All-Flash Arrays Deliver Sub-Millisecond Latencies


Customer:

Betfair is one of the leading wagering sites in the United Kingdom, offering a variety of on-line casino and betting products to more than 1 million members worldwide. Betfair handles an average of more than 100 million transactions per day. Betfair demands ultra-high reliability and performance from its IT infrastructure to ensure its customers are provided with the best possible user experience when placing wagers. A critical element of this high-availability IT infrastructure are Pure Storage all-flash arrays that Betfair relies upon to deliver exceptional performance, reliability and ease of management.

Challenges:

  • Legacy storage system suffered from inconsistent latencies, and required excessive levels of system management./li>
  • The highly competitive online betting market requires constant and timely development of new products/ services with a consistently superior user experience.

Use Case:

Business Transformation:

  • Millions of customers every day have uninterrupted access to the most advanced on-line betting environment, while Betfair benefits from processing high volumes of transactions reliably, even at peaks reaching 3,000 transactions per second.

IT Transformation:

  • All-flash arrays deliver consistently sub-millisecond latencies, ensuring the best possible user experience.
  • The solution provides ultra-high reliability and performance, even at peak loads.
“Pure Storage beat the socks off everyone else in terms of performance.”
Andrew Cook, Principal Engineer, Betfair