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."