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Learndirect Teaches the Benefits of Open Source With Red Hat

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Executive Summary

Learndirect is the largest e-learning network of its kind in the world. Learndirect provides delivers online education, training, and advice for two million users, facilitating over 50,000 sessions and 10,000 course enrollments per week. With systems needing to be available 24 hours per day, 365 days per week, there was no room for outages or failure. A reliable, high performance system was needed to replace Learndirect's Visual Basic-based legacy system, which was outdated and costly to support. A requirement to work with the source code and to adopt the most cost effective solution led Learndirect to open source solutions from Red Hat. Red Hat's Enterprise Linux 4.0, JBoss Application Server 4.0.3, Hibernate 3.0.5, JBoss Clustering and current investigating JBossCache 1.4.1 is implemented by Red Hat.

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