StumbleUpon Selects RagingWire Data Centers to Support the Discovery Engine’s Recommendation Infrastructure

November 4, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — November 4, 2013 — RagingWire Data Centers, the nation’s premier data center provider, announced today that StumbleUpon, the easiest way to find new and interesting things from across the web, has selected RagingWire’s Sacramento data center campus to increase reliability and scalability as StumbleUpon looks to expand its interests-based internet browsing platform. RagingWire was chosen as StumbleUpon’s data center provider after an extensive vetting of data center colocation companies.

StumbleUpon selects RagingWire for its main production data center

“When we surveyed the data center marketplace, RagingWire was the only provider that met our selection criteria: 100% availability, customer service-focused operations, and infrastructure scalability,” said Paul Hands, director of operations and infrastructure at StumbleUpon. “We needed a data center that could handle the high density power requirements of new applications and technologies that we would be building and deploying there. Our migration to RagingWire has been smooth and the customer service is industry-leading.”

The StumbleUpon HBase™ datastore is currently running across 150 servers and contains over 12 billion rows and over 50 terabytes of data. HBase is just one of many technologies utilized in the StumbleUpon data center environment which also houses an additional 750 servers. The datastore serves as the foundation of StumbleUpon’s discovery platform, where instead of searching the web, users “stumble” to recommended content from peers, page ratings, interest mapping, and social networking.

“StumbleUpon is transforming the way people find and consume web content,” said Doug Adams, senior vice president and chief revenue officer at RagingWire. “We are excited to provide the data center infrastructure and 100% availability on which StumbleUpon can continue to build their business and their success.”

HBase is a trademark of the Apache Software Foundation.

About StumbleUpon
StumbleUpon is the easiest way to discover new and interesting things from across the Web. More than 30 million people turn to StumbleUpon to be informed, entertained and surprised by content and information recommended just for them. In addition, more than 100,000 brands, publishers and other marketers have used StumbleUpon’s Paid Discovery platform to tell their stories and promote their products and services. Explore more at

About RagingWire Data Centers
RagingWire designs, builds, and operates mission critical data centers that deliver high-density power and 100% availability. The company has 650,000 square feet of critical data center infrastructure in Northern California and Ashburn, Virginia and the highest customer loyalty scores in the industry. Their patented power delivery systems and EPA ENERGY STAR rated facilities lead the data center market in reliability and efficiency. With flexible colocation solutions for retail and wholesale buyers, a carrier neutral philosophy, and unmatched customer service, RagingWire meets the needs of top enterprise, Internet, and government organizations. More information is available at