Southwest Airlines

Transforming IT and Development for the Largest Domestic Air Carrier in the US

"Our goal is to have the cloud seamless and transparent, so our customers, employees, and IT team don’t have to care about the technology underlying delivery of the service."

Bob Young

Vice President and CTO, Southwest Airlines

Case Study
Southwest Airlines
Challenges
  • Growth required new approach to IT
  • Company website had to scale to meet growth
  • Development processes could not handle today’s applications
Solution
  • Pivotal GemFire
Key Benefits
  • Reduced server provisioning time
  • Improved performance and reliability for business-critical applications
  • Enabled new social media channels