Google Ads

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

This form does not yet contain any fields.
    « Apple gets Permit for Solar Farm in Maiden | Main | Gartner says Private Clouds are a last resort, how about learn from public clouds then build your own »

    Why Zynga moved from AWS to its own private cloud - zCloud

    Zynga has an engineering post where they introduce their private cloud.  This post is a bit old, but it provides good details on why Zynga chose to move out of AWS for its own private cloud.

    Now, Zynga still does use AWS, but they are thinking from a business/financial perspective.  Zynga has a hybrid cloud infrastructure, both public and private.

    While our private cloud infrastructure has been growing quickly, Zynga also uses the AWS public cloud to fuel our rapid growth. Our use of AWS, while very important to our business, comes with an operating expense. Essentially, we have been trading monthly operating expenses against longer-term amortized capital expense. Yet, sometimes the pace of our growth forces us to make that tradeoff.

    For example, when CityVille rapidly grew to millions of users in just six weeks, we had to grow our server infrastructure at a pace that kept up with and sometimes even outpaced this demand. In a strict capital expense model, we would have exceeded the supply chain of our equipment suppliers – the process of physically getting the number of servers ordered, shipped, delivered and implemented just takes too long. So, we traded the cost of operating expense in AWS for capital expense.

    Zynga's cloud is compatible with AWS.

    The zCloud is our private cloud that looks, feels, and operates in a similar fashion to the way that we use Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), our public cloud provider. As infrastructure that is private to Zynga, the ZCloud physically resides in our current datacenters and will expand as we grow our infrastructure over time.

    Zynga has learned from its AWS operations and builds its own cloud with its own hardware.

    While similar in functionality to AWS, our private zCloud is designed specifically for social games in terms of availability, network connectivity, server processing power and storage throughput. We have achieved these improvements by providing redundant power to each rack, state-of-the-art servers with high memory capacity, a fully non-blocking network infrastructure, the use of inline hardware-based load balancers and local disk storage.


    PrintView Printer Friendly Version

    EmailEmail Article to Friend

    References (2)

    References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
    • Response
      Response: Cloud reference
      Discover a selection of related articles on Pearltrees
    • Response
      Why Zynga moved from AWS to its own private cloud - zCloud - Green (Low Carbon) Data Center Blog - Green Data Center Blog

    Reader Comments (2)

    Zynga is a good company which uses all the latest technology available today. It also utilizes social trends and behavior of today's generation well.

    It's good to know that they're not taking things for granted. Of course, with so much money at stake, they should not.
    October 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmelia @ IT Management
    CS aerotherm decided to enter Bakery Sector with the objective of offering the state of the Art, Digital Baking Ovens for Bakeries in the Hospitality as well as the Bakery Industry. Industrial Tunnel Ovens, Conveyorized Curing Ovens, Tunnel Ovens Suppliers
    Fir more details visit :-
    October 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIndustrial Ovens Suppliers

    PostPost a New Comment

    Enter your information below to add a new comment.

    My response is on my own website »
    Author Email (optional):
    Author URL (optional):
    Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>