By combining all the different data, we’re able to get a really good handle on who our customers are and that way we can cater our offerings to them....

— Bryan O'Neil, Director of Data Architecture and Manager, Allegiant Travel

Business Challenge story

Allegiant Air was looking to shift the focus from being primarily an airline to being a travel company. The goal was shifting to not only sell customers airline tickets, but for customers to purchase vacations.

Transformation

Allegiant Air engaged IBM Premier Business Partner ConvergeOne to implement a solution comprising IBM® POWER8® processor-based IBM® Power Systems™ servers, IBM FlashSystem® storage and IBM DB2® software.

Benefits

The ability to analyze data from different sources and quickly gain insight allowed Allegiant Travel to transform from a company arranging airline tickets to one that offers ultimate vacations. By implementing IBM POWER8, DB2 and IBM FlashSystem, Allegiant Air achieved Significant gains in performance, scalability and resiliency coupled with reduced costs: - $1.2M reduction in software licensing costs - 50 percent reduction in backup time - Run times for some reports went down from 6 hours to less than 15 minutes

Solution Category

  • Systems Hardware
  • Solution Components

    •  Power Systems
    •  Storage: IBM FlashSystem 840