Red Hat Forum Malaysia 2017 – Behold The New Chapter in APAC
The world’s largest supporter of Open Source enterprise systems, Red Hat just had their Malaysian chapter of their 2017 forums yesterday. Of course being one of the most successful enterprise solutions provider plenty of industry leaders and pioneers turn up to not just show support, but to be recognised as leading partners in their own industries. It was huge to say the least.
In conjunction with the forum as well Red Hat took their next step in transforming Asia-Pacific region (APAC) into a digital hub by opening their Innovation Lab in Singapore. The purpose of the Innovation Lab is to allow Red Hat and its clients to work hand in hand, using all the available tools in Red Hat’s disposal to develop, train, and build new capabilities, new products, and assimilate new cultures for the clients. It is described as a sort of kitchen where client and Red Hat can work together as chefs to create something new or to develop new capabilities. According to Red Hat as well the Innovation Lab is not limited to its Singapore location. If required, Red Hat will set up pop-up labs for its clients at locations disclosed or chosen by their clients all over APAC.
Alongside the forum as well Red Hat has also deployed their Ansible Tower as a part of their Ansible Automation program for APAC organisations. In essence Red Hat’s latest acquisition Ansible is technically an automation bot that automates the most common processes in any organisations. That, in turn allows a larger efficiency in day-to-day operations by freeing up the much-needed man power needed to run these mundane common tasks; especially in growing companies.
The 2017 Red Hat Forum also sees awards being passed to clients who are at the forefront at innovating within their industries. One of the organisation that was recognised to have revolutionised their own field of industry is the Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM). Their step in working with Red Hat’s large quite of application has led in the speeding up of company registration processes in Malaysia. Press releases after the break.
Red Hat accelerates digital transformation and innovation amongst businesses in Malaysia and the region
KUALA LUMPUR, October 3, 2017 – According to Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, the percentage of businesses with advanced digital transformation strategies and implementations will rise in the next few years.
As rapid application development is a necessity now, open source is increasingly being seen as a default choice for organizations in Malaysia and the region, enabling them to keep up with the evolving technology landscape.
Speaking at the 2017 Red Hat Forum Media Briefing here, Damien Wong, Vice President and General Manager at Red Hat ASEAN shared that though every organization has its own unique set of needs and obstacles when it comes to their digital transformation journey, Red Hat has noted three common challenges amongst its customers across numerous industries.
The challenges that have been identified are determining a cloud strategy that complements the business; building and delivering new applications faster; and utilizing the technology that is currently in place whilst bringing it up to speed to meet the overall business needs.
As organizations in Malaysia and the region have to build new applications to meet ever-evolving business demands, it is crucial for them to innovate continuously through rapid development and modern operations. In line with this, today, Red Hat named Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM) as the winner in Malaysia for the 2017 Red Hat Innovation Awards (APAC) for their outstanding and innovative usage of Red Hat solutions.
SSM recently embarked on a journey of developing a new and advanced gateway for the registration of companies and businesses in Malaysia. SSM now uses Red Hat’s Middleware solution, Red Hat JBoss Fuse to simplify and speed up the registration process by reducing manual registration handling with an automated online system.
By deploying Red Hat JBoss Fuse, SSM is now better positioned to meet current and future integration needs, and reduce manual touch points, automate processes, and connect assets for improved efficiency.
Red Hat Launches Open Innovation Labs in Asia Pacific
Red Hat reinforces commitment to accelerate innovation and digital transformation across the region
KUALA LUMPUR, September 27, 2017 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the launch of its first Red Hat Open Innovation Labs in the Asia-Pacific region in Singapore. Red Hat Open Innovation Labs help customers integrate people, methodology, and technology to catalyze innovation and solve business challenges in an accelerated fashion by working collaboratively in an immersive, residency-oriented lab environment with Red Hat experts at the new physical lab in Singapore or in a pop-up lab at a customer’s site.
Through Red Hat Open Innovation Labs, IT teams work closely with Red Hat consultants, engineers and subject matter experts to modernize existing applications or create new ones with open source and DevOps. The typical Red Hat Open Innovation Labs residency lasts anywhere from one to three months and provides IT professionals with the technologies, methods, and skills to accelerate business initiatives. Through hands-on instruction, teams can also learn how to adopt agile development methodologies, DevOps practices, and get immediate and direct experience with the open principles and open culture that underlie many open source communities.
