State pharmacies migrate onto Red Hat Linux

State pharmacies migrate onto Red Hat Linux

Sweden's Apoteket opts for Red Hat running on Intel hardware

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Sweden’s state pharmacy, Apoteket, has completed the replacement of all of its servers at approximately 900 pharmacies with Red Hat Enterprise Linux running on Intel hardware.

With Apoteket's server infrastructure reaching end of life and experiencing performance issues, Apoteket said it made the decision to replace both the hardware platform and the server operating system with Red Hat Enterprise Linux running on Intel-based servers. This replaced its existing SPARC-based Solaris servers running an in-hosue developed ERP system. All servers at approximately 900 pharmacies have now been replaced with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Anders Persson, IT manager at Apoteket, said: "The switch to Red Hat Enterprise Linux is part of a strategy to offer our customers the best possible access and service while cutting costs and modernising our IT infrastructure."

He said Apoteket, in collaboration with the Red Hat Support team, had performed extensive tests of the new platform and the results were positive. The deployment of the new Linux platform was mostly completed at the end of June and is now fully operational.

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