Sprint improves developer productivity, reduces time to market, saves $4 million
Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering, and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States. They are rated #1 in the the American Customer Satisfaction Index among all national carriers and most improved in customer satisfaction across all industries during the last four years.
But, prior to 2011, Sprint was locked into expensive and proprietary Oracle WebLogic and IBM WebSphere middleware platforms for its key business applications. The high license maintenance and support costs diverted funds away from other business-driven IT opportunities, and it was very difficult to keep multiple versions of the multiple middleware products current. The solution – JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).
Sprint can now leverage the $4 million in expected savings on license and maintenance to focus on strategic IT initiatives. Other benefits include:
- Increased developer, and middleware administrator productivity
- Increased control over the evolution of infrastructure hosting, whether it be internally, externally, or a hybrid environment.
- Faster time to market via new enterprise architecture framework and best practices developed jointly with Red Hat Consulting
To learn more, please read Sprint Makes the Right Call by Replacing Costly Proprietary Middleware with JBoss Enterprise Middleware