's IT investments to hit record US$937k this year

Friday, August 19, 2011

Brazilian e-recruitment firm'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.


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As part of its overall expenditures, 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 had overall sales growth of more than 50% in the past five years.