Vol 127 Issue 4 2008-09-22 Article 20631 from section "Telco"

Leverages Sun to Deliver New Utility Services Reducing Operational Costs by Up to 33 Percent

COLT Telecom Group is one of the largest fixed line
telecommunications providers in Europe, providing voice, data and
managed services solutions to business customers over its
20,000-kilometer-long-fiber optic network. COLT experienced a need to
develop a new system architecture that supports utility
“pay-as-you-go” services offerings and to provide the means to
rapidly integrate customer systems into the architecture, with the
ability to dynamically increase or decrease RAM and disk capacity.
Finally, this architecture had to support Microsoft Windows, Linux
and Solaris 10 Operating System environments, as well as x64- and
SPARC-based systems. COLT found its answer in a Sun clustering

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