StatSocial decreased their spend and increased their innovation with Amazon EC2
StatSocial’s systems were hosted in a managed datacenter, with significant cost associated with running their infrastructure. Additionally, StatSocial utilized horizontally scaling databases, Cassandra and Clustrix, which require multiple servers with high performance. Expansion of these databases required a ticket to the managed datacenter, and visibility into overall server metrics was not directly available to StatSocial.
StatSocial migrated their entire infrastructure from their managed datacenter environment to Amazon Web Services (AWS). The company runs their custom built data analytics workloads on EC2, and for extremely performant databases are utilizing EC2 instances with attached NVME volumes for maximum IOPS at a low cost. StatSocial also has direct alarms and dashboards to monitor server performance and be alerted when there are issues within the system.