Lufthansa Systems Enlists Portworx to Help Deliver Award-Winning BoardConnect In-Flight Connectivity and Entertainment

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 28, 2017 12:46

Lufthansa Systems Enlists Portworx to Help Deliver Award-Winning BoardConnect In-Flight Connectivity and Entertainment

Portworx, which provides container data services for DevOps, was tasked by Lufthansa Systems — a subsidiary of Lufthansa Airlines, which provides IT services for the airline industry — to solve the data persistence challenges associated with using Docker containers to spawn content management system (CMS) environments for hundreds of instances of its BoardConnect in-flight connectivity and entertainment product. Michael Wilmes, software architect, Lufthansa Systems, recognized Portworx as a powerful solution to these challenges and an invaluable addition to the stack.

Lufthansa Systems’ BoardConnect product powers in-flight entertainment, infotainment and connectivity for millions of airline passengers — in their seats and on their mobile devices.

Portworx’s PX-Enterprise product was selected by Wilmes and Lufthansa Systems because it is free of cloud, use-case and vendor constraints, as well as fast and transparent for traditional, cloud native and third-party applications.

“With Portworx PX-Enterprise, we can now spawn full-blown CMS environments in a matter of minutes — versus hours in the past — without requiring manual intervention,” Wilmes said. “For production, it further allows our operations to move CMS environments around in the cluster, and the corresponding data ‘follows along’ transparently. Once Portworx was set up in the Docker cluster, the overhead of managing stateful containers became virtually zero.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 28, 2017 12:46