Mercadona, one of Spain’s leading supermarket chains, is deploying Red Hat Linux software on 10,000 desktops.
Mercadona has traditionally adapted its systems architecture to the IT infrastructure of its franchise holders, but has now decided to standardise across the chain.
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The migration is designed to quadruple data processing speeds, with Red Hat Desktop installed at all sales points, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux now powering Mercadona's servers.
"We were looking to improve the performance of our computing systems and the implementation of Red Hat technology simplifies and speeds up core processes at Mercadona," said a spokesman for the supermarket.
"Our use of Red Hat will eventually lead to the optimisation of our customers' time in supermarkets, making the checkout process easier and helping cashier staff to process payments," he said.
Earlier this month, BPU Banca, one of Italy’s leading banks, said it would migrate all of its 8,000 Unix workstation clients to Red Hat.