Yahoo Finance: SANTA CLARA, Calif. & PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 4, 2004--The Weather Channel, the only national all-weather cable network providing 24-hour-a-day weather coverage to more than 87 million homes in the U.S., is building on a current strategy of running its IT infrastructure on open source technology and has migrated to IntelŪ ItaniumŪ 2 processor-based HP Integrity servers from proprietary RISC-based platforms.
The Weather Channel has reduced physical server count by 48 percent, while server utilization has increased by more than 50 percent, and the time required to deploy applications on the servers was shortened from two days to two hours. As a result, The Weather Channel also cut its three-year maintenance contract costs to one-tenth of the costs associated with RISC-based servers. The Itanium 2 processor-based HP Integrity servers now provide double the performance of the previous platforms at an overall solution cost of 75 percent less.
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