Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the winners of the Red Hat APAC Innovation Awards 2021 for Korea. Daegu Metropolitan City and Korea Land & Housing Corporation (LH) were honored at the Red Hat APAC Forum Virtual Experience today for their digital transformation journey and innovations using Red Hat solutions.
2021 continues to be a year of uncertainty, but Asia Pacific organizations are using open source technology to more rapidly and effectively create more business possibilities with digital transformation. They are using technologies like hybrid cloud, data analytics and edge computing to meet changing market landscapes and enhance customer experiences. Congratulations to this year’s winners, and we hope that Red Hat’s open source solutions will continue to help address the many real challenges our customers face today, and unlock the future for business in Asia Pacific.
Open source continues to be an innovation engine for Asia Pacific enterprises by helping them modernize infrastructures, develop applications and transform digitally. According to Red Hat’s recent State of Enterprise Open Source report, 92 percent of the region’s IT leaders are using enterprise open source today, exceeding the global average of 90 percent.
With the theme of “Open Your Perspective,” the Red Hat APAC Forum Virtual Experience encourages organizations to build resilience, achieve their transformation goals and propel their business forward with open source. This year, the Red Hat APAC Innovation Awards recognized the technological achievements of 24 organizations in the region for their creative thinking, determined problem solving and innovative use of Red Hat solutions.
The winners were selected based on the impact of their Red Hat deployments to support business goals and company culture, industry, communities, as well as the uniqueness of vision for the project. They displayed how open source tools and culture have helped them to improve productivity, agility and cost savings while empowering them to address future challenges and emerging trends more confidently and effectively.
Winners were recognized in five categories: digital transformation, hybrid cloud infrastructure, cloud-native development, automation and resilience.
Category: Digital Transformation
Winner: Daegu Metropolitan City
With a population of 2.5 million, Daegu is the third largest metropolitan city in Korea. The city provides IT services to its citizens through an open source software-based private cloud.
To achieve its goal of enhancing its public services, Daegu Metropolitan City has planned a long term cloud initiative, D-Cloud (Daegu Cloud). The project aims to migrate its legacy infrastructure to the cloud in order to support the local government’s increasing workloads and improve efficiency within their administrative task system.
The city deployed multiple Red Hat solutions to power this project over five years, including Red Hat Virtualization, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, and Red Hat OpenStack Platform. This year, the city deployed Red Hat OpenShift to build a software-defined data center cloud environment. Collectively, the solutions provided Daegu City the flexibility needed to build a more stable, efficient infrastructure that helped improve delivery speed of IT services to its citizens and reduce costs by 36%. These new standards set for its cloud data centers also help attract new business and job opportunities in the city. This will help bring a positive impact to the overall application development environment, boosting open source innovation, with vendor lock-in out of the way.
The project has also given the city the opportunity to embrace open technology and adapt quickly to a rapidly changing IT environment. With Red Hat’s solutions, the city is better equipped to continually evolve to attract investments from companies and adopt current and upcoming technology trends like automation.
Category: Digital Transformation and Cloud-Native Development
Winner: Korea Land & Housing Corporation (LH)
The Cloud-Native Development category showcases agile methodologies and organizations that have most successfully illustrated superior overall performance in creating, maintaining and deploying successful business applications.
Affiliated with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT), LH develops, maintains and manages land, housing and cities. It aims to improve quality of life and the national economy by creating stable housing for the country’s citizens and efficiently utilizing national land. The company has also recently started providing cloud-based IT services in areas such as smart cities and renewable energy.
To help address and solve local government’s urban problems through use of data, LH developed a platform, COMPAS, that allows citizens to contribute ideas and solutions to address local urban problems. COMPAS collects, processes and analyzes big data to identify problems and the best solutions. As such, LH needed a stable and flexible open source platform to help increase its overall capability with managed cloud infrastructure, such as its operating systems (OS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).
LH deployed Red Hat Openshift to build a standardized development platform. The open source platform helped them to expand over various cloud and data analysis environments. By adopting a more stable and agile architecture for user model development, LH was able to launch their service faster than anticipated while also reducing costs.
With Red Hat’s support, the COMPAS platform has made it possible for LH to use open source to provide an enhanced user experience for its citizens. As it continues to aid local governments in providing solutions for urban problems, LH’s COMPAS also made it possible for it to adapt to a rapidly changing IT environment and follow open standards. It plans to implement the COMPAS system into various smart city projects and use similar open models for DevOps and data integration projects.
The Digital Transformation category recognizes organizations that have successfully addressed IT challenges and delivered business value to effectively compete as a digital enterprise. The Cloud-Native Development category showcases agile methodologies and organizations that have most successfully illustrated superior overall performance in creating, maintaining and deploying successful business applications.
Marjet Andriesse, vice president and general manager, APAC, Red Hat
“2021 continues to be a year of uncertainty, but Asia Pacific organizations are using open source technology to more rapidly and effectively create more business possibilities with digital transformation. They are using technologies like hybrid cloud, data analytics and edge computing to meet changing market landscapes and enhance customer experiences. Congratulations to this year’s winners, and we hope that Red Hat’s open source solutions will continue to help address the many real challenges our customers face today, and unlock the future for business in Asia Pacific.”
Chan Yun, Deputy Director of Informatization Office, Daegu Metropolitan City
“Our citizens’ lives have changed dramatically in the past two years thanks to digital technologies. Red Hat’s open source solutions have provided us the flexibility and stability needed to move to the cloud and help our local government agencies deliver on Daegu’s promise to improve our city’s economic structure and catalyze innovation. We aim to continue to develop citizen-centric digital services in an agile manner and adopt future-ready smarter technologies.”
Junho Lee, deputy lead, Korea Land & Housing Corporation (LH)
“The COMPAS project has played a key role in helping us successfully address urban issues in an efficient, flexible and timely manner. Red Hat’s solutions have enabled us to drive digital transformation and help futureproof not just our internal systems, but the living standards of our citizens as well. With our open model, we have set a new paradigm in the public-private collaboration model amongst government organizations, paving the way for the adoption of new and innovative technologies.”
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