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Virgin America Runs Massive Workloads on Linux

Jun 22, 2010, 18:36 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Virgin America's Ravi Simhambhatla is delivering a keynote at this year's LinuxCon North America. He will be giving us the CIO view on how to sell the value of open source internally when cost isn't the only driving factor. Mr. Simhambhatla took a few minutes to answer some of our questions as we prepare to see him speak in Boston on August 12, 2010.

"How does Virgin America use Linux? How are you using Linux today compared to when you first deployed it in your company?

"Simhambhatla: Virgin America uses Linux to operate its commercial web site www.virginamerica.com, frequent flyer database, data and systems integration, border e-mail gateways, anti-spam, ssl-vpn (OpenVPN), document management systems (KnowledgeTree), and high performance internal and external proxy servers. There is not much more room for Linux, as it already occupies a hefty share of the operating systems running in our data centers."

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