Directorate General of Treasury and Bank BRI Honored as Red Hat Innovation Awards APAC 2018 Winners in Indonesia

Recognized for their strategic use of open source innovation


Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the winners of Red Hat Innovation Awards APAC 2018 for Indonesia. The Directorate General of Treasury under the Ministry of Finance for the Republic of Indonesia and PT. Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero), Tbk. (Bank BRI) were recognized at the Red Hat Forum Jakarta, Indonesia on Sept. 27, 2018, for their outstanding and innovative usage of Red Hat solutions.

Inspired by the theme of the Red Hat Forum APAC 2018, “Ideas Worth Exploring,” the Red Hat Innovation Awards APAC recognize organizations that are modernizing and optimizing their IT infrastructure using open source to be more efficient, flexible and agile. Winners were selected based on the business value and impact delivered by their Red Hat deployments.

Categories: Modern Application Development and Digital Transformation

Winner: Directorate General of Treasury under the Ministry of Finance for the Republic of Indonesia

The Directorate General of Treasury (DG of Treasury) is a government entity in Indonesia responsible for formulating and implementing the state’s treasury policies and technical standardizations. One of its applications, SAKTI (Financial Application System Level Institutions), is used for financial management and reporting purposes by the government, its ministries and military, and sees more than 7,100 total users. By 2020, DG of Treasury projects as many as 384,000 users - more than 54 times its current user base.

To better support this anticipated growth, the DG of Treasury migrated from JBoss AS 7.1, the upstream, community-based Java EE 6-compliant application server project to Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBoss EAP) for its enterprise support and SLA. The DG of Treasury also deployed Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform to help support the many instances of its application and Red Hat Satellite to help manage patching for its operating system. Today, the team is able to deploy and scale out quickly through the use of Linux containers, bringing about time saving, increased efficiency and faster time to serve its stakeholders.

The Modern Application Development category recognizes the organization’s overall performance in creating, maintaining, and deploying successful business applications through the use of agile methodologies.

Categories: Cloud Infrastructure and Digital Transformation

Winner: Bank BRI

Bank BRI is Indonesia’s oldest commercial bank and the largest by assets, loans and deposits. It focuses on Indonesian micro, small and medium enterprises, which Bank BRI believes represent the backbone of the Indonesian economy. Its vision is to become the most valuable bank in South East Asia and home to the best talent.

As an established bank, Bank BRI faced the challenge of carrying many legacy infrastructure that it found to be not suited for rapid changes required in the current competitive environment. To enhance its digital capabilities, Bank BRI looked to Red Hat for help in developing a hybrid cloud platform that can provide the business agility it requires. Using Red Hat Cloud Suite and support from Red Hat Consulting, Bank BRI is able to rapidly build and deploy applications with better time to market.

The Cloud Infrastructure category recognizes collaborative public, private or open hybrid cloud deployment. 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 11-stop Red Hat Forum APAC event series, winners for the Red Hat Innovation Awards APAC 2018 will be announced at each stop. Each event will recognize a maximum of two winning projects, with both enterprise and government organizations encouraged to participate.

Supporting Quotes:

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

“Open source is used by organizations across the Asia Pacific region to help address challenges in the digital age. The Red Hat Innovation Awards APAC celebrate organizations that have successfully transformed their IT infrastructure to address new customer demands, accelerate innovation, and drive business results. Congratulations to this year’s winners; we look forward to continuing to help enterprises innovate the open source way.”

Sudarto, Ph.D., director, Treasury Information Systems and Technology, Direktorat Sistem Informasi dan Teknologi Perbendaharaan, Ditjen Perbendaharaan, Kementerian Keuangan

“SAKTI is the first application that we have deployed on a container platform and many other divisions in the organization are eager to see the results of such a deployment. With the high expected growth in the use of the application, we are equally eager to see a successful first use. We are glad to have Red Hat as a partner on this journey and look forward to bringing more benefits to our stakeholders.”

Indra Utoyo, managing director, Information Technology and Operation, BRI

“With Red Hat Cloud Suite, Bank BRI gained agile and distinctive advantages for our internal and external services. We observed effectiveness and efficiency that we have never seen before. We also believe that with Red Hat Cloud Suite, we can tackle competition and be the leader in the digital banking competition.”

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