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Virgin America CIO Touts Open Source Value

Cost might not be the only driver for adopting open source technology, but it can't hurt. At Virgin America, CIO Ravi Simhambhatla has been managed to implement open source technologies throughout the company's IT infrastructure.

Simhambhatla took that message to LinuxCon, talking up the significant cost savings enterprises can yield through open source systems. CIO Update has the story.


BOSTON-- Virgin America is one of the U.S.'s newest airlines and its IT infrastructure is mostly open source. That's the message coming from Ravi Simhambhatla, VA's CIO who delivered a keynote at LinuxCon titled "Selling the Value of Open Source When Cost is Not the Driver."

Though cost was not the primary driver for VA moving to open source, Simhambhatla did note that open source is saving the airlines millions of dollars. From an organizational point of view, Simhambhatla said he is trying to make his IT team an innovation team, not just one that is doing the IT plumbing like email.

Read the full story at CIO Update:
Virgin America CIO Lauds Open Source Savings