Joyent Gives Teletrac a Competitive Edge

October 04, 2013 - by Channa Bannis

Teletrac, a leader in the GPS tracking and fleet management industry, monitors more than 200,000 vehicles in 87 countries. The company provides fleet owners with increased productivity, efficiency, safety compliance, and bottom line savings. Its customers report more than 30% lower fuel usage, 15% less driver overtime and 12% higher productivity. On a daily basis, Teletrac processes more than 25 million data transactions into useful actionable information for their growing base of clients.

"It's important to us to have a framework by which we can grow," says James Williams, Teletrac CTO, Engineering. Benchmark tests showed Joyent running five to 10 times faster than other cloud environments that were evaluated. Joyent gives Teletrac a competitive edge since, unlike other GPS fleet tracking companies it is not limited to tracking only a certain amount of messages or fault codes. "With Joyent, we don't have those limits because we can quickly start virtual .net machines to deal with spikes," says Williams.

As Teletrac continues to grow and offer more services, its infrastructure requirements will grow in parallel. Williams sees the Joyent Cloud as the best environment for this kind of growth, while keeping down infrastructure costs.

Read Teletrac's complete case study here.