StorPool, the block-based software-defined storage specialist (SDS solution), today announced details of how it has helped public infrastructure service provider CloudSigma to gain maximum flexibility and performance for its customers. CloudSigma’s needs included being able to support a resale model and provide bespoke services. Many systems don’t work commercially in this way, but StorPool’s unique ability to flexibly deploy storage allows CloudSigma to tailor deployments on a case-by-case basis for its customers worldwide to be fully optimized.
CloudSigma deployed StorPool to replace three existing storage solutions working in parallel – an internally developed solution, based on ZFS, an all-flash array from a leading vendor and several scale-out magnetic deployments with a commercial vendor. Because of the flexibility of StorPool’s solution, CloudSigma is now operating with one complete distributed storage solution. CloudSigma has sites located across the world, and each site has different needs. CloudSigma can tailor their StorPool software to each specific location, enabling them to offer a flawlessly efficient service under many operational conditions. CloudSigma has seen a 15% increase in margins since deploying StorPool, as well as significant performance increases. Having StorPool has also allowed CloudSigma’s operations team to focus on their core business.
“We were impressed not only by the StorPool solution, but also by the StorPool team.” said Robert Jenkins, CEO at CloudSigma. “We have confidence not only in the software, but also that the team behind it is very engaged and has the skill and ability to support a service provider; it’s one of StorPool’s key strengths for us.”
Boyan Ivanov, CEO and co-founder of StorPool, said “CloudSigma have an impressive list of high-profile enterprise customers such as Deutsche Boerse and the European Space Agency. These customers are really demanding and push IT systems to the limits. We are happy that we have provided a boost to their operations indirectly and that we were able to improve CloudSigma’s cloud offerings. They are now better in terms of both price and performance compared to giants like Amazon and Google.”
After deploying StorPool, Robert sees measurable results and competitive advantages for CloudSigma “By using StorPool we achieved over a 15% increase in our gross margin and that is huge for a service provider. To be able to increase our gross margin by adopting a new storage system and at the same time increase performance significantly, that’s really a major change. From a commercial perspective after adopting StorPool we’ve been able to adopt a much more efficient fabric that’s allowing us to sell more capacity from the same hardware with a higher service level and performance than previously.”
You can find a case study describing the deployment HERE.
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. It was designed from the ground up to replace traditional SANs, all-flash arrays (AFA) or other less-efficient storage software products. StorPool relies on standard servers to build a fast, scalable and reliable shared storage system. It is highly flexible and can be deployed in both converged setups (on compute nodes, alongside VMs and applications) or on separate storage nodes. StorPool’s solutions are available and supported worldwide.
CloudSigma is a pure-cloud IaaS provider with advanced hybrid hosting solutions enabling the digital industrial economy. It offers highly-available, flexible, enterprise-class cloud servers and cloud hosting solutions worldwide. CloudSigma is the most customizable cloud provider on the market, giving customers full control over their cloud and eliminating restrictions on how users deploy their computing resources. With CloudSigma, customers can provision processing, storage, networks and other fundamental computing resources as they please.
CloudSigma is recognized for their advancement of the cloud IaaS industry. They are a Gartner 2013 Cool Vendor.