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My experience has been that many people are using redis instead of memcached. I haven't switched myself, but it seems some frameworks of various types (ServiceStack, Resque, others) build in a Redis-based caching mechanism, and that's driving most of the adoption for Redis-as-a-cache. Perhaps some of the motivation is that it's easier to kinda-sorta run Redis on Windows than it is to run memcached on Windows.

I suspect that most of it is that you can kill two birds with one stone by using redis as your task queue. That's what I do.

Memcached has been running on Windows for a fair bit longer than Redis, and it's in mainline Memcached, though not mainline Redis, now. Of course, neither are necessarily that production-tested, but most people wouldn't be looking to use Windows servers anyway.

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