Italian Telecommunications Operator Builds Cloud with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization


NC, Global, February 22, 2012

CDLAN creates virtual platform to deliver advanced SaaS services and reduces its technology infrastructure cost by 60% with Red Hat solutions versus proprietary alternatives

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that CDLAN, an Italian telecommunications operator and provider of value-added ICT services, has deployed Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to create a virtual platform for the provisioning of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to its customers.

CDLAN provides value-added ICT services to medium-to-large organizations operating in a variety of sectors, including finance, professional services, broadcast media and telecommunications. With plans to offer its clients maximum performance and reliability at competitive prices, CDLAN has made use of open source technology.  Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization was CDLAN’s most cost-effective solution in the market that also provided scalability, performance and reliability benefits. It will be used as a basis for CDLAN’s next-generation datacenter, where it will provide a SaaS platform to its customer base. Applications available via its SaaS platform are enterprise resource planning systems (ERP), email and e-learning systems.

“In a difficult economic climate, it is necessary to pay greater attention to what our customers need from CDLAN’s technology infrastructure,” said Corrado Del Po, managing director of CDLAN.  “Reducing investment and maintenance costs while maintaining reliability might seem to be contradictory goals, however Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, in conjunction with Red Hat’s collaboration and excellent support, has enabled us to achieve the best possible technology fit as well as cost for our infrastructure.”

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization has reduced CDLAN’s overall technology infrastructure costs by 60 percent since deployed as compared with comparable proprietary solutions.  The organization also benefits from higher levels of reliability and stability, thanks to the simplification of its architecture.

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CDLAN is a telecommunications operator specialising in the provision of custom-made fibre optic, wireless (WiFi and Hyperlan) and copper (xDSL) access solutions; Cloud computing services, virtualization, housing & hosting, telephony on IP and messaging.  It has been active on the ICT market for over 10 years, during which time it has dedicated itself exclusively to its market and to the supply of wholesale broadband telecommunications services for both national and international operators, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Application Service Providers (ASPs).  Chas 2 new generation data centres which are in compliance with stringent security requirements and are operated on a continuous basis, equipped with the latest technology for hosting computer and telecommunications equipment.

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