OpenStack Platform to More Swiftly Scale IT Cloud Infrastructure
Red Hat, Inc. the world’s leading provider of open-source solutions,shared that enterprises in APAC countries such as Australia, mainland China, Hong Kong, Korea and Singapore have adopted Red Hat OpenStack Platform, a highly-scalable Infrastructure-as-aService (IaaS) solution, as part of their open hybrid cloud initiative.
As per the OpenStack Foundation User Survey results, OpenStack’s popularity has increased across the globe. Survey respondents revealed a 44 percent increase in OpenStack deployments compared to last year — and 74 percent of all deployments occurred outside the U.S. according to respondents. Additionally, survey respondents have shown growing adoption, increased scale and a diverse user base, driven by respondents’ desire to accelerate innovation and avoid vendor lock-in.
Red Hat, a leader in making open technologies safer, more secure and more easily consumable for business-critical use, provides solutions that are designed to serve as the foundation for modern, flexible and scalable cloud deployments. The platform is designed for private or public cloud infrastructure, built on the enterprise-grade backbone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Based on OpenStack community code, Red Hat OpenStack Platform is a tested, certified and supported version of OpenStack that is designed to provide the agility to scale and more quickly meet customer demand without compromising availability, performance or IT security requirements.
Customers rely on Red Hat OpenStack Platform to power their hybrid and private clouds for a variety of mission-critical deployments. In APAC, this includes organizations such as:
- CapitalOnline Data Service Co., Ltd., China
- CargoSmart Limited, Hong Kong
- Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong
- Insurance Australia Group, Australia
- Lotte Data Communication Company, Korea
- MyRepublic, Singapore
- STT Connect, Singapore
CargoSmart Limited, headquartered in Hong Kong, provides global shipment management software solutions that help shipping companies and cargo terminals increase delivery reliability, reduce transportation costs and streamline operations. In light of increasing customer requests for transport network information, CargoSmart initiated the Network Optimization Engine (NOE) project, an IaaS initiative for maximizing booking revenue and increasing operational efficiency while reducing operating costs.
To create a stable, robust IT environment to support the NOE project, CargoSmart expanded its use of Red Hat CloudForms and deployed Red Hat OpenStack Platform. The deployment enabled CargoSmart to speed up responses to business users’ requests and manage their virtual machines (VM), and also allowed the organization to use new self service capabilities.
With its new Red Hat environment, the company reports that it can now build a VM, as well as operations and application systems, in just 27 minutes. CargoSmart also reports that expanding and storing the CPU can now take only 3 minutes, and provisioning time for a single VM has been reduced from 8 hours to just 20 minutes.
Cathay Pacific Airways, offers scheduled passenger and cargo services to 199 destinations in 49 countries and territories. With a digitally-enabled business strategy that puts customer at its core, Cathay Pacific looked to innovate with a comprehensive cloud solution that provides stability through standardization, centralized management and application deployment capabilities, as well as enables speed to market that can support the overall business strategy.
Cathay Pacific developed an integrated hybrid cloud platform by successfully implementing several Red Hat technologies and services, including: Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform; Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform; Red Hat CloudForms; Red Hat Ansible Tower; Red Hat Enterprise Linux; Red Hat OpenStack Platform; and Red Hat Satellite. Cathay is implementing Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform on Red Hat OpenStack to autoscale its infrastructure layer to support greater scalability and automate the deployment of their applications.