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SEGA Games Defeats “Monster VMs” with Tintri VMstore

SEGA Games Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational video game developer and publisher headquartered in Tokyo, with multiple offices around the world. SEGA Games has released a number of popular game titles in recent years, including hits such as “Phantasy Star Online 2,” “Yakuza Series,” “Puyopuyo!! Quest,” and “Hortensia Saga” designed for PCs, home game machines, and smart devices. SEGA Games is also successful in many other business areas, including a cross-promotional network for smart devices called “Noah Pass” that currently has a monthly active user count (MAU) exceeding 10 million, and which continues to grow steadily as a B2B service.

Challenges

  • High I/O Monster VMs impacting the performance of other virtual machines
  • Desire to virtualize remaining physical servers to reduce recovery times

Solution

  • Tintri VMstore

Results

  • Improved application performance
  • Reduced I/O recovery times from hardware failure from two to three minutes to tens of seconds
  • Obtained a data reduction rate of 2.2x
  • Reduced backup times from six hours/day to twenty minutes/day using ReplicateVM
Case Study - Sega

“By introducing VMstore, the Monster VMs causing so many issues have disappeared. In gaming terms, this would be the moment we beat the monster and peace is restored.”

Soichiro Fujise
Section Manager of Infrastructure & DB Section, Vice Department manager of Common Platform Department

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