The Argentine government focused on fully transforming its infrastructure with open source tools, processes, and creating an open culture that will enable collaboration across agencies. They had already invested in Red Hat Openshift® and intended to build upon it with free community-based open source software. Their goal was to use containers to house their electronic document management system in the cloud. However, this solution proved to be more complex than they anticipated. Defining and setting up virtual machines was time-consuming, had unreasonable load times, and could not scale to accommodate the agency’s needs.
The Secretaría concluded that it was necessary to adopt a single provider to support their vision of a universal system that could handle the management and access of information and services to millions of people. They worked with Red Hat to evaluate options that strengthen their current use of Openshift as a foundation. On top of that, the Secretaría relied on Red Hat Consulting and its decades of open source expertise to help them navigate the intricacies of full digital transformation. The agency also invested in the future of their organization—and their IT teams—by taking advantage of Red Hat’s training and certification to add valuable skills that will aid them for years to come.
Together, Red Hat and the Secretaría devised a strategy that built upon the solid foundation already in place. The agency took advantage of the Red Hat Consulting team’s decades of digital transformation experience to review its current configuration and decided to upgrade to OpenShift Version 4. They also upgraded Red Hat virtualization, which enabled the IT team to define and install KPIs, automate monitoring, metrics, and debugging objects in OpenShift.
Red Hat Training’s comprehensive offerings also became invaluable to support and expand its IT teams’ knowledge and skills as they adopted these innovative solutions.
The result was the creation of a modular system that enabled Argentina’s decentralized agencies and local governments to manage their internal and public-facing systems with consistency and transparency from end to end.