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Car rental agency migrates to Ubuntu

Aging Linux and Unix systems have prompted car rental company Thrifty Inc. to modernize its server platforms and direct investment towards more innovative applications.
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Solutions First managing director David Kempe said Thrifty now has a fully redundant, two-node cluster running Ubuntu with an IBM FastT SAN.

“The central booking database Cars Plus is a Cobol database running on SCO binaries. They were stuck on Red Hat 7.3, and we upgraded them to Ubuntu Dapper,” Kempe said. “You just can't do that on platforms you don't have the source code to.”

Kempe said the ideas and philosophies of open source is beginning to influence purchasing at Thrifty.

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