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Cloud Files Aids In Resume Reinvention

Rackspace is helping businesses like Purzue create innovations around the hiring process.  Purzue is a 20-person, New Jersey-based startup that allows users to upload images, audio and video to create innovative multimedia resumes.

Rackspace Cloud Files helps Purzue serve millions of media files without worrying about storage limits or CDN. Jamie Aquila, the company’s chief technology officer, says Purzue is heavy in user-generated content, and this made handling storage a costly and time-consuming endeavor until the startup migrated to the Rackspace Cloud.

“When we were introduced to Cloud Files, we thought, ‘Bingo.’ We don’t have to worry about the storage, and we don’t have to worry about connecting to the CDN,” says Aquila. “Cloud Files handles that for us, to the point where we’ve totally ditched our own storage and our own servers. We rely on Rackspace for everything.”

Aquila means it when he says everything: in addition to Cloud Files, Purzue makes use of a full portfolio of Rackspace products, including Cloud Servers, Cloud Databases, and Cloud Load Balancers.

Thanks to Cloud Files, handling millions of user-uploaded media files is no longer a hassle, Aquila says. An open-standards API allows other applications to communicate directly with Cloud Files, which makes for a hands-off, automated process.

“As a CTO of a growing startup, time is money,” says Aquila. “If I’m wasting my time with moving files, building servers, and making sure databases aren’t crashing, then that cuts me out of managing the work that is being done in-house, improving our product and making it more successful.”

For more information on how Rackspace Cloud Files helps Purzue manage millions of media files without worrying about storage or CDN check out this case study.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Jerry Schwartz.

Jerry is a Senior Product Marketing Manager focusing on our cloud storage and managed storage portfolios. He joined Rackspace in 2007 and was the Product Manager for our Microsoft applications including SharePoint, Exchange, SQL and the Windows Server operating system. He has worked in the Rackspace Cloud since 2010 shaping many of Rackspace’s cloud offerings including Cloud Files, Cloud Block Storage, Cloud Backup, and Cloud Servers.

Jerry is a loyal Texas Longhorns fan and received his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. Outside of Rackspace, you will likely find him on a jet ski at one of the lakes around San Antonio.


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