Red Hat, Inc.
Oct 12, 2010

Jeppesen Migrates Business-Critical Logistics Systems to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Expected to Deliver Significant Cost Savings

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Jeppesen, a Boeing Company and a leading provider of products, services and software for the aviation industry, has chosen to standardize its business-critical software build systems for its crew and fleet optimization software on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

Jeppesen, already a long-time user of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Network Satellite, has migrated business-critical systems to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. Jeppesen achieved close to bare metal performance during its testing of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, demonstrating that the Red Hat platform can help the company to achieve its goal of reducing both hardware costs and time to market. By standardizing on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Jeppesen expects to achieve significant total cost savings over the first three years of deployment.

"Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization proved itself to be the clear leader during our testing, as it clearly demonstrated that it has the necessary performance levels to enable us to achieve our cost-saving targets," said Annika Hansson, IT manager at Jeppesen. "Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization provides us with an ideal platform to get the most out of our current hardware at a very attractive price point."

Jeppesen develops crew and fleet optimization systems for the transportation industry. It uses a method of "continuous integration" in its software engineering process whereby any new developments to the software undergo continuous and thorough automated testing.

"We cannot afford any downtime of our build systems as this would mean that we cannot provide critical updates and fixes for our customers whose businesses depend on our optimization software," said Kalle Kiviaho, systems administrator at Jeppesen. "Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization provides the reliability and scalability that we demand and has given us confidence to trust our business to run on it."

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