Case Study: Magnify
Magnify.net needed a scalable way to grow their enterprise SaaS business; with Gossamer Threads, they made it to the top of their field.
Magnify.net began as a consumer video aggregation platform which allowed users to create video channels with uploaded content and content aggregated from the web. They have since grown to be the web's premier video curation service, offering major media entities (TED, New York Magazine, Vibe) all of the tools they need to upload, manage, and deliver unique video content to their users. This ambitious trajectory has required a scalable and open-ended hosting solution, and Gossamer Threads was able to supply the hosting infrastructure Magnify.net's growth necessitated.
Starting with a shared server, then moving to a dedicated machine, then to a custom clustered server architecture which now boasts nearly twenty dedicated servers, Gossamer Threads has been continually tailoring Magnify.net's hosting plan to meet their ever expanding needs and carefully monitoring for usage and load spikes to ensure that bandwidth and hardware utilization is never a concern.
Gossamer Threads was able to facilitate growth for Magnify.net, helping it scale without disruption in service, and giving them the muscle to take on the needs of top branded clients which have helped place them at the front of their industry. Gossamer Threads has been working with Magnify.net since 2006, continuing to offer technical consulting and development services as required, and ensuring high availability and stable servers.
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Magnify.net is the web’s largest collection of targeted video channels, with more than 90,000 sites.
Magnify.net serves on average 8 million video streams per month.
“Then—there are the guys at Gossamer Threads. [They've] been our partners over these past few months of breakneck growth, cheerfully adding servers and lending a hand to debug new services as we’ve added them. These guys are amazing - and if you’re looking for a powerful but service oriented host—you can’t go wrong.”
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