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“Helicopters of Russia” moved from Windows to a domestic operating system Astra Linux

Holding “Helicopters of Russia” announced about the reduction of the use of the software American Microsoft and the transition to the Russian operating system Astra Linux. The company has deployed infrastructure using the Russian OS that provides the core applications and services. In the long term the new system will provide financial savings in licensing, jobs and technical support, said the company.

According to the agreement with the “RT-INFORM” were performed works on design of technical and organizational requirements for carrying out the configuration and deployment of Astra Linux migration user and server management company to a new virtualization platform, deployed basic information services, mail server, CommuniGate Pro, the directory services users and printing.

During the project special attention is paid to ensuring continuity of business processes, the company said. The approach provides a systematic and smooth transition to new technologies without shock loads on users and system administrators.

It was reported that “Helicopters of Russia” in the framework of import substitution intend to 2019 to completely abandon Windows in favor of free software. Currently, the holding company has a program in which the refusal to license foreign software.

In addition, the “Helicopters of Russia” intend to abandon network technologies Cisco and replace them with Russian counterparts. The company does not intend to increase IT budget, fulfilling the task of “Rostec” for the preservation of IT costs in the current year at the level of 2015.

State Corporation rostec is a Russian Corporation established in 2007 to promote the development, production and export of high-tech industrial products for civil and military purposes. It includes 663 organizations, which currently form 9 holdings in the defense industrial complex and 6 – in civil industries, as well as 32 direct control. The Rostec portfolio includes such famous brands as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, “Helicopters of Russia”, VSMPO-AVISMA etc.

JSC “Russian Helicopters”, part of rostec, is one of the largest Russian manufacturers of helicopters, produces transport-combat Mi-24/35, heavy transport Mi-26T, shock combat helicopter of new generation Mi-28N.

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