Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Omnitracs, LLC, the global pioneer of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, has delivered its Omnitracs One platform, the next-generation of fleet management innovation, on the foundation of Red Hat OpenShift. Using the industry’s leading enterprise Kubernetes platform along with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, Omnitracs One is a completely cloud-native offering and provides an enhanced user experience with a clear path towards future innovations.
The key result from our successful collaboration with Red Hat is how we now approach technology as well as people and processes.
The transportation industry is undergoing a digital revolution and Omnitracs engaged Red Hat as the partner to help accelerate its own transformation efforts. Omnitracs wanted to build upon proven, cloud-native technologies, but with the backing of enterprise-grade support and expertise. The company selected Red Hat based on its reputation for supporting flexible, open technologies in production environments, as well as its knowledge and leadership in enabling cloud-native innovation.
With Red Hat’s expertise and guidance, Omnitracs was able to effectively embrace a shift from on-premises development technologies to cloud-native services, improving overall operations and creating a more collaborative development process culture. Omnitracs One benefits commercial fleets of all sizes through a superior driver experience, a comprehensive library of third-party integrations, device independence and exchangeable data across operations.
The team also enhanced several capabilities, including:
Driving wholesale transformation across the Omnitracs One platform and the entire development process.
Improving the reliability, scalability and overall platform security of the Omnitracs One solution
Reducing development time to bring new features to market and more quickly address changing customer needs
Red Hat’s collaboration with Omnitracs extended beyond technology development, with Red Hat providing training and strategic guidance on product deployment through Red Hat Open Innovation Labs. The Red Hat team also trained the Omnitracs staff on the entire development process, teaching them how to use powerful cloud-based toolchains to create new applications for a cloud-native future.
Although the initial project is complete, Omnitracs and Red Hat are continuing their work together through various community initiatives, including a recent codefest to improve the Truckers Against Trafficking mobile application. Red Hat and Omnitracs plan to continue these initiatives in the future to further enhance the transportation industry through cloud-native solutions.
Ashesh Badani, senior vice president, Cloud Platforms, Red Hat
“Transformation is more than just changing how code is built or how a new product is delivered; rather true transformation stems from evolving an organization’s development process, from top to bottom, by building on the principles of open technologies, culture and principles. We’re pleased to have helped Omnitracs embrace this change through the expertise of Red Hat Open Innovation Labs and the adoption of cloud-native, fully open technologies like Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform.”
Kent Norton, chief technology officer, Omnitracs
“The key result from our successful collaboration with Red Hat is how we now approach technology as well as people and processes. We have re-engineered how we develop, test, secure and deploy software. This has enabled us to not only build and launch an innovative platform for fleet management, but it has also created substantial opportunities for future success with the tools and knowledge needed to address cloud-native demands.”
- About Red Hat
Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. Red Hat helps customers integrate new and existing IT applications, develop cloud-native applications, standardize on our industry-leading operating system, and automate, secure, and manage complex environments. Award-winning support, training, and consulting services make Red Hat a trusted adviser to the Fortune 500. As a strategic partner to cloud providers, system integrators, application vendors, customers, and open source communities, Red Hat can help organizations prepare for the digital future.
- Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: risks related to our pending merger with International Business Machines Corporation, the ability of the Company to compete effectively; the ability to deliver and stimulate demand for new products and technological innovations on a timely basis; delays or reductions in information technology spending; the integration of acquisitions and the ability to market successfully acquired technologies and products; risks related to errors or defects in our offerings and third-party products upon which our offerings depend; risks related to the security of our offerings and other data security vulnerabilities; fluctuations in exchange rates; changes in and a dependence on key personnel; the effects of industry consolidation; uncertainty and adverse results in litigation and related settlements; the inability to adequately protect Company intellectual property and the potential for infringement or breach of license claims of or relating to third party intellectual property; the ability to meet financial and operational challenges encountered in our international operations; and ineffective management of, and control over, the Company's growth and international operations, as well as other factors contained in our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (copies of which may be accessed through the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at www.sec.gov), including those found therein under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations". In addition to these factors, actual future performance, outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more general factors including (without limitation) general industry and market conditions and growth rates, economic and political conditions, governmental and public policy changes and the impact of natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company's views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company's views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.
Red Hat, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the Red Hat logo, JBoss, Ansible, Ceph, CloudForms, Gluster and OpenShift are trademarks or registered trademarks of Red Hat, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries. The OpenStack Word Mark is either a registered trademark/service mark or trademark/service mark of the OpenStack Foundation, in the United States and other countries, and is used with the OpenStack Foundation's permission. Red Hat is not affiliated with, endorsed or sponsored by the OpenStack Foundation, or the OpenStack community.