December 16, 2005
MySpace, developers of the Myspace.com lifestyle portal, has made an initial deployment of 20 terabytes of Isilon IQ clustered storage to meet the media consumption demands of its more than 40 million members. With the growth in its number of users and their time spent on the site, MySpace has become the third ranked site in terms of page views in October 2005, according to comScore Media Metrix. In order to accommodate the 24x7 user consumption of its wide ranging catalog of media content and user profiles, MySpace selected Isilon IQ clustered storage to provide the levels of scalability and performance needed to sustain its growth.
"Our media delivery and storage needs are tripling every year and this presented a challenge for our traditional storage systems," said Aber Whitcomb, CTO, MySpace. "Isilon IQ is a critical part of our infrastructure -- the performance, scalability and cost savings we realize with Isilon IQ will help fuel the next wave of our development."
MySpace switched to Isilon IQ clustered storage to support both music label and user-generated streaming and downloadable media programming. Originally using legacy SATA arrays, MySpace found that their traditional storage systems could not accommodate the growth of their data storage. Using Isilon IQ clustered storage, MySpace was able to unify its catalog of media programming into one file system, providing flexibility to scale capacity to meet rapid growth while recognizing cost savings and realizing operational leverage of its IT staff.
"MySpace is experiencing unfathomable levels of growth, both in users and in media content, providing a perfect example of the massive growth of digital content and unstructured data driving explosive stores of data in both the consumer and enterprise markets," said Brett Goodwin, VP of Marketing and Business Development, Isilon Systems. "Isilon IQ has enabled MySpace to leave behind its cumbersome legacy storage systems in favor of a revolutionary new storage architecture designed from the ground up for highly scalable, performance-driven businesses."
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