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At Alaska Airlines, we lead the way by using groundbreaking technology to develop touch points that our clients like. Together with Virgin America and its local counterparts, Alaska Airlines serves 44 million passengers a year to 115 cities in the United States, Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica. In the J.D. Power North America Satisfaction Study, Alaska Airlines was rated "Highest customer satisfaction among traditional airlines in North America" for 10 years in a row.
Since almost every facet of flight operation is computer-based, it is essential that Alaska is not just top of the line in the delivery of passenger, but also in the delivery of quality airsoft. The Feltis staff is in charge of every facet of the Alaska Airlines on-line buying adventure, which includes window travel (alaskaair.com), conducting urban and fares research, helping with ticketing, and processing luggage payment.
One of the airline's largest and most critically demanding air carrier management solutions, the trolley solution that does all this demands high levels of service and uptime. To keep your e-commerce engines up and running, you need not only fast programming, but also a fast introduction of new codes into your work. While Alaska has made consistent advances in accelerating this builds implementation lifecycle, it wanted to get even quicker.
By 2014, the e-commerce squad needed about a months to bring new codes into use. However, alaskaair.com is a large single point of use (like most e-commerce sites) and the deployment of only one new function meant that the whole site had to be redistributed - requiring QA day and test time.
"Feltis says, "We knew we had to substitute this complicated, repetitive task with smaller blocks of coding that we could enhance at a higher pedaling rate. icroservices provided the logic answer to the issue of segmentation of a large repetitive source tree into smaller parts. It could be used by the e-commerce teams to detach certain features and describe them as loose linked deliverables that can be delivered separately.
Docker based pedestals provided the opportunity to build these micro-services in isolation that could be quickly deployed, deployed, and then demolished, providing the assurance that each implementation was built on a sound foundation. Alaska Airlines' only issue with using docker pedestals was the fact that they usually run in Linux environment and Alaska Airlines' applications needed full performance.
The Azure Service Fabric is a shared system environment that makes it simple to pack, provision and maintain a microservice. An Alaska Airlines migration of its revised ASP. The NET/IIS in Docker for Windows Server containers that is run in Azure VMs. The Azure Service Fabric is the pedestal organizer that manages the pedestals delivered to the basic VMs.
It also includes Azure Storage, Azure Virtual Network, Azure Redis Cache, Azure Functions, Azure Load Balancer, Azure Virtual Machines, and Azure Application Insights. The Alaska Airlines company progressively moved its web transport to Azure and went into full operation at the beginning of 2017. It will be able to be scaled much more quickly and cost-effectively than data centers in Alaska.
Once the trolley app runs successfully in Azure, Alaska Airlines examines which of the other 150 utilities that make up the alaskaair.com UI it could also move to the clamp using the same Azure Service Fabric and Windows Server Containers architectures. Learn more about Alaska Airlines on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.