Case study: AutoTrader grids

In November, magazine and website AutoTrader started to use computing grids to support a rapid expansion of its online motor exchange operations without the need for major capital investment in new enterprise servers.

In November, magazine and website AutoTrader started to use computing grids to support a rapid expansion of its online motor exchange operations without the need for major capital investment in new enterprise servers.

AutoTrader said that if it had not invested in grid technologies, it would have been forced into a Unix server upgrade, which would have meant a capital investment of more than £1m. Its grid runs Oracle Database 10g and Real Application Clusters on Sun v40z Opteron servers running Red Hat 3AS.

 

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