UK-based Managed Hosting Company Wirehive Selects Storage Solution Provider Nexenta to Support Its Cloud Offering

Wirehive, a UK-based managed hosting company, has chosen Nexenta to meet its demand for a storage solution to support its public cloud offering. Wirehive required a storage solution that could perform at the highest level, while remaining cost effective and covering peak demands for critical customer requirements.

Wirehive is an expert digital hosting company that works exclusively with digital agencies and their clients. The company serves as a managed hosting expert, building and managing customized hosting solutions with a high level of support. The company provides public, private and hybrid cloud services to its clients through virtual dedicated servers running VMware.

nexenta-storageThe managed hosting provider needed a solution that could support its public cloud hosting offering. It needed to provide scalability and flexibility to deliver significant growth in services and handle sudden bursts of activity aligned with marketing campaigns. Its existing solution was proving inadequate to the demands placed on it and incapable of keeping up with Wirehive’s growth plans.

“We were pretty much sold on the technology even before we saw the pricing. Pricing was an added bonus,” said Simon Green, Technical Director of Wirehive. “With the Nexenta solution you get all the features straight out of the box without having to pay more to unlock additional features.”

High Availability Cluster

Wirehive opted for the NexentaStor High Availability (HA) Cluster based on Supermicro servers with 70 TB of capacity utilizing multiple redundancy levels of RAID protection and additional read cache provided by HGST (formerly sTec) SAS SSD combined with write cache vis the HGST ZeusRAM SAS SSD.

By choosing the HA option, Wirehive would be able to enjoy significant resilience and redundancy capabilities while managing and controlling the shared storage. “We have no intention of using anything else apart from NexentaStor,” added Green. “As far as we’re concerned it’s the best solution out there.”

Nexenta is a global provider of open source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), with 6,000+ customers, 1,000+ partners, 30+ patents, and more than 1,000 petabytes of storage under management. Nexenta OpenSDS enables everyday apps from rich media-driven social living to mobility; from the Internet of Things to big data; from OpenStack and CloudStack to Do-It-Yourself cloud deployments – for all types of clouds – private, public, and hybrid.