AARKI Case Study

AARKI Case Study

Aarki is a leading AD-tech company

One of the fastest growing companies in the Bay Area that uses big data to construct predictive user models for targeted advertising.

As their network was reaching the point for a necessary update they started looking into conventional solutions, but after an extensive research decided to replace their network with a more flexible model offered by XCloud Networks.

Aarki implemented solution proposed by XCloud Networks in their Hong Kong data center, planning to upgrade the 4 other locations as well. 

Summary

CHALLANGES

Build a cost-efficient and resilient network infrastructure for efficient on-line ADs delivery

Setup a vendor-agnostic solution that is scalable and easily replicable

Manage their multi-location data center network with extreme accuracy and no accidental outages through an intuitive centralized dashboard

Increase team productivity with improved time efficiency, and an ability to run their continuously expanding network with a small team of professionals

SOLUTIONS

Leaf/Spine network based on CLOS topology managed through XCloud Software, Cumulus Linux, and Edgecore Switches (AS5800 & AS6800 series).

XCloud vRouter (based on DPDK) for External-BGP (with full view routing), VPN, NAT (optimized and fully supported up to 40Gbps), and other networking functions that eliminate the need to buy a specialized hardware.

XCloud Dashboard for centralized and automated management of the entire network infrastructure.

XCloud built-in Hardware and Software based Load Balancer and Security ACLs

 

RESULTS

Vertically and horizontally scalable network based on Leaf/Spine topology, allowing step by step expansion through the replication of the ongoing model.

3 fold CapEx reduction due to competitive pricing model of commodity hardware and XCloud Network Functions Virtualization.

Massive increase in team productivity through automated configuration rollout, bulk action processes and network health maintenance allowing savings on OpEx.

Additional networking features (Load Balancing, ACLs) available for use at no extra expense allowing balanced and protected resource usage without a need of a specialized hardware.