Business Critical Data Protection for Cloud Service Provider
A leading cloud infrastructure provider operates a complex global infrastructure managing tens of thousands of MariaDB instances that handle tens of billions of queries per hour. This provider found managing server failures across its operations a significant business issue that directly impacted customer satisfaction. With every server outage, the company’s team was scrambling to bring up another server to relocate the MariaDB instances from the original server.
The limited endurance of SSDs proved another challenge. The underlying flash media that powers SSDs has a finite number of write cycles before it can’t be used anymore. These cycles occur whenever existing data needs to be overwritten in a flash cell. Read and write amplification (garbage collection) only make things worse.