Penguin power for LIC.
Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) is all set to implement Red Hat Enterprise
Linux across its desktops and servers. LIC will completely migrate all its mission-critical
business applications to Red Hat Enterprise Linux across all its locations in
India and abroad.
The countrys largest insurance player will deploy Red
Hat Enterprise Linux across its 2,048 branches, 100 divisional offices, seven
zonal offices, head office, subsidiary offices and overseas locations. The Linux
deployment will provide LIC with a uniform operating system environment, along
with security for its core application software. The implementation will also
include utilisation of enterprise-layered solutions through Linux servers for
management, provisioning and monitoring of the Red Hat Network.
LIC develops all its software in-house at its software development centre (SDC)
in Mumbai. The migration to Red Hat will allow LICs IT department the
freedom and flexibility to focus on the development of its core business applications,
leaving the management of the operating system to Red Hat.
Said S K Kapahi, Executive Director, IT, LIC, Red Hat helped us migrate
from a Unix to a Linux platform two years ago. The SDC was previously
managing both the development and maintenance of applications along with maintenance
of the operating system. Now with business growing exponentially, SDC has to
focus more on the development of newer business applications and providing flexibility
to the existing ones.
It resulted in difficulty in maintaining the operating
system. With this implementation, our SDC can now focus on core business applications
and leave the management of the entire operating system infrastructure to Red
Hat, explained Kapahi.