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Linux to power LIC's IT infrastructure

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Mumbai, Apr 06 (UNI) The Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India will shift all its critical business applications across the country and also abroad to Linux operating system, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, a top open source provider, today announced.

Red Hat was instrumental two years ago in the shift of LIC operations from Unix to Linux platform.

The Linux deployment will fine tune operating system environment, along with security and integrity for LIC's core applications software. The implementation will also include solutions through Linux Servers for management, provisioning and monitoring of Network, a company release said.

Currently, LIC develops all its software in-house, at its Software Development Centre (SDC) based in Mumbai. However, migration to Linux will allow LIC's IT department the freedom and flexibility to focus on development of its core business applications, leaving the management of the operating system to Red Hat.

LIC will now use the latest version of Linux, enabling access to an end-to-end certified ecosystem. ''This project is one of the most important migrations to Linux in India,'' claimed, Red Hat's Indian subcontinent president Javed Tapia, adding, ''The LIC migration is a clear proof of the advantages of working on Linux platform.'' UNI VS KD AG1635

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