Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business models are all about unlimited scalability. That promise has driven dramatic shifts to the cloud and business growth. Especially for providers who give their customers continuous service and an outstanding experience.
It’s a business model built on immediacy, reliability, and consistent anytime, anywhere access. All of which put enormous burdens on infrastructure.
That’s why a leading cloud infrastructure service provider came to Pliops to find a better way to optimize MariaDB performance without relying on a seemingly never-ending server sprawl.
The Problem: Poor SSD Performance Causing Negative Business Impact
For businesses where scale is at the heart of model effectiveness and profitability, ensuring you can accommodate more customers efficiently becomes all-consuming.
This SaaS provider is in hyper-growth mode. They needed a solution that could deliver on stringent SLAs, ever-increasing instances, and higher levels of reliability and performance.
For example, server outages from SSD wear out directly impacted customer satisfaction and renewals. With tens of thousands of MariaDB instances, downtime created a concerning business impact.
Also, expanding the data center footprint to address the problem was eating away at profit margins. The SaaS provider sought a solution to optimize SSD performance and longevity. They also wanted to get the most from their existing infrastructure investment while increasing future readiness.
The Solution: Optimize MariaDB Endurance with Pliops XDP
MariaDB uses storage engines, a universal software component that lays out application data on a storage device. Application software takes shortcuts to keep up with fast SSD performance, resulting in write amplification that can be 10 to 50 times more than needed.
In addition, SSDs have limited write endurance. They wear out with use, directly impacting SSD expected life and overall cost. SaaS providers need solutions that can ensure business continuity without breaking the bank.
Furthermore, redundancy is costly and impacts performance. With ultra-fast NVMe SSDs, many organizations avoid using local data protection methods. As a result, they must constantly rebuild after drive failures, consuming even more CPU, SSD, and network bandwidth.
With Pliops Extreme Data Processor (XDP), service providers have a breakthrough way to address these issues. XDP reduces write amplification to its theoretical minimum. The technology dramatically increases the endurance of SSDs while providing built-in advanced drive failure protection.
Smart, Scalable Results with Pliops Extreme Data Processor (XDP)
For this SaaS provider, reliability improvements and TCO savings were powerful. Whether you want to reduce the risk of failures in your infrastructure or need to scale quickly while still delivering consistent performance, Pliops XDP can help.
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