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Red Hat launches Open Innovation Labs in Korea

Red Hat reinforces Red Hat’s commitment to accelerate innovation and digital transformation across the region

SEOUL, KOREA

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the launch of its first Red Hat Open Innovation Labs in Korea. Red Hat Open Innovation Labs help customers integrate people, methodology, and technology to catalyze innovation and solve business challenges in an accelerated fashion by working collaboratively in an immersive, lab environment with Red Hat experts or in a pop-up lab at a customer’s site.

We recognize their needs to fuel faster innovation and are excited to bring Red Hat Open Innovation Labs to Korea...

Damien Wongvice president and general manager for Asian Growth & Emerging Markets at Red Hat

Through Red Hat Open Innovation Labs, IT teams work closely with Red Hat consultants, engineers and subject matter experts to modernize existing applications or create new ones with open source and DevOps. The typical Red Hat Open Innovation Labs 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, organizations 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 vast 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. 

Below are the companies that have engaged with Red Hat Open Innovation Labs program:

  • Heritage Bank: Upscaled and trained Heritage Bank team and also created a prototype to accelerate the cutomers  ability to build software in a different way during 6 week Open Innovation Lab residency.
  • UNICEF: Supported advancing a platform that helps to optimize education system during the 8 week Open Innovation Lab residency. Adopted Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and Red Hat Ansible Automation.
  • National Stock Exchange of India (NSE): Supported NSE to modernize its E-IPO application and adopting a DevOps strategy.
  • Fukuoka Financial Group: Introduced agile methodology, including DevOps to enable the company to bring development capabilities in-house

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Damien Wong, vice president and general manager for Asian Growth & Emerging Markets at Red Hat 

"Businesses across Asia Pacific are innovating, while many companies are using digital technologies to create greater value and a better customer experience. We recognize their needs to fuel faster innovation and are excited to bring Red Hat Open Innovation Labs to Korea. 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. Through these engagements, we hope to benefit businesses with the best of open source tools and methods to help them achieve greater business outcome."

 

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