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Spanair migrates to Linux

Spanair, one of the largest airlines in Spain, is optimising its performance and cutting costs with Linux infrastructure systems.

Spanair, one of the largest airlines in Spain, is optimising its performance and cutting costs with Linux infrastructure systems.

Spanair is using Red Hat Enterprise Linux in three main areas. The airline is running its Carmen crew optimiser software on three Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers.

The Red Hat platform is also being used in several of the airline's optimisation stations that receive information provided by the central server to execute a number of processes.

Additionally, Spanair is running its Oracle 10g R2 database server on HP Proliant servers on Red Hat Enterprise Linux to host its data warehouse.

"When we began considering Linux within our infrastructure, we were looking for solutions to address two main needs: cost reduction and performance improvement. Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers provide good performance when connected to modern fibre channel drive arrays," said Joan Pons, Spanair systems manager.

"We are assessing the possibility of increasing the number of Linux servers in order to install other Oracle databases and new applications," said Pons.

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