From Wire Reports

RALEIGH, N.C. – Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), announced Tuesday that Etisalat Sri Lanka has adopted Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization as the foundation for its critical IT infrastructure that services 2.4 million subscribers across the island nation’s cellular network, inventory management and distribution services for 30,000 retail outlets.

Etisalat Sri Lanka previously maintained a heterogeneous IT infrastructure with solutions from various vendors that each presented different levels of management complexity for its IT team.

As Etisalat Sri Lanka’s business continued to expand, its IT team was faced with the challenge of procuring new hardware to address growth within short deadlines. Recurring fees for renewing licenses, rising power costs and shrinking space to accommodate new hardware was also a challenge.

After evaluating multiple virtualization solutions, Etisalat Sri Lanka chose Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and successfully implemented the solution for its critical datacenter within one month with the help of Red Hat partner Visual Computing Systems (Pvt.) Ltd (VCS) of Informatics Group of Companies.

“With Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Etisalat Sri Lanka was able to reduce its previous 40 servers down to just six servers, while hosting the same extensive amount of data,” said Hemesh Fernando, senior marketing managerwith Visual Computing Systems.

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