Major League Gaming (MLG) operates one of the largest online professional video game leagues in the world, supporting million of players worldwide. They run a high traffic website for resource-heavy applications with user posts, game demos, recordings of past competitions, along with other game-related media. With the type of growth they were experiencing and plan to continue to experience, they needed a provider to assume the burdensome task of maintaining their infrastructure as well as support the traffic demands of their website. This would allow them to launch applications faster – the core of their business.
One of the unique needs of MLG was a cloud-based environment to handle peak loads but could still support dedicated network and security-sensitive applications. Often times, with needs like this, you would need to use two providers – one for cloud and one for dedicated. With Rackspace, MLG could host their entire solution in one place with Hybrid Hosting. They can use Cloud Servers for instant scale and dedicated gear for I/O and security-sensitive network applications – more importantly, they are connected.
Brian Corrigan, CTO of MLG, has been pleased with the outcome, quoting:
Hybrid and the ability to scale on demand becomes the new table stakes in the online world. You’re at a disadvantage if you don’t have it.
He goes on to talk about the benefits he’s seen including increased speed, reduce cost and the relief of having a support rep to call.
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