Founded in 2007, SoundCloud provides a Web-based platform that is transforming the way music is shared. Over 250,000 customers ? including artists and other music professionals ? already rely on SoundCloud to send, receive, and distribute music. Based in Berlin, Germany, the company employs 12 people.

Customer Challenges

  • Support exponential growth
  • Speed IT productivity
  • Accelerate site response times
  • Increase availability


SoundCloud took advantage of Sun Startup Essentials to migrate its Web server stack to a solution that includes virtual servers and a hybrid storage pool built with Sun technologies. Hosted and managed by London-based EveryCity, the new architecture quickly scales with growth, delivers the raw performance customers expect, and gives SoundCloud employees the ability to focus on expanding the business.

Business Results

  • Reduced application maintenance by 50%
  • Averaged a 25% increase in customers each month
  • Scaled to support a tenfold increase in Web traffic
  • Increased site performance
  • Realized 99.99% application availability
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