November 19, 2013 09:00 ET

Social Networking Powerhouse Relies on SGI to Improve IT Stability and Performance

Social Discovery Leader, Tagged, Selects SGI's Power-Efficient and Cost Effective Servers

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 19, 2013) - SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), the trusted leader in high performance computing and Big Data, today announced that Tagged, Inc., a market leader in social discovery, is achieving significant power savings by leveraging SGI® servers. In order to best serve its user base of over 300 million users worldwide, Tagged™ has replaced its aging and inefficient servers with SGI's power-efficient and extremely cost effective Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2670 servers.

"We strive to be as power efficient as possible in order to minimize costs and allow for expansion of services," said Corey Hickey, sr. systems engineer at Tagged. "We make frequent infrastructure changes so functionality, reliability and ease of service are essential to us in order to sustain our rapid rate of change without disrupting service to our users. These new SGI servers provide our best combination of performance and energy efficiency, and are much more reliable and easy to manage."

SGI solutions allow Tagged, whose flagship product is a social network for meeting new people, to achieve huge power savings, enabling the company to purchase equipment for planned projects including storage for database standbys and future feature-based projects. Today, Tagged has a total of 1,167 operational servers powered by SGI, representing 70 percent of its total IT infrastructure.

Power consumption can become a hefty expense due to a multitude of servers. In order to improve performance and power ratios, companies often seek to replace aging, inefficient servers with newer, more efficient ones. By converting just one tier of older machines to SGI's new Intel Xeon processor E5-2670 servers, Tagged saved 50 kW of power. Tagged is also improving power capacity, space constraints and application usage within its San Francisco data center.

"We're committed to delivering the most reliable and energy-efficient servers to our customers with the tools to tackle some of the toughest problems in the world," said Jorge Titinger, president and CEO of SGI. "We're thrilled that Tagged is leveraging our servers as they grow their company and continue to power human connections in the new digital economy."

Tagged was originally a customer of Rackable Systems, a leading provider of servers and storage products for medium to large-scale data centers. Rackable Systems acquired SGI in April 2009, and changed the name of the combined company to Silicon Graphics International Corp.

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