Yahoo: Improving User Experience with a New Approach to Cloud Storage

More than a billion people use Yahoo! products and services in their daily lives – from news and email to Flickr. All these services are provided for free, and they are growing exponentially. This puts pressure on Yahoo! to ensure it stores and manages its data effectively.

The company shifted from a traditional storage model to an open source, software-defined Ceph storage approach. It now uses Intel® Xeon® processors, Intel® Solid-State Drives based on PCIe, and Intel® Cache Acceleration Software to support this new model.

As a result, Yahoo! is able to:

  • More effectively control costs;
  • Increase throughput by up to 400 percent; and
  • Reduce end-customer latency by as much as 75 percent.

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