‘White hat’ then, Red Hat now, from Manila

PhilippinesManila Times — “From white hat to Red Hat,” was the joke a senior executive of Red Hat quipped to Alessandro Perilli, after hearing excerpts from The Manila Times interview with him, to which Perilli answered back with a wink, and a seemingly knowing smile. In the vast world of technology, a “white hat” is an internet slang, which refers to an ethical computer hacker or a computer security expert who hacks with the intention of improving security systems.

‘White hat’ then, Red Hat now

Red Hat to boost APAC enterprises with its fifth annual forum

IndonesiaChannel World — Red Hat announced the details for the company’s annual Red Hat Forum in Asia Pacific. In its fifth year, the forum series kicks off in Jakarta, Indonesia, this September, with thousands of attendees anticipated across 11 cities in Asia Pacific.  The OpenStack technology market is expected to hit $3.3 billion by 2018, and was a key topic of discussion during June’s Red Hat Summit in Boston.


Why Singapore’s Yale-NUS College is using Red Hat technology

SingaporeThe new Yale-NUS College in Singapore wants students to have a liberal arts experience that stands out in the region. The IT team running the college’s systems need to find novel ways to enable new digital solutions. Here’s why the colleges is working with open source provider Red Hat to find the solutions. Yale-NUS wants to minimise wastage and increase flexibility, and run as a “lean institution”, Darwin Gosal, Senior Manager for IT Infrastructure and Services, told FutureGov.


How this Australian university turned IT management around with Red Hat

AustraliaThe University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) in Australia used Red Hat’s cloud-based app development and hosting platform OpenShift, resulting in shorter time taken to deploy web applications and less day-to-day management for the university’s IT team. The platform improved students’ experience by shortening the time taken to develop applications so they could focus on their course content, instead of dealing with IT complexities.


How your online public services can perform under stress – Red Hat

APACA government launches a new portal for people to get their social security benefits, but it’s not able to cope with the sheer number of people trying access it at the same time, and crashes. What can governments do to prevent such disappointment with public services? Red Hat explains. Cloud technologies can give governments the flexibility to keep up with the rising expectations citizens have of them, believes Bryan Che, General Manager, Cloud Product Strategy for Red Hat. “If I become wildly successful because a lot of users coming in, I can scale up to meet my demand,” he said.


Singapore students win smart city challenge by infocomm agency and Red Hat

Students from Singapore Polytechnic have won a regional challenge by the Singapore Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) and Red Hat this week with a smart energy consumption application. The Red Hat Challenge@Labs encouraged students to create smart home solutions using open source technology to address real challenges faced by people.


Red Hat and Wipro extend collaboration for open hybrid cloud

BANGALORE, INDIA: Wipro Ltd. and Red Hat announce the global expansion of their alliance to accelerate the deployment of open hybrid cloud solutions. As part of the expanded collaboration, Red Hat and Wipro will work together to develop and deliver enterprise-grade cloud solutions to the market, and will also jointly deliver next-generation DevOps solutions for continuous integration and testing.


Red Hat India appoints Rajesh Rege as managing director

NEW DELHI: Enterprise open source solutions provider Red Hat India today appointed Rajesh Rege as its managing director.  Rajesh will work closely with all business units to advance the open source benefits of cloud IT to meet customer needs in India, the company said in a statement.  Commenting on this appointment, Red Hat Asia Pacific senior vice president and general manager Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen said: “Rajesh’s appointment will further add to the value of the Red Hat man ..


China’s Inspur Forms Linux Partnership With Red Hat

Chinese technology company Inspur and American open source manufacturer Red Hat have reached a strategic deal to combine Red Hat’s latest-generation enterprise operating system Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 with Inspur’s X86 platform products. According to the agreement, Inspur and Red Hat will become OEM partners. The OEM partner designation is the highest partner rank for Red Hat and Inspur will enjoy the best prices and the highest priority technical support. Other financial terms of the deal were not released.


Red Hat Launches Asia Pacific Forum To Answer Open Source Questions

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 and Cisco Extend Cloud Collaboration in India

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 Looking to Expand Into Indonesia and Cloud-Computing

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.


Arun Kumar Parameswaran is new MD of VMware India

TAG indexBANGALORE, 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.