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Garantia Data Launches Redis Cloud Service Built on SoftLayer

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Garantia Data, a provider of Redis and Memcached cloud services, announced on Wednesday the launch of its Redis Cloud service built on SoftLayer’s cloud platform.

Developers using SoftLayer can now build and create applications with infinite scalability using Redis cloud. Garantia Data said that Redis is the fastest data store available today, so developers can expect top performance and high availability from their applications. Currently there are 15,000 developers using Redis on the cloud.

“‘Do it yourself’ open source Redis setups that are installed on virtual servers or bare metal resources work great when they’re small or if you have expert resources who can attend to and manage your Redis datasets, but developers who take this approach often encounter daunting challenges with negotiating scaling barriers, ensuring the availability of Redis processes, effectively persisting the volatile data that’s stored in RAM, and really understanding how to deploy Redis and Softlayer’s resources to achieve optimal results for each specific use case,” Itamar Haber, Vice President of Developer Advocacy at Garantia Data said in a blog post on IBM’s cloud blog. “To mitigate these issues, Redis Cloud ensures high-availability with in-memory replication and instant failover, provides data-durability using SoftLayer’s SAN for data-persistence, and optimizes performance by utilizing bare-metal instances.”

Redis Cloud runs off dedicated bare-metal SoftLayer resources, and performs automated clustering, scaling, performance optimization, and failure recovery from a single console.

“Developers demand high performance computing power and speed from the cloud. With the addition of Redis Cloud, the leading managed Redis solution on SoftLayer’s cloud platform, developers will benefit from unmatched infrastructure and Garantia Data’s enterprise-class Redis so they can build scalable, highly available, and top performing apps,” Mac Devine, CTO of IBM Cloud Services Division and director of cloud innovation said.

Last year, Rackspace acquired Exceptional Cloud Services, a provider of Redis as a Service.

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