Date Added: Nov 2011
Apple Vacations specializes in vacations to destinations,. Hugely successful packaged vacation provider Apple Vacations has seen direct consumer sales rise dramatically. The company needs very fast web performance combined with totally reliable back-office systems that can support with detailed analysis of sales, margin, consumer trends and more. The existing IT infrastructure was not able to keep pace with the growth in transactional volume, and maintenance and administration costs were rising. They chose IBM consolidated core SAP applications to two IBM Power 770 servers running IBM AIX and IBM DB2, and implemented IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale to provide super-fast web performance. This resulted in removing around 70 older UNIX servers from the infrastructure and consolidated from 12 physical application servers to four virtual servers.