Use Case: MySQL Cloud Migration

Introduction
How a global SaaS provider is enabled to deploy hybrid-cloud MySQL clusters for continuous operations and migration purposes, while preventing lock-in to any specific cloud vendor.
User Profile
This is a global SaaS provider for e-signature services, who used to run MySQL master/slave clusters, initially using native MySQL replication and later Tungsten Clustering, on a hosted platform at Rackspace. After migrating to the cloud, they are currently running Tungsten Clustering (with 200+ MySQL instances) parallel in AWS and Azure.
Tungsten Topology
Composite Hybrid-Cloud MySQL Cluster Topologies

Challenge

How to find a continuously available solution for SaaS customers

The challenge this customer faced was to find a continuously available solution for their SaaS customers, and do the migration from on-premises to the cloud without downtime.

Solution

One of the stand-out differences that Continuent Tungsten has to offer compared to other MySQL high-availability alternatives is the ability to simultaneously run and manage database clusters on-premises and in the various clouds, providing a unified, single pane view management layer for all MySQL database nodes and clusters.

Benefits - MySQL Cloud Migration

Continuous MySQL Operations
Hybrid-Cloud MySQL Clusters Deployment
No Cloud Vendor Lock-in

This customer can deploy hybrid-cloud MySQL clusters for continuous operations and migration purposes, which prevents the lock-in to any specific cloud vendor. More importantly, it gives significant negotiation power on the compute instances prices with a realistic threat to take the workloads elsewhere. This SaaS customer started with on-premises deployments at Rackspace and now runs simultaneously both at AWS and Azure.

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