Virgin America CIO Lauds Open Source Savings
Aug 13, 2010, 18:36 (0 Talkback[s])
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"BOSTON-- Virgin America is one of the U.S's newest airlines and
its IT infrastructure is mostly open source. That's the message
coming from Ravi Simhambhatla, VA's CIO who delivered a keynote at
LinuxCon titled "Selling the Value of Open Source When Cost is Not
"Though cost was not the primary driver for VA moving to open
source, Simhambhatla did note that open source is saving the
airlines millions of dollars. From an organizational point of view,
Simhambhatla said he is trying to make his IT team an innovation
team, not just one that is doing the IT plumbing like email.
"In terms of the open source platforms used at VA, he said
they're using Apache Tomcat, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and MySQL as
part of their core infrastructure."