Red Hat Innovation Awards

Sprint Nextel

Winning category: Superior alternatives

Success story

Sprint makes the right call by replacing costly proprietary middleware with JBoss Enterprise Middleware

Sprint Nextel is a publicly traded Fortune 100 telecommunications company with more than 40,000 employees and more than 56 million subscribers. Tired of paying exorbitant licensing and maintenance fees for proprietary middleware, Sprint Nextel deployed Red Hat® JBoss® Enterprise Application Platform and, at the same time, significantly cut costs while delivering enhanced flexibility and agility to the company's mission-critical business applications. With millions of dollars in cost savings from Red Hat solutions, Sprint Nextel can fund more IT projects to spur business-driven functionality, growth, and innovation. Sprint Nextel's key successes also include improved developer productivity, reduced time to market for key Sprint products, and improved automation of crucial business processes.

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Since the environment we've created is rooted in open source standards, it will allow us to grow our middleware platform at a rational cost and allow us to focus on delivering applications to our business.

Jamie Williams, I.T. director, Sprint

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