More than 10 thousand employees of Rosenergoatom are already working on Astra Linux

More than 10 thousand employees of the Electric Power Division of Rosatom State Corporation began working at import-substituted workplaces based on the Astra Linux operating system. By the end of the year, the number of users of import-substituted jobs in the Division should be about 15 thousand people.

The first 5,000 users of the division, mainly employees of the Central Office and NPPs, switched to an import-substituted operating system back in 2020. This year, the Rosenergoatom subsidiaries also began to transfer their users.

At the same time, Rosenergoatom is implementing projects for import substitution of key IT systems, and work is also underway to introduce a locally produced software and hardware complex to create an infrastructure for virtual workplaces.

In the future, Rosenergoatom plans to replace import computers as well. Today the company is testing devices with Baikal and Elbrus processors in order to choose one manufacturer.

“It is obvious that technological independence in the IT sphere is a primary need,” said Sergey Migalin, deputy general director for Economics and Finance of Rosenergoatom. - We need to form and develop a market for Russian developers, and for this we need to create an internal need for domestic software. And government companies, of course, shall manage this process."

“Unfortunately, now a significant part of Russian software and equipment is poorer in terms of the quality as that of international manufacturers. One of the reasons is that Russian companies and users practically do not use domestic products. This deprives developers of feedback and has a detrimental effect on product development and improvement. As soon as Russian software starts to be actively used, we will be able to break this vicious circle, and very soon the situation will change for the better,” commented Oleg Shalnov, director of the IT Project Management and Integration Department of Rosenergoatom. 

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