SEGA Networks Adopts PernixData FVP(TM) Software to Optimize Gaming Service Platform

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Jun 05, 2014 -- PernixData, the leader in server-side storage intelligence, announced today that SEGA Networks Co., Ltd. will adopt PernixData FVP™ software to accelerate storage performance of its gaming service platform. By removing storage performance bottlenecks, FVP will enable Sega to better handle player information and support playing devices like smart phones and tablets.

"We appreciate the ability to de-couple storage performance from capacity using PernixData FVP software," said Kyohei Aso, IT Management of SEGA Networks. "This not only delivers to the best performance for our applications, but it helps us substantially reduce storage costs by consolidating servers and avoiding unnecessary storage purchases."

SEGA Networks Co., Ltd. relies on VMware vSphere to ensure the reliability and stability of its gaming service platform system. This enables them to consolidate highly complex MySQL databases, reducing the number of physical servers in their environment. However, the company was concerned that storage read and write bottlenecks would hamper the performance of their virtualized databases.

SEGA Networks Co., Ltd. turned to PernixData FVP software to solve their virtualized database performance challenges. FVP virtualizes flash and RAM across servers to create a clustered pool of high-speed resources that accelerate reads and writes to shared storage. By putting storage intelligence into servers, PernixData FVP decouples storage performance from storage capacity for faster virtualized applications, unlimited IOPS (where and when they are needed), and 90 percent lower storage costs.

"The most impressive part of FVP is its unique ability to accelerate both read and write traffic," said Kyosuke Watanabe, director of IT Management of SEGA Networks. "As 80 percent of our database traffic is composed of writes, a read-only solutions was not suitable for our environment."

With PernixData in place, SEGA Networks Co., Ltd. estimates they will be able to migrate at least 80 percent of their MySQL databases from physical to virtual. Other anticipated benefits of PernixData FVP include:

  • 50 percent overall improvement in database performance (i.e. read/write latency)
  • The ability to cost effectively scale-out storage performance as additional servers are introduced
  • Major cost savings with the ability to de-couple storage performance and capacity
  • Tight integration with VMware environment and the ability to give customers complete confidence that their software can be deployed in all modern vSphere environments, using the familiar tools and procedures to which they are accustomed

The SEGA Networks Co., Ltd deal was sold in conjunction with Networld corporation, PernixData's IT infrastructure solution distributor in Japan.

"We continue to see very strong demand for decoupled storage architectures in the Japanese market," said Shoichi Morita, CEO of Networld Corporation. "As SEGA Networks Co., Ltd. demonstrates, there is a huge opportunity for PernixData FVP to change how Japanese companies deliver and manage strategic applications like virtualized databases."

"PernixData is consistently chosen by marquis enterprises as a fast, reliable and cost effective way to virtualize more databases by eliminating storage performance bottlenecks," said Jeff Aaron, vice president of marketing at PernixData. "We are pleased to be chosen by such a prestigious company as a key enabler for their core business initiatives."

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About PernixData™
PernixData is fundamentally changing how storage is designed and operated in virtual data centers. The company's flagship product, PernixData FVP™, virtualizes server flash and RAM to enable scale-out storage performance that is independent of capacity. No changes are required to VMs, servers or primary storage, ensuring maximum performance of all virtualized applications in a seamless, scalable and cost-effective manner.

Based in San Jose, California, PernixData was founded by virtualization experts and backed by industry luminaries in the software space. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter @PernixData.

About SEGA Networks Co., Ltd.

SEGA Networks Co., Ltd. is involved in the planning, development, design, sales, delivery and management and operation of products and services that utilize the Internet and other means of communication.

About Networld Corporation

Networld is a unique solution distributor delivering high edge technology and a wide variety of IT infrastructure products in Japan.

In the world of utility computing, we provide, together with our channel partners -- numerous value resellers and system integrators -- a wide variety of basic products for accomplishing ubiquitous and secure access with corporate date center. We also assist with providing a package of the three elements of date centers: server, network, and storage, together with revolutionary products for the main four fields of the corporate IT infrastructure.

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