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Enterprises in Germany and Austria Speed Innovation and Business Transformation with Red Hat’s Container-based Solutions

Red Hat Openshift Container Platform enables enterprises to more quickly develop, host and scale applications in cloud environments


Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that organisations in Austria and Germany have adopted Red Hat’s container-based, cloud-native solutions to deliver value to the business and to users. Organisations across industries from telecommunications to automotive to financial services have deployed Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform to empower their developers to more rapidly create, host and scale applications across hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

Austrian companies like eww ITandTEL and Porsche Informatik are looking to innovate faster as digital transformation increases across industries, challenging them to cut development times and roll out new applications and services faster. We’re proud to be supporting them along the way to enable success.

Udo Urbantschitscharea manager Austria, Red Hat

According to a 2016 IDC study¹ sponsored by Red Hat, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform can enable customers to respond to market requirements faster by delivering business-critical, microservices-based applications with DevOps processes. The study found that these benefits can include 66 percent faster application delivery times, $1.29 million average annual benefits per 100 application developers per year, and 531 percent average five-year return on investment (ROI).

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is the industry’s first and only container-centric, hybrid cloud solution built from Linux containers, Kubernetes, Project Atomic and OpenShift Origin community projects, and based on the trusted backbone of the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform can provide a more secure, stable platform for container-based deployments without sacrificing current IT investments, enabling mission-critical, traditional applications to coexist alongside new, cloud-native and container-based applications.

Organisations in Germany and Austria across industries including automotive, travel, and telecommunications are taking advantage of Red Hat’s container-based solutions to enable cloud-native success. Some of these deployments include:

BMW Group, the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles, has deployed Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform to support its delivery of business applications and services. Almost all cars the BMW Group ships are delivered with BMW ConnectedDrive, the company’s digital product that connects the driver and vehicle with a range of services and apps that provide the driver with vehicle-related information, assistance and entertainment. BMW ConnectedDrive is subject to large fluctuations in service requests, depending on the time of day, weather conditions, traffic incidents and other factors. After the decomposition of traditional applications into microservices running on containers, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform enables the BMW Group to do point scaling to adjust loads to peaks and troughs in demand and to deliver the continuous service that today’s consumers expect.

Miles & More GmbH, operator of Europe's leading frequent flyer and awards program, uses Red Hat’s container and cloud technologies to deliver a scalable and automated Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environment. Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform provides a more secure and stable platform for container-based deployments. Initial evaluations by the company indicate that the time-to-market for its services has improved by 15 percent and a new microservice can be developed much faster and transferred to the live system without interrupting the system.

Austrian telecommunications service provider eww ITandTEL deploys Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, which offers the company a reliable, open standards-based foundation for provisioning, managing, and scaling its container applications in on-premise environments. eww ITandTEL used Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform as the basis for its new PaaS environment, which allows for quicker application development and deployment to supplement an existing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) environment for customers.

Additionally, a range of organisations will be showcasing their success and business transformation initiatives at Red Hat Forum in Vienna on 24 October, including Porsche Informatik, which develops automotive trade software, and Allianz.

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche Holding Salzburg, Porsche Informatik has been developing software solutions for the automotive trade for 50 years. Since March 2011, Porsche Informatik has also been contributing its decades of IT know-how to the Volkswagen Group. In order to keep up with the pace of change in the automotive industry and help bring the advantages of new solutions to customer faster, Porsche Informatik relies on modularisation and cloud technologies. Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform as a private cloud solution forms the basis for this. In its presentation at Forum, Porsche Informatik will showcase how Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is helping it transform its business, and also shed light on the challenges of integrating cloud technologies into an existing IT landscape.

Delegates of the Red Hat Forum, entitled "Driving innovation in your digital world," will also hear from Red Hat partners such as Cloudwerkstatt and ConSol GmbH, for insights on how cloud technologies, agile processes, microservices and containers are impacting IT transformation. Delegates can also look forward to keynotes from Red Hat executives such as Werner Knoblich, senior vice president and general manager EMEA, and Lars Herrmann, general manager integrated solutions and container strategy at Red Hat.

Supporting Quotes

Udo Urbantschitsch, area manager Austria, Red Hat
"Austrian companies like eww ITandTEL and Porsche Informatik are looking to innovate faster as digital transformation increases across industries, challenging them to cut development times and roll out new applications and services faster. We’re proud to be supporting them along the way to enable success."

Werner Knoblich, senior vice president and general manager, EMEA, Red Hat
"Organisations in Germany and Austria recognise the power of open source to drive innovation. Diverse organisations are taking advantage of Red Hat’s container-based and cloud-native solutions, including Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, to speed application development, gain flexibility across hybrid and multi-cloud environments and embrace agile development practices like DevOps. This can enable them to evolve faster to realise business value sooner and meet customer needs more effectively."

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¹ IDC White Paper, sponsored by Red Hat, "The Business Value of Red Hat OpenShift," October 2016

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