CASE STUDY

MagHub Selected Buurst to Expand AWS Storage Capabilities and Eliminate a Costly Rewrite for their Publishing Application

MagHub is a publishing platform for global firms to operate a media business from initial customer contact to final layout and production.

Challenge

MagHub needed a mature cloud NAS to support a growing volume of read/write customer data. It was simply not possible to scale the server farm using existing AWS solutions, which tended to dictate a write once model and was not acceptable for MagHub’s purposes. SoftNAS delivers one of the fastest cloud storage filesystems available and it offers a flexible, secure and reliable approach to data migration.

Why SoftNAS

Using Amazon Web Services S3 or EBS alone would have required rewriting the whole application at a cost of more than $200,000 to restructure the file systems and at least a year’s worth of time for a dedicated development team. Additionally, with this type of solution, it would be difficult to scale since AWS does not allow EBS volumes to be mounted to more than one instance. MagHub needed a new solution that would not require customers being segmented into different environments. Using SoftNAS, the MagHub team avoided the need to rewrite the application.

Results

SoftNAS solved a huge problem for us. We were challenged with managing both active and backup data. While this is not a simple problem, it was straightforward to solve and implement with SoftNAS. The product enabled us to use a single NAS controller and attach to separate storage pools for active and backup data yet manage a single virtual storage appliance. After three calls with SoftNAS Support, and in less than one month, we were running in production,” said Rudy Pataro, Founder.

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“SoftNAS has an elegant solution and makes a customer’s life easy. The reliability that SoftNAS products offer, means customers don’t have to get in and mess around with it – saving valuable time and precious resources.”

Rudy Pataro, Founder, MagHub