Application development and IT operations teams can use Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform to create and deploy apps quickly and consistently. Developers can run different languages, frameworks, and databases on the same platform and easily take advantage of the Docker ecosystem.
These success stories illustrate how companies are taking advantage of the OpenShift capabilities.
1. Barclays Adopts an Agile DevOps Culture to Stay Competitive
Barclays is a global financial services provider based in London. Due to competition in the marketplace, Barclays needed to become a more responsive company, quickly delivering new products to respond to market demands.
Barclays started its transition by changing its development approach to bring technical and business teams together. The teams created a continuous development strategy and infrastructure. In addition, Barclays replaced its middleware with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.
Provisioning time has been reduced from weeks to hours, giving the IT staff more time to work on new projects. “Now, with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, we’re more agile. We can think of an idea, try it, fail, learn, and make adjustments. Culturally, that’s a big change,” said Simon Cashmore, head of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) middleware engineering at Barclays.
2. Macquarie Transforms its Digital Banking Experience for Customers
The Banking and Financial Services (BFS) Group, of global financial services provider Macquarie, offers a wide range of personal banking, wealth management, and business banking products and services. BFS wanted to significantly improve the digital banking tools used by its retail customers in Australia.
Macquarie evaluated several PaaS solutions, but chose Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, in large part due to its ability to integrate with other open source technology such as Docker and Google Kubernetes for resource management.
BFS’s customer experience now offers features new to Australia, including “search the way you speak” technology and the ability to tag and track transactions. According to Luis Ugina, Chief Digital Officer, Macquarie BFS, “Red Hat technology has helped us to work in a more efficient way, with speed and agility as the biggest outcomes. By continually using the platform, we expect huge benefits over the coming months and years. We’re just at the beginning of the journey.”
3. British Columbia Government Uses Open Source to Improve Services for Citizens
The government of British Columbia was getting complaints about the 4 to 6 month timeframe that was required to launch a project. Its datacenter infrastructure was slow and fragmented. They decided to establish the BC Developers’ Exchange to join with their vibrant tech industry.
Using open source tools such as GitHub and enterprise software from Red Hat, the province can support the BC Developer’s Exchange in a secure environment.
“The Developers’ Exchange removes a lot of the friction of getting experts in the private sector to help solve the business problems of government,” said Ian Bailey, assistant deputy minister of technology services for the Office of the Chief Information Officer. “Any developer can download our source code and start working on it, without any access challenges.”
As a result, a local software firm used the API in the highway camera project to develop a mobile app with additional features for use by residents of British Columbia.
4. LogistiCare Accelerates Flexibility and Speed of Business
Annually, LogistiCare manages more than 70 million non-emergency medical rides. Management wanted a reliable platform that would keep up with the company’s growth and complexity.
The organization implemented an infrastructure consisting of Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, and Ansible by Red Hat. “The beauty of Red Hat software is that it’s open. If we want to add new capabilities somewhere, we’re not locked in or limited in our ability to go to outside vendors,” said Michael Quintero, Enterprise Solutions Architect, LogistiCare.
LogistiCare is now able to get new features added much faster. They’ve also reduced their annual operating costs by approximately $6 million.
5. Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Takes Digital Innovation Into the Fast Lane With BMW Group
The BMW Group wanted a more flexible application infrastructure to provide more agile development and IT operations methodologies.
Using the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, the Group could provide a more secure and stable platform that allowed for container-based deployments. It also allows traditional applications to coexist alongside new, cloud-native and container-based applications.
The BMW Group can now choose the technology that most closely delivers on its needs at any moment in time. Ashesh Badanivice, president and general manager of OpenShift Red Hat said, “The BMW Group shows just how an organization can embrace agile methodologies and modern container technologies to deliver business value and an enhanced customer experience.”
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