Appodeal Stack is an all-in-one growth engine that provides mobile app funding, monetization, and intelligence services. Today, 100,000+ mobile apps and games rely on Appodeal Stack.
Founded in 2014, Appodeal is a united team of more than 100 people worldwide. It has offices in San Francisco, Barcelona, Minsk, and Warsaw.
After releasing their ad monetization platform in 2015, Appodeal was expanding fast. To sustain fast-paced growth, the company started looking for a scalable, fault-tolerant, and well-connected hosting provider in the US.
servers.com was on the shortlist, together with a Seattle-based hyperscale cloud provider and a Los Angeles-based provider of dedicated server hosting.
Bandwidth cost was the number one priority for Appodeal. servers.com offered the most competitive price, accompanied by the additional opportunity in the form of multiple interconnected data centers in the US and Western Europe.
Network design was another key factor. servers.com allows you to set up data link layer domains over its routed IP network, and the feature is essential for Appodeal:
“We use the Aerospike NoSQL database, and you can’t build a high-performance cluster of Aerospike nodes without L2 broadcast domains”, – says Yurii Ivanovskyi, Appodeal’s Lead DevOps.
As of 2021, Appodeal has hundreds of bare metal servers with servers.com in Dallas, TX and Amsterdam. It’s a wide range of Dell PowerEdge chassis, with a fair share of dual-socket R4xx and R7xx models.
“Our applications are made with multithreading in mind, so going for bigger multiprocessor servers saves us money”, – says Alexandr Zhitlukhin.