Absorb Traffic Spikes, Overcome Outages

Effortlessly offload web and video traffic to reduce backend costs and stay online when CDNs go down.

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User Experience: Too Important to Leave to Chance

Stay Online, Always

Staying online is the name of the game.

Downtime is costly, and audiences deserve consistent quality of experience. Traffic spikes and CDN cache misses put pressure on backend web services, affecting performance and stability, and public CDNs can fail.

User experience should never be left to chance. An additional resilience layer makes all the difference.

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Origin Shield

A Resilience Layer for Web and Video

Varnish Enterprise caching software sits in front of backend servers, accelerating web and video content, protecting infrastructure from traffic spikes and ensuring normal operations during outages.

As an origin shield, it minimizes calls to backend servers by being a collection point for incoming uncached requests.

From thousands of requests, only a few hit the backend. More stability, more uptime, more users getting the best experience.

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After deploying a Varnish origin shield, many enterprises find additional benefits even after it solves their primary challenge, whether that's resilience, performance or cost.


Active Defense

Shield web servers from peak loads and DDoS attacks.


Reduce Spend

Reduce egress and hardware needs with 10x less traffic reaching backend web services.


Keep Delivering

Serve web and video content during CDN outages to mitigate costly downtime and satisfy SLAs.


Stay Shoppable

Reduce risk cost-effectively and maintain uptime during critical, traffic-heavy periods.

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Reduce Cache Misses

Catch The Content Public CDNs Miss

Cache misses increase when different CDN PoPs need identical content at the same time, or cannot cache certain data types like POST requests.

Varnish caches these misses, increasing cache-hit efficiency for more responsive web experiences and greater stability.

Seamless CDN revalidation. Protect infrastructure from the impact of revalidating CDN nodes.

Scalable security. Gain protection against intentional and unintentional attacks.

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Reduce Egress

Make Cloud Affordable at Scale

Cloud origin services like AWS, Azure and GCP are reliable ways to deliver web content, but egress costs can become unsustainable as traffic increases.

Varnish Enterprise maximizes cache hits to reduce egress fees while delivering web content faster. A standard Varnish origin shield deployment sees a 10x reduction in backend traffic.

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Who We Help

Because they deploy seamlessly into existing processes and architectures, Varnish origin shields are found everywhere, from major streaming services to global e-commerce operations.

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“Varnish really saved the day. No sales were lost, and Varnish paid for itself by continuing to serve pages.” 


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Success Stories

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Ajax FC

Varnish Enterprise helps Ajax FC to achieve a 97% cache hit rate and ensure zero downtime.

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Major Cosmetics Multinational

See how this major cosmetics brand kept their site up without losing any sales, achieving greater resilience and redundancy.

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Canada's national broadcaster use Varnish to seamlessly deliver its digital content at any scale, even in times of outages.

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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

"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."


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