Air France uses HP automation software to manage Linux server cloud

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Air France uses HP automation software to manage Linux server cloud

Cliff Saran

Air France has automated and increased the reliability of 1,500 Linux servers using a private cloud based on HP Cloud Service Automation (CSA) software.

Air France is using the CSA software to accelerate deployment times for physical and virtual infrastructures.

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Air France standardised on the HP tool to automate the deployment of operating systems, middleware, monitoring tools and capacity management.

According to HP, Air France has significantly reduced the time it takes to bring environments into service while improving quality and reducing the cost of infrastructure provisioning by 85%.

Air France plans to extend the private cloud infrastructure to other groups of users who want to access an expanding catalogue of cloud services. 

The next phase of the project will automate the deployment of application environments and increase the functionalities of the platform with DevOps functions for a community of 500 to 600 developers.

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“Since automating our installation processes, we have gone from around six days for installing a server cluster to one day and, instead of more than 24 hours, it now takes less than 15 minutes to install one virtual machine,” said Patrick Bourel, head of Open Systems, Air France. 

“This scalable platform will allow Air France to put in place monitoring and audit tools in order to achieve better quality of service.”


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