Case Studies

Star Power: MovieStarPlanet Goes Supernova with Fusion ioMemory™ Solutions

MovieStarPlanet, a social networking provider, eliminated timeouts and database crashes using SanDisk Fusion ioMemory ioDrive devices.

Solution Focus

  • Social Networking
  • Microsoft SQL Server
“To get the same performance as a server running Fusion ioMemory™ ioDrive® devices, we would need 12 servers, each with a 12 disk array—a maintenance nightmare that would not scale efficiently.”

Daniel Helmo,
Director of IT, MovieStarPlanet

The SanDisk® Solution

Eliminated timeouts and database crashes by moving all database data from hard disk-based storage to ioDrive solid state storage devices.

9x performance density
6x faster SQL indexing
1.5x smaller footprint
2x decrease in support cases for service desk
3x improvement in site monitoring capability
Maintenance tasks no longer affect user experience
Superior reliability to HDDs

The Bottom Line

MovieStarPlanet delivers best-in-class service to a rapidly growing user base, and supports new game features even at peak usage hours with its SanDisk powered infrastructure.

  • Increased quality of service
  • Less IT time spent on monitoring and maintenance
  • Reduced hardware and software licensing costs
  • Scale to double the workload on same hardware

System Overview

System Before

Equivalent Hard-disk-based System

  • 12 x 2U servers, Dual Intel Xeon processors, 2.8GHz
  • OS: Windows 2008 R2
  • 12 x 1U Disk arrays
  • Hard disks: 8 x 15K RPM SAS drives, 600GB per server

System After

SanDisk Powered System

  • 12 x 2U servers
  • OS: Windows 2008 R2
  • 2 x ioDrive 320GB MLC devices per server


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