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Published: 04 Nov 2013

Totaljobs Group, the recruitment firm behind Totaljobs.com in the UK, has been using public cloud services including AWS services, Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365 for improved performance, agility and robust IT infrastructure. When Totaljobs Group was sold by Reed Business Information (RBI) to StepStone, a European online jobs firm, in April 2012, the IT team had to move out of RBI’s datacentre on to its own IT infrastructure. Instead of building its own datacentre or using a colocation facility, the IT team decided to adopt public cloud services. “RBI had already done some due diligence around security and reliance on the public cloud and had identified AWS [Amazon Web Services] to host some of their workloads,” said Edward Vassie, the database architect at Totaljobs Group. The recruitment firm’s IT team decided to use AWS too. “As due diligence around security was already done, it was just a matter of investigating whether AWS could cope with our workloads and if it is suitable to our business requirements,” Vassie said. The team then proposed to ... Access >>>

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