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
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.