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Worldwide optician chain Specsavers has deployed Red Hat solutions across its 1,500 stores, supply chain and data centres in Australia, Denmark and Guernsey.

The deployment includes Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation, Enterprise Linux, Satellite, and JBoss Fuse to provide a reliable and stable platform for mission-critical applications across the Specsavers operation.

Red Hat regional VP of Northern and Eastern Europe Phil Andrews says Specsavers is an enthusiastic proponent of open source software and has been a Red Hat customer for more than 10 years, and, over time has migrated its IT infrastructure from Sun Solaris to a standardised Red Hat environment, with servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux supporting every store, the entire supply chain and several datacenters.

According to Andrews, Specsavers chose to standardise on Red Hat globally as a cost-effective technology that gives the consistency, stability, and reliability required in a retail environment.

Specsavers  Head of Technology & Innovation, Nigel Spain said: “We are a global business and need our technology infrastructure to support the heavy-lifting demands of an extensive retail environment.

“Red Hat enables us to deliver on our core values to customers by giving us the consistent, flexible, affordable platform we need to continue offering value for money and a personal service.

“One of the key principles of our IT strategy is to ensure we can keep innovating – if we are seeking new applications or platforms we need interoperability and open integration with other technology solutions. This is a key reason why we have deployed Red Hat extensively throughout the business.”

Red Hat JBoss Fuse powers the connectivity between the supply chain, the stores, and Specsavers’ head office data centre, and to support continued business growth, Specsavers has renewed and expanded its Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation estate across its business-critical data centres worldwide.

Andrews said: “We’re pleased to be expanding our long-term relationship with Specsavers as its chosen open source partner to underpin its infrastructure across the board. Specsavers relies on Red Hat to deliver mission critical services and applications in its 1,500 stores, supply chain and data centres, while cutting costs as it embraces virtualisation technology and drives efficiencies in the data centre.”

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Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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