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Database company ScaleArc has joined the Global Cloud Network (GCN), an alliance of mobile carriers who run their mobile clouds and IaaS on Joyent’s data center fabric. In joining GCN, ScaleArc will offer its ScaleArc iDB v2.2 database infrastructure software through Joyent’s carrier-grade SmartDataCenter cloud infrastructure for carriers utilizing GCN. Traditionally, carriers hosting a MySQL database in the cloud have faced challenges. The constant application modification needed to scale database environments -- while real-time, data-intensive and latency-sensitive mobile transactions hit the networks each day -- is nearly impossible to do without experiencing serious business continuity issues.


With the addition of plug-and-play iDB technology from ScaleArc, carriers on GCN can bypass the need for modifications and achieve instant scalability, higher availability and better performance of their MySQL database environment. “Carriers need a high-performance, highly available database infrastructure that can instantly scale to meet the demands of today’s user-intensive mobile, web and mission-critical machine-to-machine applications,” says James Blom, vice president, mobile alliances & technology partnerships, Joyent GCN. “Global Cloud Network is the foremost ecosystem for satisfying the needs of mobile carriers and mobile clouds in emerging markets.”

Customers can use ScaleArc iDB v2.2 software to achieve instant horizontal scaling of MySQL database instances hosted within the Joyent SmartDataCenter and enable SQL-aware load balancing with higher availability. They can also take advantage of agentless transparent query caching with a single click, obtain real-time logging and analytics of all SQL queries and achieve a new level of SQL security. “There’s huge global demand for high-performance cloud infrastructures and GCN is fulfilling the need for massively scalable mobile network infrastructures,” says Varun Singh, founder and CEO of ScaleArc.


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