As digital transformation reshapes industries, organizations of all sizes and across industries are rethinking their approach to innovation and how technology can help them compete more effectively. Red Hat Open Innovation Labs launched in 2016 based on customer interest in applying Red Hat’s vast open source expertise to help them solve these business and IT challenges. Red Hat Open Innovation Labs provides a prescriptive environment designed for customers to develop applications with speed, agility, scalability and increased security.
As part of the Red Hat Open Innovation Labs engagement, customers can use microservices, deploy them in containers, and deliver them using DevOps methodologies across physical, cloud and mobile environments to more quickly scale up or down on-demand and help meet new requirements. In addition to its location in Singapore, Red Hat also has physical Red Hat Open Innovation Labs in Boston and London.
Core features of an Open Innovation Labs residency include:
● Solve legacy problems or entirely new challenges: Customers can take advantage of mentoring and technology to help their organization design and develop solutions to modernize legacy applications or take on entirely new challenges developing applications, architectures, and features for mobile, cloud, microservices, and more.
● Work on real business problems from day one: Using Red Hat’s push button infrastructure and automated development environments, customers can quickly start development, resulting in quicker time to value and measurable outcomes.
● Learn to work the open source way: Customers can collaborate with Red Hat experts and with the open source community on upstream projects using an agile-based methodology, open source tools, and best practices for application development.
● Innovate anywhere: With a more secure cloud environment, any authorized team members can work together from anywhere at any time. Development can happen at a customer’s site, in an Open Innovation Labs facility, or virtually.
“Businesses across Asia Pacific are innovating, while many companies are using digital technologies to create greater value and a better customer experience. We recognize their needs to fuel faster innovation and are excited to bring Red Hat Open Innovation Labs to this region. The vision for Red Hat Open Innovation Labs is to introduce Red Hat’s unique DNA and the open source way of working to our customers in a residency-style, virtual or pop-up setting. Through these engagements, we hope to benefit businesses with the best of open source tools and methods to help them achieve greater business outcome.”
APAC Organizations Deploy Red Hat Ansible Tower to Automate the Enterprise
Organizations across the region are using Ansible Tower to automate and orchestrate their applications and IT infrastructure
KUALA LUMPUR, 29 September 2017: Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today shared that enterprises in APAC countries such as Australia, China, India and Singapore have adopted Red Hat Ansible Tower, its enterprise-grade, agentless automation platform.
Red Hat Ansible Tower helps enterprises cut through the complexities of modern IT environments with powerful automation capabilities that can improve productivity and reduce downtime. New additions to the latest version of the platform enable enterprises to better scale DevOps and other automation and offer the ability to link multiple Playbooks into longer, more complex jobs, enhancing productivity across the business. Red Hat Ansible Tower internally uses the popular Ansible open source automation project to help teams more effectively manage systems and optimize multi-tier deployments while adding control, delegation and security capabilities.
Customers across industries, including telecommunications, communications service providers, financial services and beyond have deployed Ansible Tower to automate repetitive and manual tasks, orchestrate complex workflows, improve processes and offer agility to deploy applications faster with less human interventions. In APAC, this includes organizations such as:
● Datacom (Australia);
● China Foreign Exchange Trading System (China);
● China Industrial Bank (China)
● China Merchant Bank (China);
● Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (China);
● Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Credit Card Center (China);
● STT Connect (Singapore); and
● Zyme Solutions (India).
Frank Feldmann, head of APAC office of technology, Red Hat
“Today’s business demands can mean even greater complexity for many organizations. Such dynamic environments can necessitate a new approach to automation that can improve speed, scale and stability across IT environments. Several organizations in APAC have embraced automation as an essential component of digital transformation, and have deployed Red Hat Ansible Tower to automate applications and IT infrastructure, while providing a simple language to help facilitate DevOps practices.”
David Robinson, chief technology officer, STT Connect
“Our core business relies on software and the ability to deploy and evolve on demand. Speed, accuracy and precision are critical and this wouldn’t be possible without automation. Red Hat Ansible Tower is a key component in the automation of our cloud infrastructure.”
Yong Gu, head of system group, China Foreign Exchange Trading System
“We started using Red Hat Ansible Tower when we were building our configuration management database, mainly for automation discovery. It helped us in laying out a good foundation for our roll out in the follow-up operation and maintenance. With Red Hat’s support, Ansible Tower has played an important role in increasing our workplace efficiency and has also helped enhance the overall performance in the automation of our operations.”
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