Introducing mcrouter: A memcached protocol router for scaling memcached deployments

“Since any client that wants to talk to memcached can already speak the standard ASCII memcached protocol, we use that as the common API and enter the picture silently. To a client, mcrouter looks like a memcached server. To a server, mcrouter looks like a normal memcached client. But mcrouter’s feature-rich configurability makes it more than a simple proxy…”

https://code.facebook.com/posts/296442737213493/introducing-mcrouter-a-memcached-protocol-router-for-scaling-memcached-deployments/

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