Sky Italia Slashes Software Processing Time and Cuts Power Consumption in Half

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Sky Italia.jpgDigital pay-TV company Sky Italia has always shown a strong commitment to innovation. To continue using the most advanced technology, it recently decided to migrate an infrastructure supporting business-critical applications from the Oracle Sun SPARC* environment, implemented during its start-up in 2003, to one based on the HP Superdome2* server and powered by the Intel® Itanium® processor 9300 series. This migration has brought a number of benefits including a 50 percent decrease in processing times and power consumption.

“The new environment is more reliable and shows better performance, as well as simplifying monitoring and management,” explained Fabrizio Giorgetti, head of the infrastructure project for Sky Italia. “Power consumption has also been cut in half.”

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