airline, and IBM
today announced that Korean Air has completed the first phase of
core business applications running on Linux for the IBM eServer.
Korean Air's Flight Schedule Inquiry System and the Daily Revenue
System employ Linux on IBM hardware and software.
The inquiry system provides flight crew members with on-line real-time
schedule information, which they can update anytime. More than 3,000
pilots and flight attendants are currently using the system.
"We decided to deploy our flight scheduling systems on Linux because we
able to consolidate workloads that had been running on a variety of
servers, said . Yong-Seung Hwang, CIO of Korean Air. "We are confident
working with IBM's mainframe running Linux, we will not only save
money, but we
will drastically improve the performance of our systems."
Korean Air deployed the Internet-and Intranet-based Flight Schedule
System on Linux, running on an IBM eServer z900, taking advantage of
large server's high scalability, availability and reliability. A
server running Linux can do the work of an entire server farm.
of Linux can run side-by-side on a server, allowing for highly scalable
manageable environments that can handle unpredictable spikes in
"IBM has long been the IT partner of Korean Air," said Myung-Joong Kim,
manager of the Korean Air Linux deployment for IBM Korea. "Korean Air's
to deploy Linux resulted from its decade-long expertise and know-how of
management. We're very excited to partner with Korean Air for the
Linux project, which will be one of the leading Linux references in the service
Korean Air has been developing its Daily Revenue Accounting System
February using IBM's powerful, easy-to-use WebSphere Studio and Visual
Java development tools for deployment on IBM's highly-scalable DB2
software and WebSphere application server for Linux. The addition of
application using IBM middleware will widen the scope of Linux adoption
accounting system, phase by phase. Korean Air plans to allow system
all of its global business partners who sell Korean Air flight tickets
services on the Web.
For the overall Linux system management and connectivity with
platforms, Korean Air plans to employ Tivoli's system management
WebSphere MQ. Korean Air will integrate the Linux system with its
Management System, which is an in-house system service monitoring
enhance availability and reliability of the Linux system. IBM Global
will manage operations of the Linux system running on the IBM eServer
About Korean Air
Founded in 1969, Korean Air now has an extensive route structure
cities in 29 countries with a fleet of 111 aircraft. In 2000, the
received 17 state-of-the-art aircraft. The airline's highly praised
service is attributed to the excellent quality of its cabin crew
worldwide for their friendly service and professionalism. For detailed
information on Korean Air, visit http://www.koreanair.com/.
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