respond immediately. According to Buer, “The ability for our customers to detect and resolve any potential problems on their websites as soon as they occur is essential for customer loyalty and retention.”

“Varnish Plus is essential for any organization that relies on its online presence and web performance for revenue and wants to maximize the bottom line of their online business,” concluded Buer.

Varnish Plus is available now. You can sign up for a free trial of Varnish Plus here.

About Varnish Software

Varnish Software delivers the world’s most widely used HTTP accelerator based on open source. Varnish Cache was originally developed in Norway and has since spread to 1.7 million sites worldwide. It is currently used by some of the world’s most influential websites such as The BBC, The New York Times, Business Insider, Morningstar, Vimeo, The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Die Zeit, Schibsted Media Group, The Hindu and many more. Varnish Software’s business model is to provide support, services and enterprise-level products for Varnish Cache via their primary product Varnish Plus.

Varnish Software is headquartered in Oslo, Norway and has offices in London and New York. Its majority owner is Neqst, an investment firm focused exclusively on technology and technology-enabled companies. For more information, please visit:


Hildur Smaradottir, VP, Global Marketing, Varnish Software

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