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Sabre Holdings: Red Hat Thrives in Place of Unix

Oct 30, 2008, 15:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Rubens)

"Just five years ago it would have been a gutsy move for a large enterprise to depend on the open source operating system. It was certainly more risky than "buying IBM." But today it's to be found on pretty much all major vendors' hardware in data centers up and down the country.

"Is it ready for the most demanding environments? Certainly.

"That's the experience of Sabre Holdings, the parent company to Travelocity, Lastminute.com, Sabre Travel Network and Sabre Airline Solutions. The company operates the largest travel distribution system in the world, and its customers include ticket buyers, travel agents, travel suppliers, government agencies and large corporations. Sabre's systems are busy -- really, really busy -- handling hundreds of millions of transactions a day peaking at a rate of 32,000 transactions per second, according to figures supplied by the company."

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