Mercury email platform, Summer update

As I wrote about earlier this year, our plan to migrate Mercury email storage away from the Nexenta ZFS system has now been successfully completed. This means that the storage system for every Mercury hosted mailbox is now running from our own in-house designed setup.

The new storage backend is based on ultra fast SSD disks deployed in simple RAID6 arrays for redundancy. The new system also provides a dramatic performance increase; compared to Mercury’s original HDD based storage setup, IOPS (read/write operations) have soared to over 100,000 per second, compared to just a few thousand previously.

At the time of writing, the newly minted system has been performing as we’d hoped and uptime has been radically improved. We hope you’ve seen this, too.

This isn’t the end of course. The Mercury platform is always being improved and extended upon at various layers. Several more improvements are underway, and in various stages of implementation too.

Stuart Melling

Hi! I am the the co-founder of and Business Development Director; I've been at this hosting lark for more than twenty two years, ulp.. I oversee multiple areas of our business to ensure products and services are meeting our customer's needs. You can get in touch over on LinkedIn or replying to any of most posts. In my spare time I am exceptionally interested in food and drink, I run several food website and am a multi-award winning, food and drink writer.

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