British Airways picks Red Hat Enterprise to build internal cloud

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT) said that British Airways has deployed Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on its infrastructure.

Through this Red Hat technology, British Airways is benefiting from a highly available and scalable IT architecture.

Looking for a solution that would support their projected future growth and anticipated additional e-commerce traffic, British Airways identified Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization as the best solution for its Linux workloads in terms of functionality, value, and avoidance of vendor lock-in for the production environment that supports its website and other workloads such as internal applications, both pre-production and production.

British Airways found that, as an enterprise-ready open source virtualization solution, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization offered a more cost-effective option than proprietary virtualization offerings, and it worked well with other elements of their open source IT infrastructure, including systems based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Satellite. With Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, British Airways has deployed 750 virtual machines on 130 physical hosts across two datacenters, replacing a previously virtualized estate.

Red Hat is the world´s provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

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