Japan’s Nico Nico Douga Website Minimizes Energy Waste with Fusion-io
SALT LAKE CITY and TOKYO, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today announced that Dwango Co.’s Nico Nico Douga, one of the largest video-sharing websites in Japan, is using Fusion ioMemory to improve user experience while reducing its data center footprint. With Fusion ioDrives installed into its servers, Dwango was able to improve system performance and consolidate servers, which greatly reduced the amount of energy and space needed to provide its users the experience they expect of Japan’s top video-sharing website.
“Our user base and the content they generate is growing rapidly, so we needed to find a solution that would reduce datacenter sprawl while maintaining high levels of service for our community,” said Tetsuya Sato, Nico Nico Douga Infrastructure Manager. “With Fusion ioDrives, tasks that used to take a day were reduced to just hours. This allows us to guarantee our customers a predictably high experience when watching any content, regardless of popularity, all without the expensive and wasteful over-provisioning we used to need.”
Nico Nico Douga has over 26 million registered users and 1.5 million premium users. On its site, tens of thousands of simultaneous users can want to view videos at any given time. Supporting high performance for the most popular content used to require 15 servers, but with the Fusion ioDrives, Nico Nico Douga can support these same traffic spikes with just two to three servers at most. By reducing its overall server footprint from 4:1 while enabling four times the performance per server, Dwango dramatically reduced its current and future floor space needs, as well as its maintenance requirements. With this reduced complexity, the Dwango IT team can spend time on improving business operations rather than just maintaining systems.
“It’s not surprising that an innovative website like Dwango’s Nico Nico Douga is leading the way in finding equally innovative solutions to today’s data demand challenges,” said Jim Dawson, Fusion-io Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales. “Rather than be tied to ineffective and expensive legacy solutions, Mr. Sato and his team showcase how leading IT professionals are architecting open systems tailored to the needs of their company and customers.”
Fusion-io has pioneered a next generation storage memory platform for shared data decentralization that significantly improves the processing capabilities within a datacenter by relocating process-critical, or “active”, data from centralized storage to the server where it is being processed, a methodology referred to as data decentralization. Fusion’s integrated hardware and software solutions leverage non-volatile memory to significantly increase datacenter efficiency and offers enterprise grade performance, reliability, availability and manageability. Fusion’s data decentralization platform can transform legacy architectures into next generation datacenters and allows enterprises to consolidate or significantly reduce complex and expensive high performance storage, high performance networking and memory-rich servers. Fusion’s platform enables enterprises to increase the utilization, performance and efficiency of their datacenter resources and extract greater value from their information assets.
Note on Forward-looking Statements
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