Southwest Airlines has selected IBM's WebSphere software to build its Java infrastructure. According to IBM, the Dallas-based airline will be using the company's integrated portfolio of software products, including WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere Personalization, WebSphere Portal Server, WebSphere Studio, MQSeries Integrator, MQSeries Workflow and VisualAge for Java.
Southwest will be leveraging the WebSphere platform to transform and integrate business processes including crew management and communications, flight operations, aircraft maintenance and other mission-critical applications. In addition, Southwest said it intends to develop a system to conduct business-to-business communications with its various partners and suppliers.
Southwest currently serves 58 airports in 29 states with a fleet of 342 Boeing 737s.
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