Varnish Software has partnered with Intel to hit a new benchmark performance on its content delivery network.
The company tested the performance of its Varnish Edge Cloud solution under real-world conditions using third Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor-based servers conforming to the Intel Select Solution for Visual Cloud Delivery Network. The servers were further configured with hardware acceleration and software optimisation, including NUMA-awareness capabilities.
The results were:
- Video on demand CDN (1 socket): Up to 192 Gbps network throughput with 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable platform featuring gen 4 Intel DC P5510 SSD
- Video on demand CDN (2 socket): Up to 383 Gbps network throughput with 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable platform featuring gen 4 Intel DC P5510 SSD
- Live linear video CDN: up to 1.74x higher performance on 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Platform supporting Intel Optane persistent memory 200 series, compared with prior generation
According to the company, these results mean that it’s possible to build CDN solutions “capable of handling more users at the same resolution, or serving higher-resolution content to a similar number of users.”
Lars Larsson, CEO, Varnish Software said: “Our close collaboration with Intel continues to break new ground in CDN performance. We’re not only approaching line rate speeds and unlocking the capacity to handle huge streaming demand, but making it more cost efficient to do so.”