SiteGround Achieves Hundreds of Times Faster Performance with StorPool’s Distributed Storage

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The leading hosting provider SiteGround chose StorPool for its container-based hosting service. Using StorPool, SiteGround minimizes downtime and saves a couple of hundreds of thousands of dollars on investment in a traditional storage array.

The leading hosting provider SiteGround chose StorPool for its container-based hosting service. SiteGround has achieved hundreds of times faster performance by using StorPool’s distributed storage solution. One of the biggest challenges for the leading hosting vendor was to increase redundancy by implementing a cost-effective shared storage solution. SiteGround was also looking at ways to increase the performance (IOPS) and throughput (Mbps) of their storage system.

By using StorPool’s distributed storage system, in case of any hardware issue, SiteGround can now minimize downtime to next to none by having all instances running on a particular server to be instantly powered up on another server.
The integration of StorPool within the SiteGround hosting infrastructure is announced officially after it was production-proved. Ivaylo Nikolov, CIO of SiteGround, said: “StorPool’s solution and scaling model allows us to achieve hundreds of times faster performance and scale both computing and storage clusters instantly."

According to SiteGround, they have been able to save a couple of hundreds of thousands of dollars on investment in a traditional storage array. They already have a competitive edge against most, if not all, of their competitors by implementing commodity hardware. This advantage comes not only in the form of price, but also by what they can do and how fast they can do it.

Performance and reliability at affordable price is a combination that you can hardly get from any storage vendor. And that was one of the main reasons why SiteGround chose StorPool as a trusted partner.

“Оne of the key differentiators between SiteGround’s enterprise web hosting services and other solutions on the market is our extreme cost-effectiveness without compromising on power and resilience. We consistently hit top results in our regular performance benchmarks and back that up with a 99.99% or higher SLAs. Using StorPool along with a low-latency and high bandwidth InfiniBand network allows us to match the speed of local SSD storage, which is amazing. To top that up, having a distributed storage that can easily be accessed by any server in the cluster means we can practically eliminate downtime or reduce it to mere seconds in case of a hardware failure, which makes our services incredibly reliable," said Tenko Nikolov, CEO of SiteGround.

More information about the successful collaboration between StorPool and SiteGround can be found in the newest case study published by the storage provider.

Better storage means practically better hosting. StorPool’s distributed storage will allow hosting companies to cut costs on larger storage arrays and in the same time will bring more performance to their end customers.

About SiteGround
Founded in 2004 by a few university friends, SiteGround gradually but steadily turned into one of the leading web hosting providers. Today it has about 450 employees, working from 6 different offices and hosts more than 500,000 domains.
http://www.siteground.com

About StorPool
StorPool was founded in 2011 to make storage simpler yet more effective and affordable. Its block-level, distributed storage software is arguably the fastest and most efficient software-defined storage solution (SDS solution) on the market today. The company was recognized as the fastest growing storage vendor of 2016.
http://www.storpool.com
info(at)storpool.com

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