Justin.TV Selects SGI® To Support Booming Web Traffic
Fast-growing Live Streaming Video Site Deploys Rackable™ Half-Depth Servers to Double Density and Cut Power Costs in Half
FREMONT, CA (June 24, 2009) — SGI® (NASDAQ: SGI) today announced that Justin.tv has deployed SGI's Rackable™ 1U half-depth servers to support its increasing Web traffic demands. Rackable C1000 servers double the company's former compute capacity while maintaining the same data center footprint, and halve its power usage, thereby reducing operating costs – all of which allow Justin.tv to manage a large amount of its Web traffic in-house.
Justin.tv is the largest online community that enables people to broadcast, watch and interact with live video. The site has more than 41 million unique visitors every month and a community of over 500,000 users who broadcast live video. The company required a scalable, cost-effective data center solution to keep pace with its rapid growth and expanding data center needs. Justin.tv installed SGI's 1U half-depth servers, mounted back-to-back, to immediately service twice the amount of traffic on each rack than its previous solution supported.
"With SGI's half-depth Rackable servers, Justin.tv benefits from unmatched density and huge data center power savings. We are now able to fit 60 servers in a single cabinet where we previously could accommodate only 30. Now, a single rack can easily handle 60 GB/s of peak traffic—twice as much as before," said Jon Shipman, network engineer at Justin.tv. "SGI also offered a completely integrated, build-to-order, pre-racked and pre-cabled, plug-and-play data center solution. We were up and running on day one in just a few hours."
"Justin.tv recognized that, in order to greatly improve its bottom line and scale for future growth, it needed to invest in high-density, energy-efficient data center solutions to reduce operating costs," said Tony Carrozza, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at SGI. "SGI's half-depth servers are ideal for rapidly-growing companies like Justin.tv that are scaling quickly and require flexible solutions with best-in-class density and power efficiency."
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