26 Aug

Transfinder Achieves Record for Uninterrupted Service on Busiest School Day

Schenectady, NY – August 25, 2011 – Transfinder today announced that it has achieved a record number for providing clients uninterrupted service on its cloud hosting solution, Infofinder i, on the busiest school day. Infofinder i, enables parents to see their bus stop information on their district’s website. It provides measurable cost savings by reducing phone calls to districts, and adds considerable value to parents with busy schedules. At peak usage on Monday, August 22nd, Infofinder i easily handled 235,952 address searches outpacing last year’s results of 178,623 address searches, a 30% increase and 3,407 simultaneous requests per minute compared to last year’s 2,400 simultaneous requests per minute, a 42% increase.

Transfinder utilizes the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) to achieve the high capacity demand required by school districts on their busiest days. 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.

Antonio Civitella, President & CEO, said “As these new technologies emerge, Transfinder is eager to discover their capabilities and leverage them to enhance our own solutions and service to clients. This solution is one of the easiest ways that we can both free our clients’ time, so they may increase their work efficiency, and offer a tool for parents that provides vital information right at their fingertips.”