Red Hat launches its first Open Innovation Labs in the Asia-Pacific region in Singapore. Red Hat Open Innovation Labs help customers integrate people, methodology and technology to promote innovation and solve business challenges quickly.
By allowing IT teams to work collaboratively with Red Hat consultants, engineers and subject matter experts, customers can modernise existing applications or create new ones with open source and DevOps. Customers can choose to work in an immersive, residency-oriented lab environment or in a pop-up lab at a customer’s site.
The typical Red Hat Open Innovation Labs residency lasts between one to three months and provides IT professionals with the technologies, methods, and skills to accelerate business initiatives. Through hands-on instruction, teams can also learn how to adopt agile development methodologies, DevOps practices, and get immediate and direct experience with the open principles and open culture.
The first Red Hat Open Innovation Labs launched in 2016 based on customer interest in applying Red Hat’s open source expertise to help them solve business and IT challenges. Red Hat Open Innovation Labs provides a prescriptive environment designed for customers to develop applications with speed, agility, scalability and increased security.
As part of the Red Hat Open Innovation Labs engagement, customers can use microservices, deploy them in containers, and deliver them using DevOps methodologies across physical, cloud and mobile environments to more quickly scale up or down on-demand and help meet new requirements.
Dirk-Peter (DP) van Leeuwen, senior vice president and general manager, Red Hat Asia Pacific: “Businesses across Asia Pacific are innovating, while many companies are using digital technologies to create greater value and a better customer experience. We recognise their needs to fuel faster innovation and are excited to bring Red Hat Open Innovation Labs to this region. The vision for Red Hat Open Innovation Labs is to introduce Red Hat’s unique DNA and the open source way of working to our customers in a residency-style, virtual or pop-up setting. Through these engagements, we hope to benefit businesses with the best of open source tools and methods to help them achieve greater business outcome.”
In addition to its location in Singapore, Red Hat also has physical Red Hat Open Innovation Labs in Boston and London.