Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the winners of the Red Hat Innovation Awards APAC 2018 for Korea. Doosan Information & Communications and Korea Electric Power Corporation were recognized at the Red Hat Forum Seoul on Nov. 6, 2018, for their outstanding and innovative usage of Red Hat solutions.
Inspired by the theme of the Red Hat Forum APAC 2018, "Ideas Worth Exploring," Red Hat Innovation Awards APAC recognize organizations that are modernizing and optimizing their IT infrastructure using open source to be more efficient, flexible and agile. Winners were selected based on the business value and impact delivered by their Red Hat deployments.
Category: Digital Transformation
Winner: Doosan Information & Communications
Doosan Information & Communications provides IT services for Doosan affiliates worldwide, including IT consulting and system integration, application system services, and IT infrastructure services. Doosan Information & Communications adopted Red Hat Ansible Tower to strengthen the management of its private IaaS platform which is used as the foundation of its hybrid cloud environment. Through the use of Red Hat Ansible Automation, Doosan Information & Communications simplified and automated its IT service management, leading to enhanced productivity.
Winner: Korea Electric Power Corporation
Korea Electric Power Corporation is an electric utility responsible for electricity generation, transmission and distribution, including overseas research, development, and sales. The electric power industry is transforming as digital technologies and renewable energy conversion take hold. To drive its digital transformation, the Korea Electric Power Corporation migrated its UNIX-based system infrastructure to Red Hat Enterprise Linux and deployed an IT infrastructure for its research work based on Red Hat technologies.
The Digital Transformation category recognizes organizations that have successfully addressed IT challenges and delivered business value to effectively compete as a digital enterprise.
As part of the 11-stop Red Hat Forum APAC event series, winners for the Red Hat Innovation Awards APAC 2018 will be announced at each stop. Each event will recognize a maximum of two winning projects, with both enterprise and government organizations encouraged to participate.
Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, senior vice president and general manager, APAC, Red Hat
"Open source is used by organizations across the Asia Pacific region to help address challenges in the digital age. The Red Hat Innovation Awards APAC celebrate organizations that have successfully transformed their IT infrastructure to address new customer demands, accelerate innovation, and drive business results. Congratulations to this year’s winners; we look forward to continuing to help enterprises innovate the open source way."
Chan Jun Yoon, deputy general manager, Doosan Information & Communications
"We are pleased to receive the Red Hat Innovation Awards APAC. Red Hat Ansible Tower has enabled us to implement new features to our system more quickly and to realize the potential of open source and its communities. With the adoption of Red Hat solution, we have enhanced the quality of our IT services and established a strong foundation for our cloud transition."
Jung Hwan Kim, System Strategy head of ICT Planning Department, Korea Electric Power Corporation
"It means a lot to us to receive the recognition from the Red Hat Innovation Awards APAC for our IT infrastructure deployment. With the various advantages of open source software and Red Hat technologies, we were able to enhance the system flexibility, spend expense more efficiently and run a stable service. With our ICT-based energy service, KEPCO plans to continue its research in sustainable energy conversion and digital transformation through more efficient data processing and analytics using our platform."
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