SEGA Networks Adopts PernixData FVP Software to Optimize Gaming Service Platform

SEGA Networks Co., Ltd. will adopt PernixData FVP software to accelerate storage performance of its gaming service platform. FVP would remove storage bottlenecks and enable SEGA to better handle player information and support playing devices like smart phones and tablets.

storage-hostingSEGA Networks relies on VMware vSphere to ensure the reliability and stability of its gaming service platform system. This enables them to consolidate highly complex MySQL databases, reducing the number of physical servers in their environment. However, the company was concerned that storage read and write bottlenecks would hamper the performance of their virtualized databases.

SEGA turned to PernixData FVP software to solve their virtualized database performance challenges. FVP virtualizes flash and RAM across servers to create a clustered pool of high-speed resources that accelerate reads and writes to shared storage. By putting storage intelligence into servers, PernixData FVP decouples storage performance from storage capacity for faster virtualized applications, and unlimited IOPS – where and when they are needed.

Japanese market

“The most impressive part of FVP is its unique ability to accelerate both read and write traffic,” said Kyosuke Watanabe, director of IT Management of SEGA Networks. “As 80 percent of our database traffic is composed of writes, a read-only solutions was not suitable for our environment.” 

Based in San Jose, California, PernixData was founded by virtualization experts and backed by industry luminaries in the software space. The SEGA Networks deal was sold in conjunction with Networld corporation, PernixData’s IT infrastructure solution distributor in Japan.

“We continue to see very strong demand for decoupled storage architectures in the Japanese market,” said Shoichi Morita, CEO of Networld Corporation. “As SEGA Networks Co., Ltd. demonstrates, there is a huge opportunity for PernixData FVP to change how Japanese companies deliver and manage strategic applications like virtualized databases.”