Why do we need all these servers?

Most web applications are very slow, escpecially if under stress. Magento is one of those slower ones, but we cannot blame it for being slow, because this is the price we have to pay for its huge amount of features and its great flexibility.
We can handle performanc…

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Problem

Magento is slow!

Whatever module you'll use to improve caching, as long as Magento is involved - even if it is only for determining what data to load from its cache - it will be slow. There are some nice fullpage cache solutions around, but still: slow (at least compared to what can be achi…

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I got a lot of feedback on my Magento & Varnish prototype, both after my last week's talk at the Meet Magento 5.11 in Leipzig (see slides) and today after publishing an article explaining the concept, publishing the modules on GitHub and setting up a demo store.

Most of them are "wow, that's cool

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The slides from my talk "Perfomance durch Caching (Part 2)" at Meet Magent #5 2011 in Leipzig, Germany.

I'm planning to write an in-depth blog post of the "Caching with Varnish" part with some additional explanation (for those who missed my talk or want some extra information in english).

Addition…

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