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Varnish Software

April 20, 2016 09:00 ET

Varnish Software Announces Call for Nominations for Varnish Awards

Awards Recognize Best Use Cases of World's Most Popular Web Accelerator

OSLO, NORWAY and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM and STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN and PARIS, FRANCE and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 20, 2016) -  Varnish Software, a leader in Web Architecture Performance, today announced that nominations are open for the 2016 Varnish Awards. The program is designed to identify and showcase results that users have achieved with the open source Varnish Cache -- part of a year-long celebration of the 10th anniversary of Varnish Cache.

Varnish Cache boosts the performance of more than 2.2 million websites worldwide, serving up web content faster and decreasing server load to handle significantly more traffic. Varnish Cache is currently used by many of the world's most influential websites such as Newsday,, The New York Times, Morningstar, Vimeo, The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Die Zeit, Schibsted Media Group, and many more.

The Varnish Awards competition is open to all current Varnish Cache or Varnish Plus users. The 2016 Varnish Awards will accept entries in two categories, with an award given for each:

1. Innovation: Most Innovative Use of Varnish Cache and VCL. Celebrating an unorthodox use of Varnish Cache to solve a particular problem.
2. Value: Showcasing the best Varnish use case impacting the value from implementing Varnish from a technical and business perspective; how Varnish saved the most resources (i.e., time, money, number of servers, carbon footprint, etc.)

Winners of each category will be picked by a panel of judges from the Varnish community and Varnish Software who will evaluate each nomination. Winners will be recognized at an award ceremony in California in September 2016 that will coincide with a Varnish Summit. The top winner in each category will be invited to the ceremony to share their award-winning stories.

One grand-prize winner will also receive a free year's subscription to Varnish Plus, the commercial suite of Varnish Software's premium offerings and professional services. Varnish Plus is designed to meet the most demanding scalability, customization, monitoring and expert support services of today's infrastructures, with the flexibility and scale to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

"The Varnish Awards have been created to establish a best practices library that helps all Varnish Cache users by identifying and sharing the most compelling deployments throughout the Varnish community," said Per Buer, founder and CTO of Varnish Software, the company behind Varnish Cache. "We expect that the winners of this year's inaugural awards will showcase imaginative and innovative implementations that push the boundaries of what Varnish Cache can achieve."

To submit a nomination or to learn more about the awards program, visit:

Entries are due by June 20th, 2016, and winners will be informed on June 30th, 2016.

About Varnish Software
Varnish Software is a leader in the high growth digital content delivery market. Using a flexible caching technology, our products and services help companies like New York Times, Vimeo, Nikon, Cachefly and Fujitsu deliver web and application content fast, reliably and at massive scale to provide exceptional customer experiences. Supported by an innovative developer community, our open source project Varnish Cache continues to flourish and makes 2.2 million websites worldwide run faster.

Varnish Software has offices in London, New York, Los Angeles, Stockholm, Oslo and Paris. For more information, please visit:

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