SITA is a world-leading specialist in air transport communications and information technology. The company innovates, develops, and manages business solutions over its extensive network that forms the communication backbone of the global air transport industry.
SITA implemented four SPARC T4-1 servers to ensure continued reliability and enhance performance for BagMessage, its global message distribution solution that 530 airlines use to communicate with automated baggage systems that route luggage from check-in to final destination and passenger collection. The company has doubled its system capacity, accommodated a 20%, year-on-year growth in message traffic in Europe, and built a scalable platform to support the continued expansion of BagMessage.
SITA operated BagMessage on Sun servers for more than 10 years and wanted to protect its investment in Oracle hardware while increasing performance and scalability to meet demand.
"Oracle’s SPARC T4-1 servers exceeded our expectations during performance tests and the binary compatibility of the applications allowed us to confidently provision our hardware to the existing workload for 4x the transaction capacity and to achieve a higher level of transaction performance,” said Nick Gates, baggage portfolio director, SITA. "It will support the 20%, year-on-year growth of BagMessage, while enabling us to deliver the service quality that makes it the preferred solution for airlines and airports."