MayStreet, a specialist in packet capture, historical market data and market-access software for capital markets, is using Wasabi hot cloud storage for affordable, fast and reliable secondary storage.
MayStreet archives data to Wasabi to free up on-premises storage capacity and protect its business-critical data for a fraction of the price of alternative solutions. Wasabi helps MayStreet contain costs, simplify operations and free up valuable IT personnel to focus on innovation.
Business challenge: Keeping pace with rapid data growth
MayStreet maintains massive volumes of capital markets intelligence data on internal server storage in its main data centre. The company generates roughly 3 TB of new data every day. With the company’s on-premises storage approaching capacity, CTO Michael Lehr sought alternative solutions to keep pace with rapid data growth.
“We explored a number of options, including introducing a network distributed file system like Gluster in our data centre,” explains Lehr. “Ultimately we decided to introduce a cloud storage service to avoid infrastructure costs and administrative hassles.”
Solution: Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage
After evaluating a number of cloud storage options, including AWS and Google Cloud Platform, Lehr selected Wasabi hot cloud storage for the company’s secondary storage platform.
“Quite simply, it would cost us about US$250,000 a year to store a petabyte of data with AWS or Google. With Wasabi it costs about US$60,000 a year,” says Lehr. “And unlike with the other cloud services, with Wasabi there are no egress fees, which is incredibly important to us if we need to transfer data out of the cloud for any reason.”
Results: Affordable, efficient and durable storage
Wasabi serves as a cost-effective, efficient and reliable secondary storage repository. MayStreet archives historical and infrequently accessed data to Wasabi to free up on-prem storage capacity and avoid costly data centre storage expansions. In addition, the company backs up all of its data to Wasabi for Disaster Recovery.
Wasabi’s pay-as-you-grow pricing model lets MayStreet tightly align ongoing expenses with evolving capacity demands. The Wasabi solution protects and extends previous investments and helps MayStreet free up capital budget and staff for strategic initiatives.
“With Wasabi, we don’t have to worry about managing or scaling our storage infrastructure,” says Lehr. “Instead, our IT team can concentrate on developing innovative services and expanding our data collection network to support the business and improve our competitive advantage.”
Wasabi’s highly parallelised system architecture provides significantly faster read/write speeds than other cloud storage solutions. In the event of a catastrophe MayStreet can quickly retrieve backed up data from the cloud to restore services. Wasabi also provides eleven 9s (99.999999999%) of object durability, ensuring the integrity of the company’s business-critical data assets.
Thanks to Wasabi, MayStreet is able to keep skyrocketing data growth in check. The economical, infinitely scalable, on-demand storage solution lets MayStreet slash storage expenses, improve IT agility and free up resources to focus on innovation.
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