Recently, Mithi Software’s Solution Architect, Mr. Pankaj Choudhary appeared on This Is My Architecture to talk about refactoring our email storage architecture from Block Store to Blob Store.
At Mithi we are always looking for ways to improve our offerings to our customers. This shift will create a more cost effective and scalable solution.
Backdrop of our Solutions:
We currently have 4 SaaS Solutions viz: SkyConnect, Vaultastic, ClrStream and Ideolve for Business Email, Archival, Security & Team Collaboration.
With these platforms managing ever growing storage volumes, the critical requirement in these solutions is enabling a cost effective, scalable, fast and highly reliable storage platform.
Progress thus far:
To achieve the above goal, we are in the process of transforming our email storage architecture, which will take place in 2 phases:
Phase 1 (completed): A hierarchical storage layout with infrequently used mail and mail index moved to a warm BLOB store (Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)) with the block store as an intermediate hot store to store the frequently used email data (Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS))
Phase 2 (in progress): Move completely to blob storage and a stateless design to take further advantage of server-less.
About This is My Architecture:
This is My Architecture is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) series that features AWS partners and customers demonstrating innovative cloud architectures used to solve problems.