Note: Optimize Magento 2 for speed

The main thing when ‘they’ developed Magento 2 was to improve on resource management and overall speed. Most people working with it, would scratch their heads in disbelief about it. Magento 2 can be painstakingly slow, but also rapid fast with the right configuration.

It’s a known fact a Magento 2 developer needs to be a server-admin as well, or at least have a decent understanding about it. This is why I’m currently throwing myself in all these documentations, tutorials and best-practices. And here are some useful sources:

https://firebearstudio.com/blog/the-magento-2-performance-guide-out-of-the-box-features-extensions-tips.html
https://firebearstudio.com/blog/how-to-configure-varnish-for-magento-2.html
http://devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.0/config-guide/memcache/memcache.html