How Backend Storage Impacts the Cloud

We all know that there are a variety of factors that impact application performance running on cloud infrastructure, such as network latency and bandwidth, server compute power and, one that is often overlooked, storage. Service providers need strong storage solutions supporting their infrastructure so they can differentiate themselves in this increasingly competitive space, while providing superior service and performance to their end users.

WebSupport, a leading European Cloud Service Provider supports thousands of customers, all requiring differing levels of performance and reliability. WebSupport needed to achieve specific performance metrics with their storage in a cost-effective manner. To solve their dilemma, they deployed an all-flash NexentaStor system that exceeds their performance requirements of 600K read IOPS and 300K write IOPS. Utilizing the advanced caching built into our filesystem, WebSupport is able to deliver 1.2M read IOPS. In addition, NexentaStor’s data reduction reduces their disk space capacity by 40%, providing additional cost-savings for their business.

Earlier this year, WebSupport ran their VPS performance benchmark test against some top regional and global Cloud Service Provider competitors in the market today. To learn more about the results of the testing and to get an in-depth analysis of their findings, read their Benchmarking White Paper here.

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