INNOVATOR CUTS COSTS IN HALF
WITH A SEAMLESS MIGRATION TO
RED HAT TECHNOLOGY
RED HAT SOFTWARE
? Red Hat? Enterprise Linux?
? Red Hat Training
? Red Hat Directory Server
UNE EPM Telecommunications is a publicly owned company
focused on providing information technology and communi-
cation services to customers throughout Colombia. Owned
by parent company Empresas Públicas de Medellín, UNE
was faced with migrating to a platform that could handle its
growing need for bandwidth while drastically reducing
licensing, hardware, and maintenance costs.
“Red Hat technology is a fundamental
pillar within the company’s IT standards.”
JULIáN ANDRéS VéLEZ MU?óZ
IDC, APPLICATIONS AND CONVERGENT SERVICES
UNE EPM TELECOMMUNICATIONS
UNE EPM TElEcoMMUNicaTioNsRed hat customeR success
? Function: 3 master direc-
? cPu: 2xe5450 3.00Ghz
? memory: 32GB
? Internal disk: 2 x 146GB
? os: Red hat enterprise
Linux 5.8, 64bit
? application: Red hat
directory server 8.2
oracle Jes directory server,
sun by oracle to Red hat
directory server and Red hat
enterprise Linux 5.8, 64-bit
UNforEsEEN risiNg cosTs of coMPETiTors PrEvENTs scal-
abiliTy aNd ExPaNsioN
With over 1.5 million customers and about 5 million subscribed services in colombia, uNe ePm
telecommunications views its directory server as the heart upon which its Internet, datacenter,
and IP telephony services thrive. the It and communication services uNe supplies rely on an
uninterrupted, seamless connection, that, if disturbed, would leave millions of the the compa-
ny’s customers without service.
With uNe’s previous purchase of sun technology, licensing and maintenance costs of its Jes
directory server products skyrocketed by 400%. the increase in costs made many of the prod-
ucts the company supported on its sun platform unfeasible. moreover, the internal conditions
changed unexpectedly, leaving uNe little time to structure a complete migration project.
With an expanding service portfolio, the company was faced with finding a replacement for its
previous platform that could withstand uNe’s growing need for bandwidth, could drastically cut
down on licensing, hardware, and maintenance costs demanded by oracle, and could migrate
information from the previous platform in a way that appeared seamless to the end user.
“In view of these costs and risks, migrating our critical platform became a top-priority project,”
said Julián andrés Vélez mu?óz, Idc, applications and convergent services.
rEd HaT dirEcTory sErvEr gUaraNTEEs flawlEss MigraTioN
aNd sEaMlEss iNTEgraTioN
through industry experience, benchmarking, and analysis of uNe’s customer needs, uNe
began to consider open source options to propel their business and innovation potential to
new heights. Based on this progressive approach, the infrastructure existing on oracle Jes
directory server was successfully migrated to Red hat directory server. With the new project,
uNe’s directory server will be supported by Red hat technology, from the operating system to
the application development.
“Red hat technology is a fundamental pillar within the company’s It standards, and has given us
the ability to carry out major projects in a timeless manner,” said Vélez. “We now have over 46
servers running on Red hat enterprise Linux, high-availability schemes including clusters, and
have reached a complete and successful Red hat directory server migration.”
Red hat products and services have become a technological standard for uNe ePm
telecommunications. months prior to the migration, uNe began working with a Red hat
directory server technology during a previous project that yielded extremely successful results.
“When we embarked on the uNe Red hat directory server project, the power of the R