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Kuwait Ministry of Electricity & Water Migrates to Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Red Hat, Inc. has announced that the Ministry of Electricity & Water in Kuwait plans to migrate its datacenter infrastructure from Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 to Red Hat Enterprise Linux. MEW has 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.

MEW serves more than 800,000 consumers with a 12 GW power generation grid. Its decision to migrate to Red Hat Enterprise Linux comes as MEW aligns its strategic IT infrastructure to meet Kuwait's need for increased power capacity. One of the key drivers for the migration is to lower MEW's total cost of ownership. Red Hat provides a cost-effective infrastructure that helps the company to meet service-level agreements and keep its growing customer base satisfied. MEW plans to migrate its mission-critical systems for its automated meter infrastructure and Geographic Information System, in addition to applications responsible for human resources, business intelligence and customer relationship management.

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