CloudSigma’s Flexible, Scalable Resources Reduce Tracky’s Costs by 350 Percent and Show Five Times Greater Performance Levels
Palo Alto, Calif. – June 4, 2013 – CloudSigma, a customer-centric, pure-cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider, today announced that Tracky has selected CloudSigma’s public cloud to support its social collaboration software and has already achieved five times greater performance levels and 350 percent cost savings. With an open software layer, perfect provisioning and all-SSD storage, CloudSigma was the scalable cloud platform Tracky was looking for to support its future growth.
“As a remote business, we knew the cloud was the right environment for our services – after all, we are based all over the United States and couldn’t fly 1,500 miles to push a button on our hardware every time we needed to spin up more CPU or RAM,” said David Longnecker, Senior Developer, Tracky. “By migrating from our restricted, self hosted solution to CloudSigma, we can do things much more easily – on the fly. If an additional three million users suddenly decided to visit our site tomorrow, we are confident in our ability to spin up additional capacity as needed and for CloudSigma’s infrastructure to ‘just work.’”
CloudSigma’s ability to size servers exactly in line with Tracky’s growing requirements was a big draw for the company. Without pre-packaged bundles, CloudSigma allowed Tracky to specify compute resources as needed on a pay-as-you-go basis. This, combined with CloudSigma’s five-minute billing increments, eliminated Tracky’s wasted resources from over-provisioning while adding a level of transparency to its virtual machine deployments.
“Beyond CloudSigma’s flexible compute resources, the biggest draw for us was its open software layer,” continued Longnecker. “Without any restrictions, we were able to deploy the exact applications and operating systems we wanted. We evaluated several other solutions before selecting CloudSigma, but all had extensive limitations and lacked the support for any ‘non-tested’ distributions or licensing. In contrast, we were very pleased to be able to use whatever we wanted on CloudSigma’s platform and continue to develop relationships with outside vendors, like Microsoft.”
Deployed in CloudSigma’s Las Vegas data center location, Tracky uses CloudSigma’s SSD storage and, as a result, is seeing an overall application performance increase of more than 50 percent for processing and page load times, with an additional 75 percent increase in data storage responsiveness. Furthermore, Tracky now needs 25 percent less CPU and RAM as a result of eliminating I/O wait times.
“We are entirely focused on our customers and supplying the most innovative platform possible to allow them to do exactly what they need to do for their business,” said Robert Jenkin, CEO, CloudSigma. “If a customer comes to us wanting to deploy the latest Windows 2012 server, Ubuntu Server 13.04 or FreeBSD, it should ‘just work,’ and at the best performance levels possible. It’s because of this attitude and approach that companies like Tracky find a reliable provider in CloudSigma.”
Tracky’s social collaboration platform lets you organize all of your to-do’s, work projects and social connections in one place — from planning a wedding to launching an international brand. With Tracky, you can work socially and get more done in a single work hub, including: to-do lists, live chats, calendars, social publishing, task management, people and project discovery, social accountability, cloud-based storage and more. Connect. Collaborate. Share. Join us in the collaboration movement at www.tracky.com or on Twitter @Tracky and Facebook.
CloudSigma is a pure-cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider that offers highly-available, flexible, enterprise-class hybrid cloud servers and cloud hosting solutions, both in Europe and the U.S. 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, as well as extend private networks out of existing infrastructure and elastically into CloudSigma’s IaaS cloud to create easy to manage and transparent hybrid cloud solutions. For more information, please visit www.CloudSigma.com or find the company on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.
Meredith L. Eaton
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