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Fareportal Powers the Digital Travel Experience on Cisco UCS, Assuring Performance with Turbonomic

40%

Increase in VM:host density, leveraging the full
capacity of Cisco UCS with Turbonomic

24x7

Performance assurance with software
continuously making resource decisions.

About Fareportal

With over 2,500 employees in offices on three continents, Fareportal is a leading technology company powering some of the largest online travel agencies in the world.

Extending the Power of Cisco UCS with Prescriptive Resourcing Actions

Fareportal recognized that virtualization was an important first step toward improving asset utilization and delivering cost-effective services to its customers. Under the leadership of John Samuel, Senior Vice President of IT and Operations Infrastructure, Fareportal transitioned to Cisco UCS, leveraging VMware vSphere Enterprise, and quickly achieved 95% virtualization.

When the IT team wanted to improve upon traditional load balancing techniques, while not overloading the servers, AVP of IT, Aditya Anand, recommended Turbonomic. Upon deployment, Turbonomic quickly mapped the various relationships within the UCS environment and the storage network, and began making recommendations to improve performance and workload density.

With Turbonomic's end-to-end visibility, Fareportal’s IT organization was able to understand the infrastructure, from the VM to the blades to storage, while the software managed scaling and placement of the company’s business-critical workloads. Turbonomic's prescriptive actions helped Fareportal achieve a more optimal number of VMs per server by multiplexing smaller workloads with large ones, resulting in a 40-60% increase in server utilization.

"Turbonomic did something that was amazing. Out of the box it made rightsizing recommendations by matching supply and demand of the current workloads, in real time.”

John Samuel
SVP, IT and Operations Infrastructure
Fareportal

Assuring Performance While Growing the Business, but Not the Budget

The density increase on Fareportal’s infrastructure provides tremendous savings, enabling the team to get the most out of their Cisco UCS investment. Furthermore, these savings extended beyond hardware. As the number of VMs grew, Fareportal did not need to increase storage, all while assuring the performance of their many travel sites.

The Fareportal team trusts Turbonomic to intelligently and dynamically scale Fareportal’s infrastructure to meet changing application demand. "Turbonomic did something that was amazing. Out of the box it made rightsizing recommendations by matching supply and demand of the current workloads, in real time," says Samuel. “The more control it gives us over our infrastructure, the more value it adds to the company.”

The last thing I want is to buy a stagnant product that won’t grow with our changing needs. Turbonomic has been an incredible investment in innovation and change for our organization.

John Samuel
SVP, IT and Operations Infrastructure
Fareportal

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