Ibrix Helps Job Recruiter

Symplicity selects Ibrix to drive quick and reliable data access

December 18, 2007

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BILLERICA, Mass. -- IBRIX Inc., the leader in scalable file serving solutions, today announced that Symplicity, a provider of software and Web-based portals that streamline job recruiting operations, has selected IBRIX Fusion™ to speed data throughput and simplify file management for its nearly 400+ hosted customer systems. IBRIX’s software-based file system enables Symplicity to rapidly and reliably scale their data storage infrastructure to support peak recruitment periods that require increased bandwidth and throughput performance. As a result, Symplicity is able to expand its customer base while confidently meeting Service Level Agreements.

Through its Career Services Management System™ (CSM), Symplicity offers an integrated solution for managing job postings and scheduling interviews for its roster of education, government and commercial customers. Accessing career information online and in real-time is critical for the recruiters, graduating students and potential employers that rely on CSM. Each September, as campus recruiting activities heat up, Symplicity fields as much as a five-fold increase in data requests to service millions of daily Web views. To meet their evolving business requirements, Symplicity needed to streamline its IT infrastructure and address mounting performance and instability problems caused by a legacy Network File System that taxed network resources with costly and unplanned outages.

“During key recruitment periods, we add customers at a very rapid pace, placing considerable strain on the back-end storage. Our previous file system couldn’t handle that volume of activity, and we quickly realized we needed to do something fast to ensure our customers’ online experience remained positive,” said Alok Dhir, Chief Technology Officer at Symplicity. “By installing IBRIX, we were able to alleviate our data bottleneck without ripping apart our storage environment. The nice thing about IBRIX is that we can grow our IT infrastructure in multiple dimensions by scaling IOPs, bandwidth, or storage capacity. This past September was the first time in a couple of years that I didn’t have to think about our ability to meet the performance requirements. It has been a brilliant outcome.”

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