The Swedish Armed Forces are to migrate their Windows NT servers to Red Hat Enterprise Linux platforms.
The FMLOG Servicedesk, the IT department of the Swedish Armed Forces, will be able to offer Red Hat Enterprise Linux solutions to any division or branch of the military.
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Jonna Lidman of the Swedish Armed Forces' headquarters, said, “There has been a demand for Linux within the Swedish Armed Forces for quite some time, which is why we've now decided to enter this deal.
“The primary reasons for us choosing Red Hat Enterprise Linux were the product lifecycle as well as Red Hat's position as the leading open source provider.
“What also affected the decision was the fact that Red Hat Enterprise Linux was fairly easy to migrate and is compatible with our in-house-developed programs.”