Management

Cloud hosting helps Transfinder provide continuous service

Posted on August 25, 2010

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Transfinder has tapped into cloud hosting to provide uninterrupted service to clients in the busy days leading up to and during the new school year.

Cloud hosting is the practice of running Web applications in a "cloud" — a collection of external, virtual servers that are interconnected. It provides a resource that is infinitely scalable, reliable and available, with little or no regard to a system's underlying technology or physical location.

The service, Infofinder i, enables parents to see their children’s bus stop information on the school district's Website. This provides measurable cost savings by reducing phone calls to districts, the company said. At peak usage on Aug. 23, Infofinder i handled 41,000 unique visitors and 2,400 simultaneous requests per minute.

"Two years ago cloud hosting was not available, but today we can use industry proven software to create applications that can be hosted in the cloud. This enables us to react rapidly to customer needs by using the latest technologies to provide on-demand service in an infinitely scalable and reliable manner. For example, on Monday as the new school year approached, parents across the country entered a total of 178,623 address searches," said Jay Rourke, vice president of technology for Transfinder.

Related Topics: software systems

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
News

Titan Bus Names First 2 Dealers

The Type A school bus newcomer launches its dealer network with Bobby’s Truck and Bus Repair in Ohio and Signature Bus Sales in New England.

A school bus carrying 13 students was traveling along a highway when it hit a large turkey that flew across the roadway. Stock photo by Grendelkhan via Wikimedia Commons
News

School Bus Collides With Turkey

A bus carrying 13 students is traveling along a highway when a large turkey flies across the roadway from a ditch, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

Product

Routing Software

School Bus Manager is a simple bus routing and management solution that is designed for all skill levels.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!