Snapdeal launches its own cloud : Snapdeal Cirrus, built on OpenStack

Snapdeal has announced the launch of its own private cloud platform, Snapdeal Cirrus.

Snapdeal cloud is built entirely on open source with OpenStack at the center, making it not just an industry-first in India, but also one of the largest OpenStack deployments of a hybrid cloud anywhere in the world.

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Snapdeal Cirrus spans across three data center regions, with a highly dense server architecture of 100,000 cores, 16 PB of storage and a robust 100G SDN infrastructure – an investment made by very few companies globally.

Snapdeal Cirrus is a true hybrid cloud, which expands seamlessly to public and allows various applications to be dynamically assigned to run in different parts of the cloud, mentions the company.

The private cloud solution has been built and operationalized in under a year and is timed to handle long-term growth in traffic. The launch follows a sustained increase in online traffic at Snapdeal, where millions of users regularly browse, buy, make online payments and track shipments till delivery.

The launch will also satiate fast growing demand for crunching big data to build personalized and relevant experiences for consumers. This move will enable Snapdeal to ensure that business growth is augmented with platform speed, security, and stability.