Mail.ru Group Cuts TCO By Up To 40 Percent With More Powerful Processors

A leader in the Russian internet market, Mail.ru Group (MRG) needs to innovate continuously to stay ahead of the competition. As a result, one of its challenges is to cost-effectively bring new ideas to market as smaller test projects, before scaling up the offerings to its broad customer base.

When MRG launches new services, it uses the Intel® Xeon® processors E5-2620 v3, which offer a lower cost entry point, allowing the company to efficiently test them in its data centers. As its scales these services up, MRG uses the more performant Intel® Xeon® E5-2660 v4 processor, which offers a higher core count, and has a larger cache and memory bandwidth. This greater performance allows MRG to consolidate servers and save on data center rental or hosting costs.

With the new processor, MRG is able to do the work of up to three old servers with one new one, and:

  • Realize one-year operational cost savings of up to 67 percent
  • Realize one-year capital expenditure savings of up to 35 percent
  • Achieve a three-year TCO reduction of up to 40 percent