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SiliconANGLE - How this startup used open-source tech to deploy emergency room app

Since apps can be used on smartphones to do things like schedule appointments at restaurants or at the hairdresser, a physician in Switzerland wondered why we couldn't make appointments for emergency rooms as well. Dr. Dorothée Rhein Straub, founder of easiER AG, a startup based in Zurich, explained that when a patient is sick or injured, they are looking to be cared for as rapidly as possible without having to repeat the same information over many times to different people. Originally, Rhein Straub and Dr. André Baumgart, co-founder of easiER AG, presented the idea for an emergency room app to the hospital where they worked. The hospital told them there was no budget for it, so they decided to pursue it on their own. Baumgart was familiar with Red Hat and saw an article on the Open Innovation Labs, an intensive, highly focused residency with Red Hat experts. Rhein Straub and Baumgart built their case, and the combined team performed event storming and planned out what the app would do, step by step, in terms of user experience from both the patient's and the hospital's point of view. After three days, they came up with a minimum viable product. And within four to six weeks, they came out with a working app of smart devices.


Oak Ridge National Laboratory Delivers Accessible, Powerful Supercomputing Environment with
Red Hat OpenStack Platform

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), a multiprogram science and technology laboratory managed by the United States Department of Energy, is using Red Hat OpenStack Platform to deliver cloud services in its Compute And Data Environment for Science (CADES). The cloud operations at ORNL have been customized to offer self-serve, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) capabilities for ORNL's staff and is being progressively expanded with platform and analytics services specific to the research needs of the scientific staff. CADES uses the flexible, highly scalable power of Red Hat OpenStack Platform to extend the accessibility of ORNL's world-class supercomputing environment to a broader set of scientific research projects.


Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Taps Red Hat to Support Goal of Becoming Best Digital Airport

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Europe's third largest airport, is using Red Hat solutions to expand the range of services it offers passengers, supporting its goal of becoming the world's best digital airport. The airport is creating a hybrid, multi-cloud development platform based on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform deployed across Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its on-premise virtualized environment. Key to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol's digital strategy are the services it delivers via APIs, including its Flight API, which provides information for passengers such as gate, terminal and check-in time. With Red Hat JBoss Fuse-based API services in Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and Red Hat 3scale API Management, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol reports that it can create new APIs 50 percent faster.


International Airlines Group Picks Red Hat as Technology Partner to Power its Hybrid Cloud Platform

Leading airline group International Airlines Group (IAG) is using Red Hat solutions as the basis of its hybrid cloud platform, serving as a foundational element of its digital transformation initiatives. International Airlines Group was formed in 2011 following the merger of British Airways and Iberia and has since acquired Aer Lingus and Vueling. The Group's work with Red Hat started in 2003, with British Airways selecting Red Hat Enterprise Linux as its Linux-based platform to support core operational functions, including flight and passenger management. IAG has now expanded its use of Red Hat Virtualization to provide the server infrastructure for provisioning new Group-wide services, helping IAG improve business continuity for mission workloads at scale while also delivering the necessary agility for the Group to improve existing services and quickly bring new business applications to market. As part of IAG's plans to provide new cloud-based services, they have also selected Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat's integrated solution for building and managing an open, private Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud, as the basis for its OpenStack-based cloud.


Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Takes Digital Innovation into the Fast Lane with Major European Automaker

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 during journeys or allows them to remotely access the vehicle. 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.

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