Case Studies

Sports Chosun's ioScale-Accelerated Sports Content Solution is Newsworthy

This entertainment web site tripled performance and improved customer service by moving its database off hard disks onto an industry-standard x86 server with Fusion ioMemory products.

Solution Focus

  • Media and Entertainment
  • Content Delivery
  • MySQL
  • Microsoft Hyper-V

Bottom Line

Improve customer service and scalability, while reducing footprints and maintenance costs.

  • Reduce the costs of delivering more news content, in real-time
  • Accelerate content load times to improve customer experience and loyalty
  • 250% ROI per year, over five years
  • Implement a simpler, more scalable, easy to upgrade system

The SanDisk® Solution

Moved database off hard disks in an expensive, high-performance server and onto an industry-standard x86 server with Fusion ioMemory products, tripling performance.

1/3 cost of existing system for equivalent performance
Nearly 5:1 footprint consolidation
1/12 maintenance costs
Up to 3x faster procurement times for future servers

Over 5x faster average content load times
3x faster large content load times

System Overview

System Before

MySQL Database
Database Servers

  • 3 x 4U servers, 4 x hex-core processors @2.4GHz, 4GB RAM
  • OS: Windows 2012 DataCenter
  • Applications: MySQL 5.5.21 on CentOS (in VM)
  • Hard disks: 2 x 64GB SCSI hard drives in RAID 0 (for OS)

Storage and Network (~7U)

  • SAN Switch
  • DAS Array with 60 hard disks

System After


  • Consolidated 3 high-performance database servers to one industry-standard x86 server: 2 x hex-core Intel Xeon CPU E5645 processors @2.40GHz, 32GB RAM
  • Moved database off SAN storage and onto 2 x Fusion ioMemory products in a server

About Sports Chosun

Sports Chosun is the number 1 online sports news company at Korea. Its site receivers over 130 million page views from 100 million users every week. Its web site has more concurrent users than any other Korea press media companies. (Source from 2013 Nov 26).


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