Taking Database High Availability into the Stratosphere

An interconnected telecommunications system using MySQL Cluster to power an internal cloud service.
Industry
Telecommunications
Location
Greece
Data Center
10+
Speedcast is the world's largest global satellite communications and network service provider specializing in satellite connectivity for remote situations like oceanic shipping, remote energy production, and other applications where traditional communications technologies are not possible.
Challenge
When Speedcast began developing a new internal cloud service they knew that a high availability database would be a key factor in its success. When working on the system architecture based on MySQL (NDB) Cluster, they knew that they had a choice; either they could hire a Database Administrator (DBA) who was experienced in NDB, or find a system that their existing team could use to manage the database.
Solution
With the robust features of ClusterControl and Severalnines deep expertise in NDB, Severalnines’ expertise with this specific database technology combined with its automation software met all the requirements of the project.

Why Severalnines

It took the Speedcast team about a week to get ClusterControl integrated with their new environment, and with preconfigured, battle-tested MySQL Clusters deployed… all without the need for any support from the Severalnines team.
“ClusterControl has improved our uptime, expandability, and increased our productivity. It has improved the sustainability and maintenance of our database services”
Ioannis Tampakakis, Software Systems R&D Manager at Speedcast