Security lines, weather delays, maintenance, turbulence are all travel experiences that raise frustrated, anxious feelings. Because of the CIO of an airline, those headaches can multiply quickly when your customers are counting on your department by the millisecond – 24 hours each day 7 days every week. There’s literally no relief. Couple those emotions with one among the foremost complex, highly regulated industries within the world and you’re sure to identify a number of the foremost dynamic and robust technology challenges of our times.
Air travel is changing. Because the on-demand economy grows with technology, travelers are getting savvier than ever before. The expectation for a hassle-free, end-to-end travel experience, from the start of the trip planning process to the time a passenger collects their bags – and each step in between - reflects the shifting cultural change and private reliance upon IT as an important service. While innovation paved the way for Spirit to bring the ultra-low-cost model to the U.S., it's also created a rapid climb and a fantastic demand for an IT ecosystem liable for maintaining the whole customer experience.
Spirit’s primary goal is to supply a rock bottom price for aviation. Safety is usually first though and that we have the fittest fleet within the U.S. it's our mission and a responsibility every team member takes very seriously. on average, we save customers about 30 percent on total price compared to other airlines consistent with DOT statistics; a type that needs agility and adaptability in every department. we attempt to chop costs and operate efficiently while offering a high level of service. For the IT team, this needs a willingness to expand skill sets and a desire to spot creative solutions to complex situations.
Tactics Migrate to cloud infrastructure
By leveraging hyper-converged and heavily virtualized infrastructure with public and personal cloud capabilities alongside content distribution networks, Spirit is in a position to remain agile and identify unique business opportunities. This structure gives our innovators the chance to undertake new things, like changing direction or accelerating processes, because of the needs of the organization shifts.
Spirit’s infrastructure incorporates the technologies of Nutanix, VMWare, and Citrix to supply maximum output and efficiencies while minimizing the datacenter footprint and power needs. We have the power to spin up additional resources on demand and break them down once not needed. Our network layer further builds on this strategy with the adoption of Cisco’s Nexus line of networking gear, Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) and Application Centric Infrastructure.