HireRight implements new "green" data centers, reducing power consumption by 45 percent, while increasing performance and scalability
State-of-the-art data centers integrate advanced technologies to reduce footprint and deliver industry-leading performance
IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2012 – HireRight®, a leader in on-demand employment screening solutions, today announced that the company, in collaboration with Cisco® and EMC®, has launched a dramatic upgrade to the HireRight worldwide data center infrastructure and technology. The new deployment:
- increases performance by 50 percent
- decreases power consumption by 45 percent
- reduces data center square footage by 60 percent
- increases scalability by 400 percent
“The new HireRight data centers are an important step toward establishing the company as the industry leader in socially conscious technology operations, said Mike Petrullo, president and chief executive officer, HireRight. “Our first goal is always to serve our customers who rely on us for making sound hiring decisions and managing their screening programs with efficiency, speed and compliance.”
HireRight provides screening solutions to more than one-third of the Fortune 500, and thousands of small businesses. Its solutions and services reach over 200 countries and territories around the world.
“In today’s hiring environment where every hire is critical and time-to-hire is a major focus, our customers need HireRight to reduce turnaround time even further while delivering advanced security, impeccable uptime, and ease of use. Our new data center technology provides a foundation for that and more,” added Petrullo.
The drive to create the new infrastructure was based on HireRight’s plans for continued global growth and green initiatives. The company previously utilized more than twice as many data centers around the globe to support its worldwide customer base and its SaaS solutions served by two clouds – one external and one internal.
“We strongly wanted to avoid the typical metal server sprawl that grows over time in most IT shops,” said Mark Adams, vice president of IT, HireRight. “Our objective was not tied to the amount of hardware, but focused on the efficiency and performance we could get out of the equipment. We needed to establish a solid technological base for the next five to 10 years of expansion.”
The company wanted to employ a blade architecture that was easy to manage with a very simple console view, so that administrators didn’t have to move around from system to system. They also required high-density memory in order to run thousands of virtual desktops without becoming CPU-bound.
“We didn’t want to have to purchase new blades just because we were out of memory,” said Adams.
The new technology solution reduces the number of data centers from 10 worldwide down to four. The solution has been a combined effort of experts from HireRight, Cisco and EMC. It results in an architecture that features the latest in high-performance “blade” server systems and adds fast 10-gigabit network capability from Cisco, leverages enterprise-class data storage arrays from EMC, and secures data with next-generation data encryption technology and standards using security solutions from RSA®. The system results in a 50 percent immediate increase in performance, 400 percent more system scalability and increased system uptime. And most notably, the system achieves the performance gains while reducing power consumption and carbon footprint significantly, positioning HireRight as the industry leader in socially conscious technology.
“We are pleased that HireRight has selected the Cisco Unified Computing System to implement its leading-edge data center infrastructure,” said Satinder Sethi, vice president of marketing, Cisco Data Center Solutions. “HireRight has undergone a dramatic consolidation of data centers worldwide, and its deployment of a substantial number of virtual desktops with a private cloud is an industry-leading deployment that is the result of outstanding teamwork by Cisco, EMC and HireRight.”
“EMC is pleased that HireRight selected EMC enterprise storage, information intelligence solutions and security solutions for its state-of-the-art data center. HireRight, like EMC, is working to provide the best possible experience for its customers, and EMC is proud to be a part of the backbone to its IT environment,” said Josh Kahn, vice president, solutions marketing, EMC Corporation.
HireRight is a leading provider of on-demand employment background screening, drug and health screening and employment eligibility solutions that help employers automate, manage and control screening and related programs. Many companies, including more than one-third of the Fortune 500, trust HireRight because the company delivers customer-focused solutions that provide greater efficiency and faster results. HireRight also provides pre-integrated employment screening services through e-recruiting solutions from top providers such as Oracle, Taleo, Kenexa, SAP,PeopleAdmin, HealthcareSource, HRsmart, and SilkRoad. HireRight, Inc. is an Altegrity company with worldwide headquarters located in Irvine, California and offices and affiliates around the globe. For more information, visit the company’s web site at www.hireright.com.