"Rostelecom" switches to the "RED OS" operating system

"Rostelecom" and the Russian developer RED SOFT signed a license agreement on the use of the RED OS operating system (OS). According to the agreement, Rostelecom Group will use the "Server" configuration of RED OS in its corporate systems. The migration to the new OS will start next year and will be completed by the end of 2023.

Compatibility tests of RED OS on Rostelecom's server infrastructure were successfully carried out in October 2020. Positive results confirmed the correctness of run of the Russian operating system on the operator's servers.

"A key component of Rostelecom's IT infrastructure is server operating systems. The use of domestic operating systems is a strategic step in the course of import substitution not only within the company, but also with regard to our customers. It is important for many companies to use domestic technologies that ensure data security and mitigate risks associated with the sanction policy of foreign countries", - Kirill Menshov, Rostelecom's Senior Vice President for Information Technologies, said.

"The transfer of the server group of Russia’s largest digital services and solutions provider to a domestic operating system is an example of how software import substitution can and should be implemented in accordance with current regulations. The Russian IT market is able to satisfy customer demand. Our project at Rostelecom is a proof of that", Rustam Rustamov, Deputy RED SOFT CEO, said.

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RED OS is a Russian Linux family operating system for servers and workstations, that provides a universal environment for application software. The product is certified by the FSTEC of Russia (№4060 of 12.01.2019), that confirms its compliance with information security requirements and allows its use in government information systems. RED OS is registered in the Unified Register of Russian Software and Databases of the Ministry of Communications of Russia (No.3751).

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"Red Soft is a Russian developer and provider of IT solutions and services. The company implements integrated projects in the field of data storage and management using its own technology stack. It is an efficient team with more than 15 years experience in development in the Russian public and commercial sectors. "Red Soft has its own product line: "RED OS", "Red Database DBMS", "Red Platform", "Red Virtualization", "REDSLUZ". All products are listed in the Unified Register of Russian Software and Databases. Among the Red Soft clients there are large business institutions, as well as more than 20 government bodies, including the Federal Bailiff Service, the Prosecutor General's Office, of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. The company actively implements projects in Russian regions.

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PJSC “Rostelecom” is Russia’s largest integrated provider of digital services and solutions, with presence in all market segments and covering millions of households, governmental and private organizations. The Company maintains leading positions in the market of high-speed Internet access and PayTV services with over 13.4 million broadband Internet subscribers and some 10.7 million Rostelecom PayTV subscribers of which over 5.9 million subscribers are connected to the Interactive TV services. Rostelecom’s wholly owned subsidiary Tele2 Russia is now a major player on the mobile communications market with over 44 million subscribers, and the leader in terms of NPS (Net Promoter Score) index reflecting willingness of users to recommend company’s services to others.

Rostelecom is an unquestionable leader on the market of telecommunications services for Russian public authorities and corporate users of all levels. The Company is a widely recognized technology leader in offering innovative solutions for electronic government, cybersecurity, data center and cloud-based services, biometrics, healthcare, education, house maintenance and utility services.