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Fass.se Migrates to Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Swedish pharmaceutical association experiences cost savings and increased performance for medicines portal

RALEIGH, N.C

Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that FASS.se, the main medicines portal run by the Swedish Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry, LIF, has migrated its servers from Sun Solaris to Red Hat Enterprise Linux. With Red Hat solutions, FASS.se is experiencing approximately 40 percent cost savings and has seen its new operational environment double functions on all levels.

FASS.se has approximately four million visitors per month, 60 percent of which are healthcare organizations and pharmacies. The company's medicines portal provides the opportunity for the pharmaceutical industry to contribute high-quality, current information about all medicines. In addition, FASS.se is available on several different servers within healthcare organizations to which information from FASS.se is exported.

Our main reason for migrating to Red Hat Enterprise Linux was our recognition of a need for making FASS.se's operations more efficient, said Per Manell, Chief Technology Officer at LIF. During our evaluations, Red Hat Enterprise Linux became the obvious alternative because of the cost savings and increased performance delivered by the solution. It was ultimately an easy decision to select Red Hat solutions and migrate all of our servers to Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

We are excited that FASS.se has selected Red Hat solutions for its distinguished medicines portal, said Magnus Svensson, Nordic manager at Red Hat. With pharmaceuticals and healthcare, it is especially important to ensure that the operation is faultless and safe.

LIF, the pharmaceutical industry association responsible for FASS.se's medicines portal, is a branch organization for pharmaceutical research companies that operate in Sweden. About 60 pharmaceutical companies, representing close to 90 percent of the total pharmaceutical sales in Sweden, are members of the association today. With all versions of FASS now gathered under a web address and based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, members of LIF are able to update their critical pharmaceutical texts daily.

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