Croatia’s Customs Administration wants to switch some of its core business systems to open source. The organisation is looking for specialists who can help build a new Linux-based server infrastructure for its risk and ICT assets management systems, while reusing the organisation’s high-performance IBM Power systems.
In early August the customs agency, which is part of the Ministry of Finance, published a for tender. Deadline for proposals is 7 September.
The tender documents (in Croatian) contains a few more details. The agency wants to consolidate its Power and VDI server infrastructure and add a storage solution. All of this must be built using on open source software, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, the Apache Tomcat Java application server, and the relational database management systems MariaDB and PostgreSQL. The switch to open source should reduce maintenance costs and increase the availability of the solutions, the agency says. The Power systems that are to be reused are housed in the agency’s datacentre.