Case study

Life insurance company builds open source IT system


Huatai Life Insurance Co. Ltd., a Chinese life insurance company created by some of the country’s leading finance groups and enterprises, faced rapid growth but lacked an IT foundation that could adapt to changing demands. The company sought to adopt open source technologies to build autonomous IT systems, enhance system performance and development efficiency, and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO). Huatai Life’s teams worked closely with Red Hat Consulting to deploy Red Hat container and container-native storage as the foundation of its updated IT environment. As a result, the company has greatly improved its business agility and flexibility and gained freedom from costly vendor support lock-in.