Customer

Corporation Wiki

Corporation Wiki promotes corporate transparency by being a historical archive of corporate data, creating a valuable resource for people interested in discovering and understanding connections between corporations and executives. Corporation Wiki serves over 300 million page views per month to visitors and search engine web crawlers. Over the past few years, Corporation Wiki has grown into one of the largest corporate directories on the web. They have created a corporate directory of over 90 million officers and executives and have successfully mapped and connected these companies and individuals to each other.

CUSTOMER’S BUSINESS:

Providing insight into the executives and entities behind a corporation, and promoting corporate transparency  by being a historical archive of corporate data.

CHALLENGES:

The original single server maintained and managed byRackspace would not allow Corporation Wiki to grow into one of the largest corporate directories on the web.

RACKSPACE SOLUTION:

Windows® Server & SQL Servers in a Hybrid environment powered by RackConnect®, with Cloud Load Balancer, Cloud Monitoring & Cloud Files.

BUSINESS OUTCOME:

RackConnect hybrid network allowed Corporation Wiki to run their database on a high-capacity and highly available server cluster, while scaling the web front-end servers through a high performance, dedicated load balancer, providing the power for their corporate directory of over 90 million officers and executives.

We process large amounts of data from sources all over the country. Spinning up dozens of cloud servers helps us get through big data processing jobs in hours instead of weeks. Rackspace’s ability to manage and connect our dedicated servers to their demand-based cloud instances is unlike anything else out there.

Mike Prince, Founder

Corporation Wiki would not be where it is today were it not for the ability to help scale, support, and maintain a high performance infrastructure from Rackspace. This support allows the team behind Corporation Wiki to focus on the programming required to bring such a large site online.

Mike Prince, Founder