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You're facing performance challenges and the need to migrate legacy services to a more modern system that offers automation and agility, what do you do? Some companies turn to Red Hat to help amp up their infrastructure and break down barriers to digital transformation, like Helvetia, Siemens, and Datacom. Let's take a look at how these companies improved their IT by working with Red Hat.
Increase efficiency with Red Hat Ansible Automation
Datacom is a IT-based service provider in Asia Pacific with more than 5,000 staff and a vision of designing, building, and running IT systems and processes that are aligned to its clients’ business goals. As a Red Hat Advanced Business Partner, Datacom provides solutions to its market across Red Hat's product lines.
Because Ansible was getting the attention of many Datacom customers, the company chose to focus on using Ansible as the orchestration glue for automation. Datacom constructed the platform which made it easily consumable while allowing customers to leverage the automation elements. Datacom is witnessing application developers use the infrastructure stack to deploy the apps on different technologies.
Joseph Tejal is Datacom’s Red Hat Certified Specialist in Ansible Automation based in Wellington. Tejal explained that it wasn’t by chance that Datacom standardized on Red Hat Ansible Automation.
"There was a lot of rigor put around our decision making," he said. "We needed to be able to use it in public cloud environments and across different platforms. It is recognized as an outstanding automation and orchestration language and platform among our customer base." Read the entire case study and learn more about how, and why, Datacom is working with Red Hat to deliver Ansible Automation and more to its customers.
Aiming for uptime: Helvetia bumps up uptime with OpenShift
Swiss insurance company Helvetia faced availability and performance challenges while running its customer-facing applications on legacy, on-premise hardware. To gain the agility needed to stay competitive, the company expanded its Red Hat application environment to a new public cloud solution based on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform running on Amazon Web Services (AWS). With this new environment, Helvetia reports more than 99.9% uptime for its services, reduced time to market from months to weeks, and built a path to reduce costs.
The company had used Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) to build Java applications running on-premise on its servers but needed to enhance its development capabilities to stay competitive in the increasingly crowded insurance market.
Helvetia sought to build an automated, cloud-first IT environment with greater responsiveness. The company chose Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, running in the public cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the foundation of this environment, along with Red Hat AMQ, Red Hat Satellite, and Red Hat Ansible Automation, with help from Red Hat Consulting. Read the entire case study to learn more about how Helvetia is solving its problems with help from Red Hat.
Replacing legacy automation with Ansible Automation
Siemens is a global technology company that focuses on electrification—from power generation, transmission, and distribution to smart grid solutions and the efficient application of electrical energy—as well as medical imaging and laboratory diagnostics. One of the important tools that Siemens uses is public key infrastructures (PKIs), a collection of processes and policies for creating, using, managing, and storing digital certificates and other secure communications components.
PKI technology is used by Siemens' 372,000 employees, as well as about 100,000 users from the company’s business partners, to protect access to sensitive information. Siemens uses PKI to encrypt everything from email to Internet of Things (IoT) communications.
The company now maintains two PKI environments for these different use cases. Additionally, communication between a greater variety of service teams is increasing. These changes have created additional complexity, particularly for configuration, increasing workloads for Siemens’ PKI team.
To support this growth in PKI use Siemens sought a more robust automation solution that would help its teams accommodate demand while reducing configuration complexity. Siemens chose to replace its legacy automation solution for its PKI environment with Red Hat Ansible Automation. This simple, agentless IT automation solution supports configuration management and other IT functions and automates repetitive tasks for complex deployments.
Red Hat Consulting worked with Siemens’ PKI team during a 2-day discovery workshop to draft a strategic project plan for automating its secure, Windows-based environment. Read the full case study of how Red Hat consultants worked on-site or remotely with the team to implement Ansible Automation with a continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) pipeline.
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