Case file

By Anne Chen  |  Posted 2005-11-07 Print this article Print

Case file
  • Company Transat A.T.
  • Location Montreal
  • Challenge In anticipation of the companys growth in holiday travel services and to provide customers with enhanced reservation services, Transat wants to increase system performance with an upgrade to its back-end servers
  • Solution Transat is testing a Sun Fire V890 with a Sun UltraSPARC IV+ processor; the company will upgrade its back-end users to two Sun Fire 6900 servers and five Sun Fire V240 servers to improve performance while keeping licensing costs in check
  • Tools Sun Fire 6900, Sun Fire V240, Sun Fire V890, and Solaris 9 and 10; IBMs Informix database; Accovias Logitours
  • Whats next After the holiday season, Transat will add UltraSPARC IV+ processors to its Sun Fire 6900 servers to further increase performance and handle additional growth; the company will also migrate some applications to Solaris 10 Source: eWEEK Reporting

    As a senior writer for eWEEK Labs, Anne writes articles pertaining to IT professionals and the best practices for technology implementation. Anne covers the deployment issues and the business drivers related to technologies including databases, wireless, security and network operating systems. Anne joined eWeek in 1999 as a writer for eWeek's eBiz Strategies section before moving over to Labs in 2001. Prior to eWeek, she covered business and technology at the San Jose Mercury News and at the Contra Costa Times.

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