TravelSky gets ready for the 2008 Olympics with major computer system upgrade
Unisys China Limited, a subsidiary of Unisys Corporation, has signed a contract to upgrade computer systems for TravelSky Technology Limited. (9/6/2007)
TravelSky is the sole domestic provider of information technology solutions for China’s air travel and tourism industry.
Under the agreement, Unisys will provide a system upgrade based on Unisys Extended Transaction Capacity (XTC) capability. The XTC capability will enable a new Unisys ClearPath Dorado Model 380 mainframe system to be easily clustered with TravelSky’s two existing Dorado Model 280 mainframes.
As a result, TravelSky’s system will be able to process many more transactions per second than a one-host system.
“Through cooperation with Unisys on this project, we expect that our system’s production capacity will help reach new levels of performance and be better equipped to handle the traffic peak at the 2008 Olympics,” said Xu Qiang, President, TravelSky.
The upgraded system is designed to provide TravelSky with the intensified processing capacity and information availability needed to handle an expected surge of travelers throughout the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. According to travel trade estimates, approximately 300,000 overseas and more than two million domestic travelers will visit Beijing during the period of the 2008 Olympic Games.
‘TravelSky’s adoption of this advanced clustering technology enables its systems to process a higher number of transactions – such as reservations and load calculations critical to flight safety – more quickly and securely. TravelSky anticipates that the implementation of the XTC system will not only make it one of the most reliable travel systems in the world, it will also enable them to satisfy the ever increasing growth of China aviation market, eventually becoming one of the biggest players in this space,” stated a release.