But how do these tech innovators use a cloud application platform like vFabric?
In this article, we get a real-world, inside perspective from a cloud architect who designs and leads development teams for airline check-in and baggage software and cloud-based services. We will dive into his requirements and approaches to cloud-centric devops tools that keep systems running in high performance environments.
Travel companies use technology everywhere they can. For example, their technology lets us buy tickets over the web, check in via self-serve kiosks, and use iPhones or Androids as boarding passes. It wasn’t long ago that these capabilities didn’t exist, but innovative companies like American Airlines use technology everywhere to differentiate their company and connect with customers. For example:
- AA.com gets 1.6 million visits per day.
- Their mobile app has over 3 million downloads:
- It’s available on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android, Blackberry, Nook, Windows Phone 7, and Amazon Kindle Fire.
- Mobile boarding passes are available in 77 cities.
- The apps include wifi flight search, flight status notification, and more.
- Over 800 kiosks allow customers to check in while people can also check in from the website. The kiosks provide passport, credit card, and barcode scanning.
- The list continues with on-board purchases, advanced loyalty programs, RFID, and more. Continue reading