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logo-Varnish-v1.pngVarnish Software is the world's leading provider of open source web application acceleration software. With our proven software, we help customers to grow sales and increase customer loyalty while reducing costs and supporting green initiatives.

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Features and Benefits

By using Varnish, users get much faster and stable website performance, fewer servers and lower maintenance costs, relatively easy installation and adaptation of Varnish into existing websites and the availability to receive professional support, consultancy and training services.

  • High performance HTTP accelerator
  • Flexible configuration through the power of the Varnish Configuration Language
  • Load balancing based on URL, client IP, cookies and more
  • Edit any HTTP request or response as it passes through Varnish

By using this ServerTemplate, users also gain the additional functionality of being able to easily change your VCL (Varnish Configuration Language) files via a RightScript. This makes it easier to control your VCL from RightScale’s management interface. You also have the ability to execute this RightScript on multiple Varnish Cache servers at once, so managing multiple machines at the same time becomes even easier.

Common Use Cases

Varnish Cache can help if you need to:

  • immediately increase your website’s capability to serve content
  • speed up a website
  • mask server downtime from your customers.

Varnish Cache is a state of the art caching solution designed for speed and flexibility. With a powerful policy-based configuration, load balancing capabilities and easy extensibility it is the swiss army knife of HTTP and can serve as a DDOS shield, HTTP switch or as a mechanism for masking server downtime.


Select a link to see more detailed ServerTemplate and Runbook information.



If you have questions regarding the RightScale components published by Varnish, support will be provided per the terms of your RightScale™ Software Services, License and Support Agreement.  Click here for more information on how to get support, including RightScale business hours, response SLA, and contact information.


Customers who are paying for the premium ServerTemplate and who have questions regarding general Varnish Cache application functionality can contact

This ServerTemplate includes Varnish Software’s ‘Basic Support’. Basic Support gives users the ability to open 3 support incidents and includes a 3 business day response SLA. Basic Support also provides access to patches and updates.

Pricing and Billing

Your account will incur additional fees of $0.10 USD per RCU for each server running that is based on this ServerTemplate. 

If you have questions regarding billing, please email

Vendor Documentation

Vendor specific documentation can be found here:

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