Namecheap, one of the world’s largest domain retailers and a global provider of hosting services, has chosen StorPool’’s software-defined storage solution as part of its new hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) platform. It would help improve the speed and reliability of Namecheap’s hosting services, allowing the company to better retain and attract customers.
Namecheap is a trusted partner for organizations all over the world, managing over 13 million domains and offering a comprehensive suite of hosting services. The company’s previous hosting platform design had a fleet of bare-metal servers with local storage, which periodically caused ‘noisy neighbor’ difficulties in which some customers’ workloads used too much server resources. This led to the potential of service disruptions for other users and additional issues like single points of failure and downtimes during server upgrades.
Namecheap chose an HCI deployment with StorPool’s software operating alongside compute workloads on Supermicro servers with 64-core AMD EPYCTM 7742 CPUs and NVMe SSDs – to provide a next-generation hosting service with increased availability and reliability.
“Our highest priority is keeping our customers’ data safe and secure,” said Max Semenyaka, Technical Operations Manager at Namecheap. “That is why we chose the StorPool solution, based on AMD processors, providing high performance combined with impressive fault tolerance and data availability rates.”
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High IOPS with Minimal Latency
The new StorPool-powered solution would boost performance significantly and achieve favorable results in key metrics that Namecheap was searching for. According to StorPool and Namecheap, the approach provides high IOPS with minimal latency while using very few CPU cores and memory, allowing for efficient use of hardware resources.
Namecheap’s new cloud infrastructure would provide the stability and availability required to keep existing customers and attract new ones. Namecheap can now undertake scheduled hardware maintenance with minimum downtime, speed up new virtual machine installations, and assure optimal performance at scale, thanks to StorPool. Additionally, Namecheap’s technical team no longer needs to manage the storage system since StorPool’s operations team would offer fast help for all areas of the storage layer.
“We are pleased that one of the world’s largest hosting providers chose us to help them achieve fast and reliable primary storage deployed concurrently with shared hosting workloads,” said Boyan Ivanov, CEO and co-founder of StorPool Storage. “Namecheap’s decision to move to an advanced HCI architecture based on AMD EPYC processors and StorPool’s agile storage platform enabled them to achieve a plethora of benefits for their customers.”
The company’s previous hosting platform design had a fleet of bare-metal servers with local storage which periodically caused ‘noisy neighbor’ difficulties in which some customers’ workloads used too much server resources
High IOPS with Minimal Latency
Namecheap can now undertake scheduled hardware maintenance with minimum downtime, speed up new virtual machine installations, and assure optimal performance at scale thanks to StorPool
The technical team no longer needs to manage the storage system since Storpool’s operations team would offer fast help for all areas of the storage layer