Lufthansa Systems is one of the world’s leading providers of IT services in the airline industry. It draws its unique strengths from an ability to combine profound industry know-how with technological expertise and many years of project experience.
The company offers its more than 300 airline customers an extensive range of successful and in many cases market-leading products for the aviation industry. The innovative IT products and services in this portfolio offer customers a wide range of economic benefits while also contributing to improving efficiency and competitiveness. In addition, Lufthansa Systems also supports its customers both within and outside the Lufthansa Group with consulting services and the experience it has gained in projects for airlines of every size and business model.
Lufthansa Systems will provide an airline scheduling application use case for the BEACON project and will play an important role in assessing the BEACON technology and the competitive advantage it may provide. This use case has strong requirements in terms of availability and security because it must be available on a global basis to customers all around the world, and the data must be protected (integrity and confidentiality) from unauthorized access.
As in many other companies, operational cost contributes significantly to the total cost of ownership. Idle hardware and all third-party software licenses related to that hardware directly influence product properties from a customer perspective in a negative way without generating benefits to some of Lufthansa Systems’ products.
This project’s results are expected to help to minimize such negative effects and thus make our European products more competitive from a cost point of view. Therefore we expect guidelines and insights how software products must be structured during development to optimally exploit given hardware environments, which more and more develop into sets of various clouds consisting of our clouds, customer-owned clouds, clouds owned by other providers of the same customer or to our products, complemented by publicly available clouds.
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