September 6th, 2012
San Francisco, CA – September 6, 2012 – Joyent, the high-performance cloud infrastructure company, today announced that Joyent Cloud has been selected by online video clip and sharing service ReelSurfer as its IT platform. ReelSurfer chose Joyent over Amazon Web Services (AWS) for its ability to scale instantly and 99.9999% uptime to meet the demands of a new and rapidly-growing customer base.
ReelSurfer’s free online video service is data-intensive and has to be ready to meet the demands of unpredictable user behavior. Outages simply aren’t an option. Downtime means dollars lost, and that can be the difference between a viable business and a startup that doesn’t get off the ground. Because of this, ReelSurfer sought an infrastructure solution to meet the unique demands of its business, guarding against sluggish performance or outages in the face of usage spikes, enabling ReelSurfer to easily add memory power and storage space to meet rapid growth, and doing it all while allowing the company to customize the infrastructure freely to meet its needs.
After evaluating AWS and other cloud infrastructure options, ReelSurfer decided on Joyent for better performance, uptime and a more comprehensive and hands on service experience for its revenue critical app. ReelSurfer implemented Joyent Cloud in the lead-up to its public beta and was able to immediately scale up an influx of new users smoothly and without incident. In addition to handling this initial surge, Joyent Cloud also enables ReelSurfer to:
“Our service is incredibly data-intensive and it’s subject to tremendous spikes in usage. And today’s infrastructure options simply don’t work that way. Most cloud infrastructure solutions are designed to support predictable back-office applications, and if you exceed your projected traffic, you pay accordingly. But if you build your own infrastructure, you’re forced to over-provision machines in case of spikes in usage,” said Christian Yang, co-founder of ReelSurfer. “Joyent is different from other cloud providers like Amazon Web Services -- they bring a new approach to cloud infrastructure. They saw the trend toward more user- and data-intensive apps like ours and they’re providing the only high-performance infrastructure that can support them.”
More information on ReelSurfer’s use of Joyent is available here.
ReelSurfer is a free online service that lets anyone clip and share any video from any website. Users enter the URL of a video and then use intuitive controls to select the best segment of up to 30 seconds. They can share the clip via websites, social media, or email – or combine it with other clips to create a reel. For more information, visit reelsurfer.com.
Co-founded by Stanford University classmates Christian Yang and Neil Joglekar in 2008, ReelSurfer has become a valuable solution for companies to help increase their video views and drive highly-engaged potential customers to their websites. Backed by tech seed funder Y Combinator, the company’s advisors include movie producer William Fay, Yahoo Senior Director Anand Chandrasekaran, Pacific Data Images founder Carl Rosendahl, and Morphlabs Vice President of Business Development Margo Drakos.
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