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HireRight unveils new data system to increase capabilities and performance

The number of the employment-screening company’s data centers will be reduced from ten to four.

by Crystal NguonlyPublished: February 03, 2012 07:30 AM

Irvine-based HireRight, an employment screening company, has teamed up with Cisco Systems Inc. and EMC to create a new data center infrastructure that will decrease power consumption while increasing performance.

HireRight currently provides employment-screening services to companiesin more than 200 countries, including one-third of all Fortune 500 companies.

“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,” said Mike Petrullo, president and chief executive officer of HireRight. 

The new technology system will reduce the number of data centers worldwide from 10 to four and is expected to increase performance by 50 percent while decreasing power consumption by at least 45 percent.

In its joint efforts with both Cisco and EMC, HireRight has made changes to its hardware, which includes a 10-gigabit network capability to generate information faster.

“Our objective was not tied to the amount of hardware, but focused on the efficiency and performance we could get out of the equipment,” said Mark Adams, vice president of IT at HireRight. “We need to establish a solid technological base for the next five to 10 years of expansion.”

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