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Go Daddy Now Controls Storage Costs And Optimizes Service Delivery Using SwiftTest

Go Daddy Now Controls Storage Costs And Optimizes Service Delivery Using SwiftTest

SwiftTest Inc., the leader in storage validation, today announced that Go Daddy, the Web’s top platform for small businesses, is using its technology to help control storage costs and optimize service delivery. With SwiftTest, the world’s largest website hosting provider is now free to innovate with the latest storage technologies while saving money and improving performance.

Go Daddy’s storage team manages a hefty (28 Petabytes) and rapidly growing storage infrastructure with 99.999% uptime in a storage-as-a-service model. The team faces the constant challenge of innovating to improve service delivery and to reduce costs. Having the ability to validate innovations prior to deployment in production was a critical requirement for Go Daddy, as “testing in production” with live customers was not an option. Adoption of SwiftTest has turned what was once an arduous process into an efficient, effective solution.

If you can’t validate technology before it’s deployed into production, then you are flying blind. SwiftTest gives us the confidence of knowing exactly how our infrastructure will behave in the real world, in a matter of days instead of months. It helps us determine an optimal balance of better, faster, and affordable storage system technologies that ultimately benefit Go Daddy’s 11 million customers worldwide.
– Julia Palmer, Data manager, Go Daddy. Julia Palmer, Data manager, Go Daddy.

“If you can’t validate technology before it’s deployed into production, then you are flying blind,” said Julia Palmer, storage protection and data manager at Go Daddy. “SwiftTest gives us the confidence of knowing exactly how our infrastructure will behave in the real world, in a matter of days instead of months. It helps us determine an optimal balance of better, faster, and affordable storage system technologies that ultimately benefit Go Daddy’s 11 million customers worldwide.”

SwiftTest is leveraged by Go Daddy in a variety of use cases including product bake-offs, new technology evaluations, density testing, and routine change management. “We can now assess cutting edge storage technologies like SSDs, caching / tiering, and dedup against our full production requirements, faster and more accurately than ever before,” says Justin Richardson, senior storage engineer at Go Daddy. “SwiftTest puts us in the driver’s seat when it comes to our storage roadmap and our cost structure.”

Offering a robust validation solution across File, Block and Object storage, SwiftTest can stress modern data center infrastructure to its limits with highly accurate, real-life traffic and tremendous load. A storage validation process powered by SwiftTest is an integral step in a journey towards an improved user experience, cost savings, and confidence in using the latest technologies.

“Our mission is to empower storage experts like the Go Daddy team with the insight they need to improve service delivery and reduce costs and become company superstars,” said Philippe Vincent, president and CEO of SwiftTest. “We’re honored to be a part of their success.”

For further details on the Go Daddy story, visit the SwiftTest website to listen to the webcast and read the accompanying slides.

About Go Daddy
Go Daddy is the world’s largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue according to 451 Research (Mass-Market Hosting Report-Fall 2012) and is the #1 provider of net-new SSL certificates for 2012, according to the Netcraft, LTD Secure Server Survey. To learn more about the company, visit www.GoDaddy.com

About SwiftTest
As the leader in storage validation, SwiftTest provides advanced testing and analytics solutions for the modern data center. Trusted by equipment manufacturers, Fortune 500 IT organizations, and leading cloud service providers throughout the world, SwiftTest empowers storage experts with the insight they need to deliver high quality storage products and services. Addressing file, block, and object storage validation, SwiftTest has the performance required to stress today’s most complex infrastructure to its limits. Visit www.SwiftTest.com for more information.

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