Red Hat Closes Deal with Kuwait

Monday May 17th 2010 by Developer.com Staff
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Red Hat snatched Kuwait's Ministry of Electricity and Water from Novell.

Last week, leading open source company Red Hat announced that they closed a deal with Kuwait's Ministry of Electricity and Water to migrate from Novell's SUSE Linux to Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

According to the press release, the Kuwait agency selected "Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the basis for its long-term IT strategy based on the platform's ease of use, performance, scalability and security, and plans to run its mission-critical systems on the platform."

The Kuwaitis are looking at Red Hat for the future.

"With a strong Red Hat Enterprise Linux base," Kuwait's Undersecretary for Information Technology at MEW Ali AlWazzan said, "we will additionally be able to investigate future plans to utilize virtualization and cloud computing technologies in our IT infrastructure."

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