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Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Trader Media Group and its website Autotrader.co.uk, the UK's no 1 motoring website, has standardised its platform on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. The combined Red Hat solution has given Trader Media Group a more resilient, high-performing and stable platform allowing Auto Trader's internal operations team to scale as the company continues to grow.
As the UK's No. 1 motoring website, with over 10.3 million monthly unique users, who carry out over 106 million searches on new and used vehicles, the availability, stability and speed of the Auto Trader website is key to the company maintaining its leadership in the market.* Users seek a fast, accessible site that is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
"In JBoss we have acquired a platform that already includes all the core components required, such as messaging and Web Services, resulting in an enterprise-level infrastructure, out of the box. We are more than happy with JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. Our 60-strong development team is happy with the implementation and the operation teams understand it, laying strong foundations for the future," said Peter Hanlon, chief technical architect, Trader Media Group.
Previously, Trader Media Group was using a variety of different platforms to support various applications across the Auto Trader website, posing a challenge to maintain in terms of cost, efficiency and, in particular, knowledge management. The company recognised the need to replace these inefficient, incumbent systems with a reliable and affordable alternative. The objective was to standardise its system on one stack, streamlining the maintenance and support required for applications to run on AutoTrader.co.uk.
The solution deployed includes Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating platform, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform for messaging and Web Services, which included JBoss Hibernate, a high performance object/relational persistence and query service. Through Red Hat solutions, knowledge management has been simplified considerably, and because the new platform is open source, it has helped to build a strong community where staff can discuss issues and knowledge can be exchanged.
The combination of Red Hat and JBoss solutions allows Trader Media Group to buy, deploy and redeploy additional servers at very competitive prices.
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About Auto Trader and Trader Media Group
- AutoTrader.co.uk is the UK's no 1 motoring website, with over 10.3 million monthly unique users, who carry out over 106 million searches on new and used vehicles*. The brand is building a competitive position across all effective channels including online, mobile and magazine. (*All statements relating to AutoTrader rankings, number of users and usage of its website have been provided by Auto Trader based on the Auto Trader Audit, January 2009).
- AutoTrader.co.uk is owned by Trader Media Group, one of Europes largest specialist multi-media groups and provider of market leading websites and their associated magazines, including Top Marques, Bike Trader, Truck & Plant Trader, Ad Trader, Motorhome and Caravan Trader, Farmers Trader all with the largest reach in their sectors, through web visitors and magazine readership.
- Trader Media Group operates in the UK, Ireland, Italy and South Africa. The Group is looking to expand on its winning formula: giving trade customers the opportunity to choose all effective channels to market; building the service and relationship with dealers and manufacturers; and strengthening its portfolio of automotive and specialist classified titles.
- Trader Media Group is jointly owned by Guardian Media Group and Apax Partners
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