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Cathay Pacific Airways honored as Red Hat Innovation Awards APAC Winner for 2017

Commended for the positive impact created in accelerating innovation through open source

HONG KONG, CHINA

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the 2017 winners of the Red Hat Innovation Awards APAC for Greater China. Cathay Pacific Airways (Cathay Pacific) was honored at the Red Hat Forum Hong Kong on 24 October for its outstanding and innovative use of Red Hat solutions.

Echoing the theme of the Red Hat Forum APAC 2017, “Impact of The Individual,” the Red Hat Innovation Awards APAC recognize and celebrate enterprises which use open source to address IT challenges, transform and modernize information technology to help accelerate innovation, and achieve greater agility and efficiency. All winners were evaluated by a panel of experts from Red Hat.

Category: Digital Transformation

Winner: Cathay Pacific Airways (Cathay Pacific)

Cathay Pacific Airways is an international airline registered and based in Hong Kong, offering scheduled passenger and cargo services to 198 destinations in 49 countries and territories. Headquartered at Hong Kong International Airport, the company is a member of the Swire group and is a public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Cathay Pacific has made substantial investments to help develop Hong Kong as one of the world’s leading global transportation hubs.

With a digitally enabled business strategy that puts customer at its core, Cathay Pacific looked to innovate with a comprehensive cloud solution. This solution provides stability through standardization, centralized management and application deployment capabilities that enables speed to market that can support the overall strategy. Cathay Pacific developed its cloud platform by introducing 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 and Red Hat Satellite.

The Digital Transformation category recognizes organizations that have successfully addressed IT challenges and delivered business value to effectively compete as a digital enterprise.

As part of the 14-stop Red Hat Forum APAC event series, winners for the Red Hat Innovation Awards APAC will be announced at each stop. This year’s winners include companies from verticals such as banking, finance, government, insurance, technology, telecommunications and transportation.

Supporting Quotes

Kerry Peirse, general manager IT Infrastructure & Operations, Cathay Pacific Airways

“Cathay Pacific is committed to driving a customer-centric and digitally-enabled business. The old models of infrastructure service delivery do not support these requirements for us specifically in terms of cost, quality and time to market. We needed to adapt more quickly in what is a fast changing world. We needed to balance the hype of public cloud versus the reality of a complex application and server environment that means one size doesn’t fit all. And we needed to be able to provide a range of services that our business demands. Our Red Hat solutions help provide that – an integrated hybrid cloud, allowing centralized management of resources regardless of whether they are public or private combined with standardization of service for better support and transformational capabilities in application deployment.”

Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, senior vice president and general manager, APAC, Red Hat

“Open source has become a technology of choice to drive innovation. With this year’s Red Hat Innovation Awards APAC, we are celebrating the success of enterprises who are driving innovation and making an impact. We are extremely honored to have played a part in the transformation journey of these winners. Congratulations to all of 2017 winners.”

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