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City of Vienna Deploys Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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Red Hat today announced that the city of Vienna has selected Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the platform of choice for its servers. Austria’s capital is using the operating system for both mission-critical applications such as database servers and other systems including file servers.

The decision to go with Red Hat as the platform of choice was made on the basis of extensive positive experiences in the past and a fundamental decision to deploy the most reliable and efficient technologies.

Linux has a strong reputation within Magisterial Department 14 of the city of Vienna. In many ways, its use of the open source operating system is exemplary of other public institutions and enterprises. From the early 1990s the city of Vienna has been running Linux servers. At the start, these were mainly systems with FreeBSD. However, as the city of Vienna looked to the future and the migration of mission-critical systems to Linux, it decided that required a reliable Linux platform, developed and supported by a professional vendor.

“Red Hat has always had a rigorous focus on the stability of its Linux platform, a commitment that has been apparent and appreciated by us ever since we began deploying Red Hat,” explains Franz Brauneder, server management at the City of Vienna.

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