Open source Software, Linux to save Santos $2.5m

AUSTRALIAN oil and gas exploration company Santos has switched on a critical IT upgrade set to save more than $2.5 million by using open-source software and Linux-based systems.

A consolidation of hardware and software will see the company reduce its power consumption by 300,000KW hours a year.

Powerful IBM servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux software are at the heart of new systems that will help hundreds of geoscientists scour for black gold.

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