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Dubai World is the investment holding company of the Government of Dubai, a key contributor to the economic future of the Emirate of Dubai. The company focuses on strategic growth areas, such as industrial parks and special economic zones, dry dock shipyards and marine terminal operations, urban development projects, and diversified investments.
“We adopted Oracle Linux and Oracle’s virtualization solution as a strategic choice to achieve the vision of bringing our applications, databases, operating systems, and virtualization technologies onto a proven and certified technology stack to enhance Dubai World’s operational excellence,” said Tareq Lootah, head of solution delivery and architecture, Dubai World. “The upgrades of our basic Oracle applications enabled us to deploy cost-effective Intel X86 servers and ensure stable margins.”
“Our migration to Oracle Linux and Oracle VM on Intel X86 platforms brought performance improvements and financial gains. It also ensured excellent support from a single vendor for quicker issue resolutions. We were able to increase the number of processor cores to meet additional processing power requirements without incurring more license costs,” said Srinivas Kalyan, senior infrastructure architect, Dubai World.