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Varnish Enterprise

Innovate, Accelerate

Varnish Enterprise is software that makes it easy to accelerate digital interactions, handle more traffic, protect infrastructure and reduce costs.

It deploys anywhere, on any platform, and is adaptable to every content delivery challenge that needs more power at the edge.

Most importantly, Varnish Enterprise gives back control over how, when and where digital content gets delivered.

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Seamless Delivery from Origin to Edge

Blazingly Fast Interactions

Varnish Enterprise is extraordinarily capable.

Whether it’s web delivery, API acceleration, streaming, origin protection, application delivery or edge computing, Varnish delivers blazingly fast interactions and supports more traffic with fewer resources.

In terms of performance benchmarks, think:

< 1 ms cache responses

Over 1 Tbps  video throughput per edge server

10x reduction in backend load

Fast Interactions.

How We Help

Varnish Enterprise goes beyond simple caching to deliver:



Deliver HTTP content at low latency, high concurrency and high throughput for excellent user experiences, even during peak demand.



Reduce backend load and move workloads to the edge to protect the origin, save on egress and boost resilience.



Extract every bit of value from infrastructure and easily integrate with existing approaches.



Platform and content agnostic, with complete configurability to optimize HTTP delivery for any use cases.

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"Varnish Enterprise makes my job a lot easier. We can manipulate Varnish Enterprise in ways that are not possible with other reverse proxies."


Michael Loftus

Senior Technology Infrastructure Engineer, RTÉ

Varnish Cache to Varnish Enterprise

Open-Source Born, Enterprise Raised

Built on top of the famous open-source reverse proxy Varnish Cache, Varnish Enterprise extends Varnish technology to enable enterprise-grade low-latency, high-throughput delivery.

Exceptional performance and features like disk caching, backend TLS, high availability and a UI are vital to mission-critical web services.

Migrating to Enterprise is a rewarding progression for growing web services, who get the performance and optimization they need to scale up cost-effectively.

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Varnish Configuration Language

Run Edge Compute at Light Speed

Varnish Configuration Language (VCL) is Varnish’s secret weapon.

It's edge logic that runs inside Varnish and controls request handling, routing, caching, and more.

Apply logic to every HTTP transaction to ensure consistent experiences for end-users and maximum efficiency for caching operations.

VCL is very, very fast. Executing in microseconds, it gets transpiled to C instead of interpreted at runtime.

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Who We Help

Across global industries, use cases and verticals, Varnish Enterprise is the software layer of choice for accelerating digital processes.

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HTTP Acceleration

Cache and accelerate the delivery of web content, video, APIs, files, metadata.

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Client and backend TLS for end to end protection.

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Edge Compute and Cache Control

Real-time edge logic execute to completely control caching, routing and delivery behavior.

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Instant Purge and Invalidation

Distributed, tag-based and rule-based invalidation that executes in microseconds.

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Logging and Statistics

Full visibility into cache behavior. 100+ lines of logs for every transaction. 130+ built-in metrics.

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Storage-based Caching and Persistence

Persist vast amounts of data at the edge with SSD-based caching.

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Request and Response Controls

Access and transform request bodies, convert dynamic responses into JSON objects to cache personalized content.

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Security Suite

Cache encryption, access controls, geo-IP restrictions, bot detection, rate limiting and more.

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See All Features

Varnish Enterprise has a magnitude of features and functionality. See full feature list here.

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Extensibility and Adaptability

Accelerate Everything HTTP

Varnish Enterprise is made up of a core caching engine, edge language, and a robust library of 45+ pluggable modules for enhancing and dialing in caching strategy. Varnish modules (VMODs) include:

  • Content Localization
  • Dynamic Load Balancing
  • Content compression
  • Key-based invalidation and purge
  • Device and IP intelligence
  • Edge-side page assembly
  • Dynamic backends
  • Advanced header and cookie manipulation
  • JSON parsing and JWT verification
  • Bot verification and request blocking
  • Grace mode and soft purge
  • Time to Live (TTL) controls
  • Origin health checks
  • And more!

Full VMOD library

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The Full Varnish Enterprise Suite

The Varnish Enterprise suite includes the Controller, Traffic Router, and expert support to ensure deployment and delivery success.


Varnish Controller

UI-based management of Varnish instances and VCL for easy deployments and monitoring.

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Varnish Traffic Router

Flexible HTTP request routing to ensure clients fetch content from the optimal cache.

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Expert Support

Technical support and deployment advice from Varnish core engineers.

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The Software-Defined Edge

Effortless Orchestration

Deploy Varnish Anywhere. From public cloud and bare metal on-premise to Kubernetes clusters at the edge.

Custom Configuration. Deploy within your existing tech stack and integrate easily the tools you use every day.

Efficient Software Enables Scale. Content delivery is data intensive, and enterprises need more from less. Instead of adding hardware, Varnish delivers responsive digital interactions while reducing hardware needs.

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Success Stories

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Future Publishing

Varnish enables Future Publishing to achieve a robust and reliable caching layer for highly available content delivery across its media properties

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Telia Company

Given the acquisition of TV4, MTV and CMore, Telia Company needed to re-evaluate their current CDN strategy and decided to build their "next generation" CDN together with Varnish as a key partner.

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Intersport is one of the world's leading sporting goods retailers. Their challenge was to adopt configurable, agile cache management to ensure accuracy and performance, implement initial line of defense against bot/DDoS attacks and improve user experience with faster page loads.

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Support Plans

Varnish Enterprise subscriptions include software licensing and assistance from the Varnish Support and Engineering teams. Plans vary according to specific needs but the excellence and deep knowledge of our team stays the same. Choose the plan to suit your needs:

Standard Support


  • Enterprise software license
  • 20 support requests/year
  • 8 hour max. response time

Premium Support


  • Enterprise software license
  • 24/7/365 support
  • Unlimited support requests
  • 2 hour max. response time
  • 72 hour workaround SLAs
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Varnish as a Managed Service


In addition to Premium

  • 24/7 management by Varnish
  • Dedicated Support Team
  • Flexible SLAs

Varnish is Content Delivery Software

Deploy Content Delivery, Anywhere

While Varnish Enterprise is not a commercial CDN, many leading commercial CDNs are built on Varnish, and it’s the software of choice for building private and hybrid CDN services.

Varnish is about transforming digital platforms to unlock latency-free interactions at any scale.

It’s about putting the edge wherever you need it, and breaking free from the network to support vast numbers of transactions from fewer resources.

Why is Varnish so powerful?

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"If you have a million requests in one second then there is no time to scale. We needed a solution capable of delivering such a load at scale, and Varnish is it."


Max Reckers

Technology Lead, AFC Ajax

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We’re happy to help with any questions you may have about our software, support, pricing or anything else Varnish related. We can assist you in finding the solution that best fits your needs and set up trials too.

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