Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) Enterprise Linux is used by many of the financial houses on Wall Street, and so now is the PGA Tour.
The pro golf association said Monday that it is switching its information technology servers to run the open source software from the Raleigh-based Linux software and services firm.
The PGA also is running its recently converted digital archives on RHEL.
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“Reliability was our key criterion in searching for a new operating platform. With the high performance and reliability delivered by Red Hat Enterprise Linux, we knew that our new solution would be able to better scale with our business growth than our previous platform,” said Jonas Gredenhag, manager of datacenter operations for the PGA Tour, in a statement.
“We have migrated approximately half of our servers from our legacy software solution to Red Hat Enterprise Linux to date and are continuing to move the remainder of our applications to our new Red Hat solution,” he added.
Red Hat worked with CDW on the project.
The PGA Tour also decided to utilize RHEL as part of the digital archive project that runs on a media management system called Viz Ardome.
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