Travel Site deploys Oracle RAC
Travel Site Reserves a Seat on Oracle, Linux: "'We've got a five- to six-to-one increase in performance,' Kress said. 'We're at much less utilization but with much less degradation and response time. We have room to spare, where we would have been overcommitted on that E4500.'
One of the sweetest parts: MLT is on track to save about $1 million in costs over the next five years as a result of the move. Corona said that some $200,000 will be saved in equipment and operating system maintenance, and some $100,000 or so will be in adjunct items such as training costs.
'Maintaining [the E4500s] and enterprise-class machines for PeopleSoft [Inc. applications] � we're looking at stuff that's continually getting more expensive to maintain,' Kress said. 'Just [based on] the performance of Intel processors, coupled with Linux, coupled with Oracle, plus the maturity [of Linux], and how vendors are supporting it now, we realized we could trim hardware and software maintenance costs a great deal,' he said.
But the real kicker is licensing costs: Some 50 percent of savings, or about $500,000, is going to be whittled out of Oracle license and maintenance costs over the next five years. "