Interactive One Moves to Oracle® VM and Oracle Unbreakable Linux Support
Oracle Software and Support Provide Efficiency, Scalability, Flexibility and Cost Savings
Redwood Shores, CA - October 28, 2008
Interactive One, the digital division of Radio One (NASDAQ:ROIAK and ROIA), has implemented Oracle® VM server virtualization software, Oracle Database 11g and Oracle Enterprise Manager to power the infrastructure for its fast growing social networking and media properties.
Additionally, Interactive One switched from Red Hat Linux support to Oracle Unbreakable Linux support.
Oracle Unbreakable Linux and numerous systems with Oracle VM and Oracle Database 11g enables Interactive One to cut application delivery times in half, provision and roll out new servers quickly and manage them efficiently, all at a low cost.
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Spanning 10 Web sites, including the popular BlackPlanet.com, the largest online community for African Americans, Interactive One provides a rich, integrated online experience for more than 25 million users delivering six hundred fifty million full page views per month. The company expects to reach 60 Web sites over the next year as it brings content from its 52 radio stations online.
With Oracle VM, Interactive One has consolidated as many as six physical servers into a single server running multiple virtual machines benefitting from more efficient resource utilization and savings on space, power and maintenance. The new environment also provides high availability and failover capabilities necessary for business critical applications.
Oracle Enterprise Manager is utilized to help build automation solutions for application and database monitoring and management.
Oracle Database 11g, along with the Oracle Partitioning option and advanced features such as connection pooling, helps to improve the performance of Interactive One’s databases and enable them to scale to support many more web servers than ever before.
By providing a single support vendor for Interactive One’s entire software stack, Oracle Unbreakable Linux has simplified the support process and delivered significant cost savings.
Based on the success of its initial roll out, Interactive One is in the process of deploying Oracle Real Application Clusters. The company also employs Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition, which delivers a full range of analysis and reporting capabilities that provide users’ company-wide with fact-based insight related to their business and services.
"Combining the best of open source and commercial software has enabled Interactive One's Technical Operations department to provide a compelling, seamless experience for our users," said Nicholas Tang, Vice President of Technical Operations, Interactive One. "Our ability to rapidly build, deploy, scale and allocate resources, fail over easily and add new services simply has been the foundation on which we've built a lean and efficient IT operation. It allows us to focus on delivering the best user experience and continue to lower the cost of operations. We owe this in part to the consistent, proven software solutions from Oracle."
"We have been very pleased with our move from Red Hat to Oracle Unbreakable Linux support. Oracle Enterprise Linux software is fully compatible with RHEL and together with Oracle VM provides an efficient and integrated solution that can be easily cloned. In our experience, support is not Red Hat's forte. We have a strong, collaborative relationship with Oracle and cost savings is one of the important benefits," added Tang.