Brazilian e-recruitment firm Vagas.com's IT infrastructure investments are expected to hit 1.5mn reais (US$937,000) in 2011, marking the company's largest IT infra expenditure in a single year, IT infrastructure and information security chief Galeno Garbe told BNamericas.
The company's ongoing plans include enhancing data safety. "Our next step is to create a backup site in the US to ensure our clients even more safety. We have to meet all contingency levels required by applications such as [showcase product] Vagas ePartner," the executive said.
GETTING TO THE CLOUD
As part of its overall expenditures, Vagas.com announced a deal with California-based virtualization software firm VMware to virtualize its 22 servers, moving into the cloud computing model, according to a statement.
The idea, however, is to move to the cloud gradually and cautiously, Garbe said. "For security purposes, we've adopted a private cloud model, keeping our own environment but taking advantage of cloud-based software and hardware technologies."
In February, the company started implementing VMware's vSphere 4.1 Enterprise software, which runs in a Software as a Service (SaaS) model.
Vagas' 22 virtual server structure also includes a production database (SQL Server) and a cluster of four R710 Dell computers.
"We decided to migrate to the cloud to have a more elastic environment that can support our expansion without limiting computing resources," the executive added, noting that Vagas.com had overall sales growth of more than 50% in the past five years.