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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Linux Meets Uptime, Scalability Needs for Wholesaler

Sep 16, 2003, 00:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"AutoTradeCenter is an online business-to-business site that facilitates the wholesale of used vehicles among retailers, financial services institutions and rental companies. With a relatively finite number of users, the site's scalability needs are easy to measure. Its IT needs are all about volume and uptime, said chief information officer Jorge Borbolla.

"Borbolla said that 2003 has been a time of transition for the Mesa, Ariz.-based business. With the license for ATC's aging Oracle-on-Solaris platform up, Borbolla needed to find an alternative that would keep costs under control. 'We are an operation with less than 100 people; cost is a critical issue,' he said..."

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