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Red Hat Outlines Vision to Help Enterprise IT Take ‘Mobile First’ From Hype to Reality

Strategy designed to give customers greater control, agility, and freedom of choice as they embark on new enterprise mobility initiatives

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Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced its vision to help organizations succeed in the mobile-first economy. Customers can take advantage of Red Hat’s experience and leadership in enterprise IT, and its portfolio of enterprise-grade open source technologies – including mobile capabilities from the recent acquisition of FeedHenry – to overcome their mobility challenges.

The mobile phenomenon has had a profound impact on the way we think and act and consume information in our daily lives. That impact is now rippling throughout enterprise IT as organizations come face-to-face with the reality of doing business in a new ‘mobile first’ world, where speed and agility must be prioritized without forsaking the stability of core IT. Our vision is to help enterprises evolve in a digital world and provide them with an open and flexible architecture and the technologies that accelerate this transition.

Craig Muzillasenior vice president, Application Platforms Business, Red Hat

Mobility is increasingly becoming a top priority for business as a means to drive innovation and streamline operational efficiency; however, it is also creating demand for faster and continuous development cycles that challenge traditional IT infrastructure and development methodologies. To become mobile-centric, enterprises must evolve in a way that supports both the agility of new mobile initiatives and stability of core IT.

In response, Red Hat is focusing its enterprise mobility vision on four areas: platform architecture, developer experience, technology integration, and collaboration in two-track IT environments.

  • Platform architecture: The public cloud or private Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)-based architecture of the Red Hat mobile platform facilitates agile development and DevOps processes, leverages RESTful APIs and microservices, and accelerates time-to-deployment to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO).
  • Developer experience: A developer-centric approach that embraces modern toolchains, collaboration, and continuous development and integration allows organizations to use existing IT skillsets for new mobile initiatives.
  • Technology integration: Simplified integration of the platform with other enterprise middleware components, based upon a common REST API architecture, captures and stores new data generated by connected devices to help unlock the value in existing systems of record.
  • Collaboration in two-track IT environments: Adopting a two-track IT approach, using mobile as the catalyst for building a “fast IT” organization, helps balance agility with stability and fosters greater collaboration and cooperation between the two tracks.

Since accelerating into the enterprise mobile market with the October 2014 acquisition of FeedHenry, a leading mobile enterprise application platform provider, Red Hat has achieved several notable milestones in its mobile journey, including:

  • Release of platform enhancements for mobile Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and collaboration.
  • Integration of the platform into Red Hat’s award-winning integrated development environment (IDE), JBoss Developer Studio.
  • Deployment of FeedHenry technology as a mobile service in OpenShift as part of Red Hat’s xPaaS strategy for cloud-based application development.
  • Customers in industries ranging from manufacturing and transportation to workforce management are using Red Hat mobile technologies to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and extend critical enterprise systems to mobile devices.
  • Recognition of the FeedHenry platform as the top Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS) in a sector analysis by GigaOM Research.

Red Hat plans to expand deployment options for the FeedHenry platform and roll out new integrations with the existing Red Hat middleware product portfolio, giving enterprises greater freedom of choice by extending its industry-leading capabilities across hybrid environments.

Supporting Quotes
Craig Muzilla, senior vice president, Application Platforms Business, Red Hat
“The mobile phenomenon has had a profound impact on the way we think and act and consume information in our daily lives. That impact is now rippling throughout enterprise IT as organizations come face-to-face with the reality of doing business in a new ‘mobile first’ world, where speed and agility must be prioritized without forsaking the stability of core IT. Our vision is to help enterprises evolve in a digital world and provide them with an open and flexible architecture and the technologies that accelerate this transition.”

Chris Marsh, principal analyst, Enterprise Mobile App Strategies, 451 Research
“51% of organizations recently surveyed are further increasing their mobile budgets this year. The enabling technologies are falling into place for companies to break out of the way they think about mobile from the silos in which it has traditionally resided, but the process needs to evolve to support this. Over the past year, it has become clearer that traditional waterfall development across the software lifecycle is ill-suited to mobile, and that agile methods are more applicable."

About Red Hat

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

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