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ASEAN enterprises accelerate digital transformation with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

May 30. 2017
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By The Nation

Red Hat Inc has announced that enterprises in the ASEAN region have adopted Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform to enable faster application delivery.

Ranging from the telecommunications and financial services industries, organizations in ASEAN are deploying Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform to enable their developers to more quickly develop, host, and scale applications in cloud environments, Red Hat said in a press statement.

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is the first and only container-centric, hybrid cloud solution built from Linux containers, Kubernetes, Project Atomic and OpenShift Origin upstream projects based on the trusted backbone of the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the statement added.

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform provides a more secure, stable platform for container-based deployments without sacrificing current IT investments, allowing for mission-critical, traditional applications to coexist alongside new, cloud-native and container-based applications.

It said Red Hat has seen a stronger momentum for its container application platform in the ASEAN region, highlighted by several recent Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform deployments in markets like Singapore and Indonesia, including: Bank Tabungan Pensiunan Negara (BTPN) (Indonesia); CrimsonLogic (Singapore); Federal International Finance (Indonesia); Rutledge Global (Singapore) and XL Axiata (Indonesia).

Affirming its innovation in container-based and cloud-native application development, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform received the 2017 Cloud Technical Breakthrough award in February 2017.

A 2016 IDC study on the The Business Value of Red Hat OpenShift[1], sponsored by Red Hat, found that OpenShift enables customers to respond to market requirements faster by delivering business-critical, microservices-based applications with DevOps processes. These benefits include 66% faster application delivery times, $1.29 million average annual benefits per 100 application developers per year, and 531% average ROI over five years.

Damien Wong, vice president and general manager, ASEAN, Red Hat, said: “Innovation determines today’s market leaders. Increasingly, businesses in ASEAN are recognising the advantage open source tools can present in providing the innovation required to meet customer requirements and stay ahead of the competition. For applications, the path to innovation can be found in container application platforms and DevOps to help accelerate application delivery in hybrid cloud environments. Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform can get you there, whether on-premise, hosted, or in a public cloud.”

Karim Siregar, IT director, Bank BTPN, said Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform was “the logical choice for us because of its capabilities, features and performance. On top of that, during the implementation, Red Hat’s support was superb and showed commendable commitment”.

Nicholas Wee, chief architect, Product Group & Architect Office, CrimsonLogic, said Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform has proved itself capable of handling the requirements of his company.

“CrimsonLogic's next generation of products and solutions are designed and built for the cloud, which means we need to have the ability to scale rapidly in a controlled manner. Our platform of choice needs to show reliability in supporting the use of Linux containers while providing interoperability between different technology stacks, such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS),” Wee said.

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