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Red Hat Case Study: Qualcomm Incorporated

Posted: Oct 3, 2014
Categories: Linux
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Author: Nicole Winn


Qualcomm Achieves Significant Cost Savings with Red Hat

Qualcomm Incorporated is an American global semiconductor company that designs and markets wireless telecommunications products and services. Founded in San Diego, CA in 1985, Qualcomm is a Fortune
500 firm with more than 20,000 workers in nearly 172 locations worldwide.

Qualcomm realized in the early 2000s that without virtualization, it would not be able to build IT capacity quickly enough to respond to its vast growth. Qualcomm also understood that virtualization would reduce the cost of its expansion, as it would cut the datacenter footprint required as well as cooling and heating costs.

Qualcomm had prior success with Red Hat, as it used Red Hat Enterprise Linux to run a diverse set of applications and workloads, file-serving and database workloads, and customer-service applications—most of which were Java-based. In the first five years since deploying Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Qualcomm experienced a 600% growth with its servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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