Salt River Project Migrates to Red Hat Enterprise Linux on IBM Mainframes for Flexibility and Performance

Published on 26 May 2009

“Since we were already leaning toward Red Hat in our distributed environment, choosing Red Hat on the mainframe coincided perfectly with our desire to have one corporate standard for Linux.”

Kevin Masaryk, Senior Linux/UNIX Administrator at SRP

Salt River Project


Deployment country
United States

Linux - Red Hat


As one of Arizona’s largest utilities providers, Salt River Project (SRP) has delivered low-cost, reliable power and water to Arizona customers for over 100 years. SRP includes two entities: the Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District, a political subdivision of the state of Arizona, and the Salt River Valley Water Users' Association, a private corporation. The District provides elect

Business need
Searched for a replacement for proprietary software for its IBM mainframe servers that could provide greater flexibility, manageability, and utilization opportunities. Migration Path: HP–UX to Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®

SRP decided it would prefer to use one reliable Linux distribution in both its mainframe and distributed environments.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux on IBM System z mainframe servers has provided SRP with a very stable and predictable solution that can be easily managed via Red Hat Network Satellite.


IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

z Systems

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