Kuwait Ministry of Electricity & Water puts on Red Hat
Kuwait power and water utility to switch from Novell to Red Hat Linux for critical systems
Kuwait's Ministry of Electricity & Water (MEW) has announced plans to switch its data centre Linux deployment, with a move from Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 to Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
MEW will migrate mission critical systems running its Automated Meter Infrastructure and Geographic Information System, along with HR, business intelligence and CRM applications.
The utility, which serves more than 800,000 customers, cited the lower TCO of Red Hat, and its ability to keep infrastructure stable and secure and running to key service levels, as reasons for the switch.
"Adopting Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a technology platform offers MEW the opportunity to solidify our business continuity," said Ali AlWazzan, undersecretary for Information Technology at MEW. "With Red Hat Enterprise Linux, we're offered a valuable subscription model, a robust certified ecosystem and high-performance technology to fit our business needs. With a strong Red Hat Enterprise Linux base, we will additionally be able to investigate future plans to utilize virtualization and cloud computing technologies in our IT infrastructure."