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Quality Control App TruQC Taps Rackspace To Get The Job Done

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A leading industrial painting company has embraced all that cloud technology has to offer, specifically when it comes to documenting the work they’re doing as they continue to restore the Eads Bridge in St. Louis, Missouri, one of the country’s most historic bridges.

Industrial painting documentation 101
If you’re unfamiliar with industrial painting, which, let’s face it, you probably are, it’s important to know that bridge painting presents a very unique set of challenges. From a list of safety concerns to hundreds, if not thousands, of different surfaces to be prepped and painted, everything that happens on a job must be documented with care and precision. It’s a lot of work and it can be extremely time-consuming, and at times, very confusing. To date, such documentation has been done by hand on paper – a tedious, often inaccurate and expensive process.

That’s why Thomas Industrial Coatings, the aforementioned painting company, sought the services of the TruQC quality control app for job-site documentation.

Eads Bridge, St. Louis

TruQC – the job-site documentation app
TruQC is a quality control and job-site documentation app that makes job-sites safer, more efficient and better documented.

TruQC taps the power of the cloud to allow off-site access to on-site initiatives, making project documentation as simple as a tap of the iPad screen.

How TruQC uses Rackspace
At TruQC, we store all database backups in Rackspace’s Cloud Files. As of January 2013, this accounts for almost 30GB of MySQL data. TruQC also utilizes Cloud Files for all photos, signatures, as well as documents as part of the new TruQC Document Library in v2.0 of our app.

In addition to the strong capabilities of Cloud Files, we found Rackspace’s 100 percent network uptime to be very important. It helps us guarantee that our clients will have reliable access to daily mission-critical report data. On a job-site, when a budget and timeline must always be considered, there’s no time for downtime. Rackspace helps us consistently deliver to this.

Currently, TruQC’s data storage needs at Rackspace are growing at an average of 70 percent per month over the last three months. TruQC utilizes Cloud Servers for redundant production virtual instances of Apache running PHP for the sync system.  TruQC utilizes Cloud Servers for master and slave MySQL virtual instances. Backups are taken once per day from master and every hour from slave.

Long story short
In conclusion, many of our capabilities at TruQC are dependent upon a smooth-running and consistent cloud company. For TruQC, that company has been Rackspace.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Benjamin Chute.

Ben has been working in the software industry for more than 10 years and has acquired a proven track record of overseeing projects from conception to completion. At TruQC, he’s the go-to guy for tech advancement, continuously improving the app to run faster and smarter. Training and qualifications include: Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since June 2007 and certified as an Apple Consultant in February 2008.


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I attended grade school with Ben MANY years ago. He was one of the smartest kids in the class. I remember him and I creating a video game on paper that was many years ahead of the norm at that time. I see now he is still on the hunt for the progression. Good job Ben, all the best of luck.

Oakley Ross

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