Discount Tire Accelerates E-Commerce with Red Hat Network Satellite

Tuesday, March 30 | 2pm EDT (GMT-4) / 18:00 GMT

Discount Tire Company, the world's largest independent tire and wheel retailer, needed to support its rapidly growing e-commerce business while keeping costs contained and complying with strict PCI security standards. The firm ran its entire e-commerce operation on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, as well as numerous internal applications including its Lotus Domino server application. They needed a solution that would fully utilize the company's IT resources.

Will Darton, Discount Tire's senior sever administrator, will discuss the implementation of Red Hat Network Satellite, an easy-to-use systems management platform for managing Linux. Darton will also discuss how Red Hat Network Satellite has provided an easily managed, secure, and utterly reliable platform for Discount Tire’s e-commerce business, while enabling compliance with PCI security standards, increasing IT staff productivity, and containing costs due to the ability to easily provision, maintain, and manage servers.


Will Darton, Senior Server Administrator, Discount Tire
Will Darton is a Senior Server Administrator at Discount Tire. He has been in the information technology industry since 1997. Prior to working at Discount Tire, he worked as a contract systems administrator for the City of Phoenix, US Navy-Undersea Warfare and the Department of Interior. Will is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and also holds Certificates of Expertise in Storage Management and Clustering as well as Deployment, Virtualization and Systems Management. He has a BS in Business Administration from Longwood University.

Christopher Wells, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat
Chris Wells has more than 15 years of experience working in the information technology industry. Currently he is the Senior Product Marketing Manager for Red Hat Network Satellite. Prior to Red Hat, he worked in Product Management, Product Marketing, Technical Pre-sales and Technical Training roles for Quest Software, Sterling Commerce and Vanstar. Chris has both an undergraduate degree and an MBA from the Ohio State University.



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