After offering Snapdeal gold service and next day delivery for over 5 million products to its consumers, online marketplace Snapdeal hogged the headlines again with another launch. The eCommerce player has launched its private cloud platform named Snapdeal Cirrus. This platform has been built entirely on open source and is believed to be a true hybrid Cloud.
Hybrid cloud Snapdeal Cirrus expands seamlessly to public and allows various applications to be dynamically assigned to run in different parts of the Cloud. This venture by Snapdeal includes an investment which is globally endeavoured by only some of the businesses.
With an aim to handle long-term growth in traffic, this launch is the end result of a year of hard work and research. This initiative has been launched to ensure boost in business growth with platform security, speed and stability.
With a highly dense server architecture of 1,00,000 cores, 16 PB of storage, and a strong 100G SDN infrastructure Snapdeal Cirrus spans across three data centre regions.
As per company official’s statement Snapdeal Cirrus is one of the few successful examples globally of a large hybrid cloud built at a scale of public cloud, purely using open source technologies like OpenStack and Ceph.
It further states that the launch of Snapdeal Cirrus will also satiate the fast-growing demand for crunching big data to build personalised and relevant experiences for consumers.