When I started to use the Get-CacheStatistics cmdlet to monitor caching activities more intensivley I was often confused. Here an example: Should not be ReadCount+WriteCount = RequestCount? Why is WriteRequestCount increasing +2 although I just send one put request? By talking to Microsoft support I figured out how AppFabric cache calculates its numbers (Thanks to Gayathri from Distributed Service Team). Number calculation behavior depends on your configuration, high availability and local cache have a major impact on it. Activity RequestCount ReadRequestCount WriteRequestCount MissCount DataCacheFactory is initialized and Named Cache is up +1 - - - Put item, not yet in local and server cache +1 - +1 (+2 with HA) +1 Get item from local cache - - - - Get item from server cache, local cache has expired +1 +1 - - Get item, local and server cache has expired +1 +1 - +1 I hope this is helpful for you when you are analyzing the caching behavior for your application.