Dailymotion is a video-sharing technology platform. It is primarily owned by Vivendi. North American launch partners include BBC News, VICE, Bloomberg, Hearst Digital Media, and more. Dailymotion is available worldwide in 18 languages and 35 localised versions featuring local home pages and local content
Video per Minute
- Annual Growth 30% 30%
- Scality RING
- HTTP/REST storage interface
- 90 HP SL4540 servers
- HP Proliant XL450 servers
“we did not find other object storage solutions to be as mature as Scality RING”
Christophe Simon System Architect for Dailymotion.
How has Scality RING helped Dailymotion’s business? It’s really simple: Scality RING gives Dailymotion’s engineering team confidence that they can grow their storage capacity to meet the hyperscale growth of their content and business. And with 30% annual growth, that predictability is critical to success.
Pierre-Yves Kerembellec, Head of Architecture, Dailymotion
Dailymotion is committed to video, believing that sharing video is sharing experience and variety in life.
Second in video user traffic only to YouTube, Dailymotion.com has more than 300 million users from around the world who watch 3.5 billion videos from its player each month. Those users contribute approximately 7 hours of video uploaded every minute of every day.
Whether live or on-demand, users can watch, follow and share from among every type of video content.
Dailymotion’s moved to object storage, and its initial Scality installation in 2014. Dailymotion knew that a hardware-agnostic solution would be best for them, because of the advantages that it brings in lowering TCO and simplifying growth over time.
Scality RING simplified filling future storage needs with its more straightforward architecture, ideal for a robust service. Using Scality RING directly behind the application servers, rather than using an intermediary tier of protocol servers, improved the overall architecture and reduced the total amount of hardware and storage and server maintenance.
Benefits and Results
Performance and Availability
If they can’t access and upload video quickly and easily, users won’t use the site, so performance and uptime are critical. Dailymotion’s engineering team monitors the upload and download speed and response times regularly, and Scality performs.
A business that’s growing its storage by 30% a year needs reliable, predictable expandable storage. Using Scality, Dailymotion can control acquisition costs thanks to the use of standard x86 servers, and facilities costs, because the storage is efficient.
Dailymotion keeps adding capacity to its Scality RING because it’s easy to manage; easy to grow.
Dailymotion continues to add to their Scality RING capacity over the years. Read the Case Study.
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