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Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that The Decurion Corporation, a real estate and movie exhibition corporation, has achieved success with a full suite of Red Hat solutions. Since implementing JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Global File System for Decurion's ArcLight Cinemas website, the company has experienced enhanced support and increased performance, scalability and cost-effectiveness.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., The Decurion Corporation is parent to three primary operating businesses: Pacific Theatres Corporation, Robertson Properties Group and the ArcLight Cinema Company (ArcLight). ArcLight provides a transformational movie experience that enhances the viewers' connection to cinema through design, amenities, service and programming. ArcLight formerly operated one theater in Hollywood with 14 auditoriums and the world-famous Cinerama Dome. The company opened a second theater in December 2007 in Sherman Oaks, CA.
Approximately 40 percent of ArcLight Cinemas ticket sales are sold through its online ticket site, ArclightCinemas.com. With a growing online customer base, ArcLight looked to fix issues with its ticket sales website, previously based on Microsoft's .NET framework. The website had experienced issues including extensive downtime and lengthy resolution time for issues.
"When researching solutions for our ArcLight ticket website, I referenced my successful past experience with JBoss' proven technology. There was no need to explore other technology options, because I knew JBoss would solve our issues," said Brad Bahmanpour, Enterprise Systems Architect at Decurion. "Open source is much easier to work with in terms of licensing for the user, and it's extremely cost-effective. JBoss Enterprise Middleware helps us accelerate solution delivery because it provides the beneficial features associated with open source solutions, combined with easy deployment and impressive customer service and support."
Since the migration, ArcLight has experienced benefits, including ease of development on J2EE platforms and the utilization of Web Services technology. "It's like a black and white experience between .NET and developing with JBoss," said Bahmanpour. "We've had far fewer issues, and those that we have experienced have been dealt with very quickly and efficiently. JBoss technology makes development much easier and it's very open for natural extensions like JBoss Hibernate."
Additionally, utilizing the clustering features of the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform has made the ArclightCinemas.com website scalable. ArcLight will now be able to add new nodes to its servers and enable more users and heightened traffic on its website without a change in application. Prior to implementing JBoss technology, the website could only sustain about 100 concurrent users. Now, with JBoss Clustering, it can sustain more than 600 concurrent users. For this capacity increase, ArcLight uses the same number of HP DL580G machines with only the addition of one load balancer and two application servers.
"With Linux and JBoss, we have a lot of room to grow right now. In addition to our ArclightCinemas.com website, we have utilized the JBoss, Apache and Linux platform to develop the Decurion Management company website, www.decurion.com, and also the forums.arclightcinemas.com and experience.arclightcinemas.com websites. We are planning to incorporate JBoss Operations Network, JBoss Hibernate and JBoss Seam into our solution in 2008," said Bahmanpo
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