Latin American Online Retailer Relies on Red Hat and JBoss Solutions


United States, March 25, 2008 implements Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform for cost savings, reliability and scalability

Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that, a leading online trade community with presence in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Mexico, has migrated to Red Hat and JBoss solutions to create an in-house-controlled portal to enable the payment of purchases completed through the company's online retail sites throughout the region. Using Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform on Dell PowerEdge hardware, the company has achieved cost savings, reliability, ease of implementation and scalability.

Formerly relying on a third party for services, decided to search for a cost-effective and reliable solution that could provide flexibility and reliable support in developing its in-house portal. It ultimately selected Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform for the solutions' customizable flexibility and low costs. "In our initial research, we examined competitive solutions in the industry according to their performance, reliability, scalability and economic benefits. We determined that the leading solutions delivered by Red Hat and JBoss were the best fit in terms of this criteria," said Alfredo Yung, CTO at "We are happy with our decision to implement Red Hat and JBoss solutions because we believe that we'll have the best, most cost-effective solution available."

With Red Hat and JBoss solutions, created a new architecture for its transactional sites and in June 2007, introduced, a payment platform that allows any user, individual or company to receive or send online payments in a safe, fast and secure way, only using an email address. The solution, currently only in operation in Argentina and Chile, is expected to be rolled out in Colombia and Mexico in the near future. In Argentina, has achieved significant cost savings, enjoyed its new solution's transparency and benefited from reduced use of resources, requiring only 10-15 people within its organization for the development, operation and testing phases of its implementation.

"Our experience with our new combined Red Hat and JBoss solution and the related support has been excellent. We're happy to be dealing with products with an established presence in the market, with a large community of developers backing them up and with the support of well-known organizations," said Yung. "Our new solution has larger potential than we're even using so far, so we'll later see what other business opportunities arise from our new platform, and how our business will evolve as a result."

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