DAB Pumps Modernizes Core IT Infrastructure with Red Hat Open Hybrid Cloud Technologies

DAB Pumps improves time to market by 60% while boosting employee productivity and enhancing the customer experience with Red Hat Integration and Red Hat OpenShift


Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that DAB Pumps, a leader in water handling and management technologies, is using Red Hat Integration and Red Hat OpenShift to modernize its IT infrastructure. This modernization effort fueled by open hybrid cloud technologies is intended to support business expansion, speed up internal processes and external services delivery and harness data in a more timely way for improved customer experiences.


With our unified platform based on Red Hat open hybrid cloud technologies, we are ready to meet whatever comes next.

Stefano Dalla Grana

Head of IT, DAB Pumps

DAB Pumps manufactures and markets technologies for handling and managing water. Producing more than 2.5 million items each year, DAB offers a range of solutions to help optimize energy consumption in residential and commercial applications, as well as irrigation systems for agriculture.

In 2020, DAB Pumps launched an extensive programme to transform its infrastructure in support of its business priorities. These include goals to double in size in five years and to drive faster innovation to enable it to differentiate against the competition. A key part of the programme was updating its integration architecture to improve communication between the company's various enterprise applications as a foundation for business expansion. DAB Pumps looked for an open, standards-based integration system that would provide freedom of choice to implement the best software for its needs at any given time.

The IT team at DAB Pumps used Red Hat Integration technologies, including Red Hat Runtimes, Red Hat Fuse, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat Data Grid and Red Hat AMQ, to integrate and accelerate data access for critical systems, such as product lifecycle management (PLM), customer relationship management (CRM) and business intelligence (BI). DAB Pumps is also preparing to move its systems to the cloud for greater resilience and scalability, and has chosen Red Hat OpenShift as a common platform to enable portability of workloads and greater consistency of performance and reliability across hybrid environments.

Using Red Hat OpenShift, the industry’s leading enterprise Kubernetes platform, DAB Pumps is moving from a monolithic environment to a microservices architecture. The manufacturer has started migrating its existing middleware to Red Hat OpenShift as well as developing cloud-native applications on the platform, some of which make use of the Kubernetes-native Java framework Quarkus for lower memory footprint. This all runs on the trusted backbone of the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

As a result, DAB Pumps’ IT team now has centralized management and visibility across its infrastructure. This makes it easier for the IT organization to monitor processes with reduced administration, improving productivity and helping to drive greater business value. DAB Pumps was able to take advantage of Red Hat's integrated componentes and built-in automation capabilities out-of-the box, enabling them to reduce development cycles and get applications to market in 60% less time than before. DAB Pumps can now make data from across its business, such as customers’ order history or factory machine usability, available in real-time to enterprise applications, which helps the company to operate more efficiently, streamline the user experience and innovate faster. For example, DAB Pumps can now provide web single sign-on and identity federation, so users only need to login once to access multiple business systems.

Supporting Quotes
Rodolfo Falcone, country manager Italy, Red Hat
"In an industry that is traditionally focused around physical goods, DAB Pumps is leading the way in using data to transform both its internal operations and its customer experience. Red Hat is pleased to provide DAB Pumps with open cloud-native platforms to help enable rapid development cycles, improved systems communication and greater collaboration between its teams. With the power of open hybrid cloud scale at its fingertips, DAB Pumps is well positioned to meet the needs of modern IT challenges as well as those still to come.”

Stefano Dalla Grana, head of IT, DAB Pumps
"DAB Pumps is focused on outshining the competition by delivering the best customer experience. To achieve this we need to know we can scale, and now with our unified platform based on Red Hat open hybrid cloud technologies we are ready to meet whatever comes next. As a result of our collaboration with Red Hat we can get new services and updates to market more than twice as quickly than before, in a more secure way and based on well-defined standards. Our newfound agility proved invaluable when the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to move our physical Milan Exhibition to an online product launch: as IT we were able to easily support the registration of attendees from all over the world in a few steps helping to provide a consistent digital event experience in compliance with international data regulations.”

Luciano Di Leonardo, web and application architect, DAB Pumps
"We have been able to move from a customized setup to a standards-based, centralized, and extremely flexible platform based on Red Hat OpenShift and complemented by our use of agile methods including DevOps. Red Hat Integration means all our systems can talk to each other in a standard way, with the result that we have been able to automate processes for efficiency, gain granular management where needed, and reduce the time we spend on infrastructure management so we can focus on innovation initiatives."

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