Client/Server to Web Conversion
Industry: Travel and Tourism
Rail Europe is responsible for the booking of over 80% of all rail travel in Europe. Over the past 2 decades they have created a vast network of more than 2000 travel agents. A client/server application was originally designed to allow travel agents to check seating availability, book tickets, etc.
Replacement of a legacy Client/Server system with a fault-tolerant, 3-tier web architecture utilizing open source technologies such as Apache, Tomcat mixed with proprietary products like Borland Application Server and Oracle.
Design of fault-tolerant network architecture utilizing Cisco Routers, Firewalls, and Content Switches.
Recommendations in the procurement of necessary Unix hardware to meet the business requirements for a highly-available environment.
Installation and configuration of Unix hardware in existing REG data centers.
Design and implementation of core architecture to enable fault-tolerance at the web and application tiers to be used as a foundation for the software development division.
Design and implementation of security mechanisms to protect internal resources from outside entities connecting to the network via the internet.
Design of web services architecture.
Established suite of tools to be used by system administrators to manage the newly implemented 3-tier architecture.
Development of performance benchmarking and automated regression testing suites.
Code reviews and recommendations to increase overall performance of the application.
Ongoing support for newly created environments.