Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT), the worldâeuro™s leading provider of open source to the enterprise, today announced that The Gas Natural Group, a global energy services company has chosen Red Hat Enterprise Linux, achieving a significant reduction in costs while improving overall system responsiveness.
Due to platform obsolescence, the IT management of The Gas Natural Group needed a completely new platform for its data warehouse. Response time of the existing infrastructure was unacceptable and compromised future growth. The company committed itself to Linux for several benefits, most notably stability and reliability. They needed a flexible solution for grid computing which enabled hardware swapping.
"Because of the strategic importance of Oracle RAC in our platform solution, we needed a supported Linux distribution with a high level of Oracle interoperability and compatibility. For that reason we chose Red Hat," said JosÃ© Luis Checa, Head of Systems Architecture, The Gas Natural Group. "This was not the only critical factor on the Red Hat choice. The product release and maintenance process for Red Hat Enterprise Linux was central in our decision. We required a stable distribution with a reliable method of software updating and security management and an alert system able to inform us about critical elements that could be updated in our systems. Red Hat also offers a technical support service that meets our needs. Another factor was the broad range of hardware alliances between Red Hat and global OEMs which ensures that we have supported hardware environments at our disposal at all times."
The implementation of the solution based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Oracle RAC for their data warehouse environment has reduced the response time for user queries from minutes to seconds. The new platform solution reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) by a 4x factor with the same platform features. Including the overall performance increases, The Gas Natural Group estimates the overall TCO reduction is a 10x factor compared to the previous solution.
"We are very pleased with our collaboration with The Gas Natural Group", said JosÃ© Manuel Villanueva, Sales Director of Red Hat Iberia, Spain & Portugal. "The Gas Natural Group decision shows that Red Hat offers a solid and properly supported solution, suitable for the most demanding enterprise environments".
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About The Gas Natural Group
The Gas Natural Group is an energy services multinational company that focus its activity on provisioning, distribution and commercialization of natural gas in Spain, Latin America and Italy, where it has more of 9.6 million customers. The energy deregulation has allowed the Group to enter the electric business, where it generates and commercializes electricity, and in other products and services sales for homes and small/medium offices. For more information, please visit http://www.gasnatural.com.
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