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HEAD OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND COMMUNICATIONS
Barceló Viajes, a travel agency based in Spain, implemented Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to
consolidate datacentres that support its critical business platform. Barceló Viajes enhanced its
systems management and achieved greater flexibility, scalability, and performance. Its pool of
physical servers was reduced by 86% and consequently delivered 70-75% in energy cost savings.
Palma de Mallorca,
Balearic Islands, Spain
TRAVEL AGENCY LEADER BARCELó
VIAJES ENTRUSTS RED HAT WITH THE
VIRTUALIZATION OF I.T. ENVIRONMENT
CUSTOMER CASE STUDY
2redhat.com CUSTOMER CASE STUDY Travel Agency Leader Barceló Viajes entrusts Red Hat with the
virtualization of I.T. Environment
Barceló Viajes is the travel division of the multinational, Spain-based tourism operation Grupo
Barceló. It currently has 365 offices and agencies spread across 22 countries and is marketed under
the Barceló Viajes, Amex Barceló Viajes, and Vacaciones Barceló brands. It is one of the leading
companies in the travel agency sector and has a network of more than 300 branches in Spain and
Portugal. In addition, it has a web platform (www.barceloviajes.com) where travellers can find
the best selection of proposals, promotions, and travel options. Last year, more than 1.5 million
travellers used the company’s various services for their trips and holidays.
The Barceló Viajes’ virtualization project arose from the need to streamline the start-up process.
It also hoped to implement a business continuity plan (BCP) that involved setting up a new data-
processing centre (DPC) in Madrid in parallel with the one the company has in Palma de Mallorca.
Barceló Viajes extended its deployment of Red Hat? Enterprise Linux? to the new DPC to standardise
its systems. It implemented Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization in both data-processing centres to
provide support for all of its operational and corporate business applications, including customer
relationship management (CRM) solutions, databases, email management, own-project management
applications, monitoring, and public websites.
SCALABILITY AND OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE FROM SERVERS, THANKS TO
ENTERPRISE OPEN SOURCE
Barceló Viajes not only needed a solution to create a BPC, but also needed to plan for on-going
growth in the range of services it provides. Barceló Viajes’s systems required continuous expansion
of its pool of servers—and it needed to be able to manage and employ complex human and hardware
resources. By using Red Hat to virtualize its platform, Barceló Viajes was able to enhance the scal-
ability of its infrastructure using available resources.
3redhat.com CUSTOMER CASE STUDY Travel Agency Leader Barceló Viajes entrusts Red Hat with the
virtualization of I.T. Environment
Red Hat worked with Barceló Viajes to reduce the number of machines in its server pool by 86%. The
implementation also helped to achieve a 70 to 75% reduction in power consumption, when compared
to the previous infrastructure. Subsequent savings in operating costs, maintenance, and space helped
Barceló Viajes grow on the service side and made it possible for both horizontal and vertical growth.
EASY-TO-HANDLE VIRTUALIZATION MANAGEMENT
AND ADMINISTRATION SYSTEMS
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager provided Barceló Viajes with simpler and more efficient
ways to manage technology platforms. New virtual servers are ready to come into service in a
matter of minutes, r