Remote backend servers

Robert Shilston rtshilston at
Tue Jun 7 11:39:55 CEST 2011

> I realize this is a generalized question, but I was hoping to get some feedback as far as if anyone has implemented backend servers in the varnish director configuration that are remotely in another data center.
> The varnish frontend would have a 100meg connectivity over the internet to the backend server. Would this be considered in line with best practices?
> What would be the potential problems? Obviously the timeout variables would have to be adjusted.

We had to do this for a week - we ran a backend on ADSL about 20ms from a Varnish node in a data center.  We had no problems with it.

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