Red Hat launches Open Innovation Labs in Asia Pacific
By Digital News Asia September 28, 2017
- Helps integrate people, methodology, technology to catalyse solve business challenges
- Work collaboratively in an immersive, residency-oriented lab environment
RED Hat, Inc, a provider of open source solutions, on Sept 27 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 catalyse 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 modernise existing applications or create new ones with open source and DevOps.
Red Hat Asia Pacific senior vice president and general manager Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen said, “Businesses across Asia Pacific are innovating, while many companies are using digital technologies to create greater value and a better customer experience. We recognise 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.”
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, organisations 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 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:
1 - Solve legacy problems or entirely new challenges: Customers can take advantage of mentoring and technology to help their organisation design and develop solutions to modernise legacy applications or take on entirely new challenges developing applications, architectures, and features for mobile, cloud, microservices, and more.
2 - 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.
3 - 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.
4 - Innovate anywhere: With a more secure cloud environment, any authorised 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.
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