Open source solutions provider, Red Hat, will be hosting its annual Asia Pacific forums to address pain-points and share strategies with public sector agencies and businesses interested in open source. Red Hat customers, partners and executives will be sharing their experiences with open source technology at a series of events across 10 cities in the region, kicking off in Malaysia on 11 September.
Red Hat Inc. the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the extension of their cloud collaboration with Cisco in India. The combination of Red Hat’s open source solutions and Cisco® technology has delivered innovative solutions to customers, enabling them to achieve greater IT efficiencies and bringing them toward next-generation enterprise computing.
It can take up to 90 days to make new IT infrastructure available for a government agency. “With cloud, you don’t need days, just minutes,” Glenn West (pictured), Cloud Business Unit Manager, Asia Pacific, Red Hat told FutureGov. Governments need an open source cloud to deliver their digital public services with “speed and scalability”, West said. For example, a tax agency provides a portal for its citizens to file their taxes every year – the capabilities of this portal need to be able to expand rapidly as millions of citizens access the portal at the same time. “When you go from 100 users to the [whole] population instantaneously… you need [the portal] to scale up quickly,” he said.
Bambang Heru Tjahjono, Director General for ICT Applications of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Indonesia (KOMINFO) [pictured] was the guest of honour at the opening of Open Source technology company Red Hat’s new Indonesian office in Jakarta. “Customers in Indonesia have always been very supportive of open source solutions and we have seen increased interest from local customers,” said Damien Wong, senior director and general manager, ASEAN, Red Hat.
Red Hat Inc. has spent the past decade becoming one of the dominant commercial providers of the Linux operating system, but it is now looking to expand by exploiting opportunities in Indonesia, and in the field of cloud-computing systems. Red Hat Inc., which generated approximately 1.5 billion dollars in revenue last year, is expecting double digit revenue growth over the next year.
BANGALORE, INDIA: VMware, Inc., the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced the appointment of Arun Parameswaran to the post of managing director, VMware India. He succeeds T Srinivasan, who has decided to step down after five years with the company. Parameswaran leaves Red Hat India to take up his VMware post on April 24 and will be responsible for the company’s growing business interests in the region. He will report to Sanjay Mirchandani, VMware’s Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region, and will join the APJ Leadership Team.