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Varnish Software

June 28, 2016 09:00 ET

Varnish Software Introduces Varnish Plus for Academia

Enables Digital Content Delivery and Administration Designed for the Specific Challenges Faced by the Education Sector

OSLO, NORWAY and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM and STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN and PARIS, FRANCE and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 28, 2016) - Varnish Software, a leader in high-performance digital content delivery, today announced Varnish Plus for Academia, a new version of its popular commercial caching software that includes a service, feature set, price and payment terms tailored specifically to the education sector. Varnish Plus for Academia helps academic institutions deliver digital content reliably and at scale within internal networks and their various access control systems with full professional support.

"With academic institutions focused on educational content delivery, distance education and elearning, they must be able to create and distribute digital content both interactively and globally, using on-demand and live streaming within campus networks," said Per Buer, founder and CTO of Varnish Software. "Varnish Plus for Academia gives colleges and universities the tools they need to meet the challenges of these new content delivery requirements."

Built on top of open source Varnish Cache, Varnish Plus for Academia includes:

Performance with savings -- Varnish allows an almost unlimited number of concurrent users to access a website or digital content while also allowing universities and colleges to reduce the number of web servers they require.

Access and permission control -- Varnish provides granular access control, which gives academic users the freedom to create layers of access permission for digital content delivery without sacrificing high speed delivery, even when the content is protected and only made available to authorized users.

Reliability -- Varnish High Availability ensures uninterrupted service and reliability while significantly reducing the amount of traffic web servers need to handle. With a two-server HA cluster, backend traffic is reduced by 50%; with three servers, the reduction is 67%.

End-to-end security -- SSL/TLS encrypted transactions can also, if required, be used all the way from the client to the backend.

Massive content handling & streaming (live and VoD) -- Streams enormous amounts of high resolution video content on demand, delivered directly from memory.

Persistence -- Cached content is persisted even after a restart of the Varnish servers and preloaded on restart, which saves time and ensures continued high performance.

Availability and pricing
Varnish Plus for Academia subscription includes up to two servers for USD 900/EUR 800 per month. Payment can be made instantly by credit card and the subscription can be requested here:

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About Varnish Software
Varnish Software is a high-performance digital content delivery company that helps organizations with web scaling, API management and CDNs. Powered by a uniquely flexible caching technology, Varnish Software's products Varnish Plus and Varnish API Engine, are the indispensable common denominators among the world's most popular websites and brands, such as the New York Times, Vimeo, Tesco, Nikon, and Tesla. Varnish Software's solutions enable organizations worldwide to provide fast and reliable digital content delivery at any scale while giving them the flexibility to maintain control over their content and make the technology their own. Varnish Software has offices in London, New York, Los Angeles, Stockholm, Oslo and Paris.

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Contact Information

  • For further information please contact:
    Hildur Smaradottir
    VP Global Marketing
    Varnish Software Group
    email: Email Contact
    Mobile: +47 90181750