September 25, 2020

The Polish government increases its use of Linux

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Some time ago, the South Korean government drafted a strategy to completely replace Windows 7 with a Linux-based open-source operating system to get rid of its dependence. Currently, the Polish social insurance company ZUS (Zakład Ubezpieczeń Społecznych) has also announced that it has reached an agreement with Linux Polska to provide an integrated server virtualization solution with three years of support services. The new solution will allow ZUS to develop and optimize IT systems. ZUS is a public sector agency affiliated with the Polish Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, which handles accounts and data of social health insurance companies.

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According to reports, the subject of the order was the purchase of an integrated virtualization solution with 24/7 technical support. Linux Polska agrees to provide 24/7 support for Red Hat VirtualizationRed Hat Satellite, and  Red Hat Enterprise Linux software. In addition, the solution provided by Linux Polska also guarantees the possibility of compiling a high-availability cluster between all systems running on virtual machines.

The implementation of the integrated virtualization platform and high availability cluster provided by Linux Polska will provide:

  • Simplified management of multiple servers from a central point
  • Unlimited scalability of IT infrastructure in owned physical servers
  • Launch applications faster in a virtual environment
  • Automate the process of detecting and eliminating system threats
  • Configure applications and resources in high availability mode

In addition to ZUS, other Polish ministries and central agencies (such as the Central Information Centre, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Digitalization and Education) have also cooperated with Linux Polska.