Unix-to-Linux Migration Pays Big for Industrias Peñoles
Source: Red Hat
The world's largest producer of refined silver and other metals, Industrias Penoles, S.A. is comprised of 50 companies with nearly 7,000 employees throughout Mexico .One of the biggest concerns of the Information Technology division is containing overhead and operating costs. The high cost of hardware for their UNIX-based infrastructure combined with increasing maintenance costs made aligning with Penoles' corporate-wide goal of minimizing expenses difficult, if not impossible. The Linux environment proved to be more secure because Penoles could control more of the functionality of their network in-house rather than depend on third party providers.