Varnish Software 2015 Milestones Highlighted by 100% Net Renewal Rate

Record year driven by new innovations in web performance & API management

Oslo, London, Stockholm, Paris and New York – January 21, 2016Varnish Software, the company behind the HTTP engine Varnish Cache, today announced record growth in 2015, increasing its annual run rate by 86%, its customer base by 50% and its staff by 66%. The company opened new offices in Paris, to better serve European customers, and in the United States to support growing North American sales. At the same time, Varnish Software products were lauded both by the analyst community and the Varnish Software customer base, which registered its approval with a 100% net renewal rate and 100% customer satisfaction rate for the company’s support services.

In 2015, Varnish Software continued to focus on high performance – from content delivery to API management – with products that help organizations future-proof their web presence. Key improvements were made to the core Varnish offering, including in particular the introduction of SSL/TLS support. The complementary Varnish API Engine product was introduced to meet the needs of high-volume mobile, IoT and CDN web applications, advancing the industry with a solution that handles a minimum of 23,000 API calls per second.As Varnish Software broadened its product suite with Varnish API Engine, the analyst community took note. Gartner selected Varnish Software as a 2015 “Cool Vendor” in Web-scale platforms and Forrester Research named Varnish Software in its “CDN and Digital Performance Vendor Landscape” report.

In keeping with its open source roots, Varnish Software also made several community contributions in 2015. For Varnish Cache 4.1, the company added a number of upgrades including improved security and proxy support to complement the product’s streaming architecture. Varnish Software also created Zipnish, a new open source tool that tracks performance and helps resolve latency issues in microservices architectures.

Varnish Software continued to expand the audience for its Varnish software suite and Varnish API offerings in 2015. The company hosted nine Varnish Summits in Europe and the US, offering Varnish users and prospective customers advice and best practice examples from company experts and innovative customers including:

“In 2015, Varnish Software helped customers to power and empower the world’s most demanding websites, delivering fast, reliable content and access at any scale,” said Lars Larsson, CEO of Varnish Software. “2015 was a great year for innovation, as we broke barriers for API calls per second with our new API gateway product and introduced Zipnish, a new open source tool for microservices performance tracking. A 100% percent net renewal rate this year is the ultimate validation and a mammoth achievement by our staff.”

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