Photobucket uses SaltStack for data center automation, flexibility and efficiency

March 10, 2014 - Rhett Glauser

Photobucket uses SaltStack for automation, flexibility and efficiency

SaltStack provides the ultimate data center automation available.

Photobucket is one of the original gangsters of online photo storage and today remains the premier destination to upload, create, and share photos and videos…what Photobucket calls “life’s stories.” After a decade of success, Photobucket is now home to more than 13 billion photos and videos from more than 100 million registered users. SaltStack delivers data center automation, flexibility and efficiency.

This Salty gif courtesy of our friends at Photobucket.

Their rapidly growing numbers and new social features require the data center operations team to work smarter and faster to stay ahead of the competition. More flexible and efficient data center infrastructure is essential, and they are winning by using SaltStack to manage FlexPod (NetApp storage with Cisco UCS) running OpenStack with KVM hypervisor.

According to this case study (production props go to the Cisco team), Photobucket has been able to use the combined technologies to reduce infrastructure deployment times from weeks to minutes.

Read the case study to learn how SaltStack automation has helped data center automation for Photobucket:

  • Save 40 hours of labor per week;
  • Eliminate tedious maintenance tasks;
  • Free time for more high-value data center design and engineering work.