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Kuwait Ministry of Electricity & Water Adopts Red Hat Enterprise Linux


May 17, 2010

Kuwait Ministry of Electricity & Water Adopts Red Hat Enterprise Linux

By Carolyn J Dawson
TMCnet Contributor


Red Hat (News - Alert), a globally reputed provider of open source solutions, recently announced that the Ministry of Electricity and Water in Kuwait has decided to change its datacenter infrastructure from Novell (News - Alert) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 to Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

MEW choose Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the basis for its long-term IT strategy, the company said. The migration is based on the platform's ease of use, performance, scalability and security. MEW is planning to operate its mission-critical systems on this new platform.

By using a 12 gigawatt power generation grid, MEW serves Over 800,000 consumers. The migration to Red Hat Enterprise Linux happened in order to address the Kuwait's need for increased power capacity. Another factor for the migration is to lower MEW's total cost of ownership. Red Hat offers an economical solution which enables the company to meet service level agreements and assure customer satisfaction. MEW decides to migrate the mission-critical systems for its Automated Meter Infrastructure and Geographic Information System, as well as the applications responsible for human resources, business intelligence and customer relationship management.

Ali AlWazzan who is the undersecretary for Information Technology at MEW said, "Adopting Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a technology platform offers MEW the opportunity to solidify our business continuity. 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 the future plans to utilize virtualization and cloud computing technologies in our IT infrastructure."

Red Hat, an S&P 500 company, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with more than 65 offices worldwide. According to the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value survey, Red Hat ranked as one of the top vendors to deliver value in Enterprise Software for six consecutive years. Red Hat offers high-class, cost-effective technology with its operating system platform. Red Hat Enterprise Linux also offers virtualization, applications, management and Services Oriented Architecture solutions which include Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and JBoss Enterprise Middleware. In addition, it gives superior support, training and consulting services to its customers across the world.

Carolyn John is a Contributor to TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please columnist page .

Edited by Marisa Torrieri

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