Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, shared that there is a rising interest for hybrid cloud in Asia Pacific (APAC), evident from the increasing number of cloud and managed services providers joining the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Providers program in Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, The Philippines and Vietnam.
The Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider program includes more than 300 cloud, system integrator and managed service providers in Asia Pacific —along with software developers and hardware manufacturers that use Red Hat products and technologies to host physical and virtual machines, set up private and public cloud environments, and provide managed application and container development services.
Some of the cloud and service providers in APAC that have recently enrolled in the program include:
- Australia: Bulletproof
- China: Shanghai DaoCloud Network; Shanghai Yungoal Infotech
- India: Cyfuture India Pvt. Ltd.; Netlabs Global IT Services Pvt Ltd.; GAVS Technologies, Kaar Technologies; Sensiple Software Solutions
- Japan: BCC Co, Ltd; i2ts, Inc
- Korea: Codefarm
- Singapore: Fujitsu Singapore
- Thailand: Internet Thailand Public Company Limited
- The Philippines: Micro-D International
- Vietnam: Sao Bắc Đẩu Telecom JS
Gartner forecasts that the mature APAC market will spend US$13.6 billion on public cloud services by the end of 2019, up from the US$11.7 billion in 2018. Moreover, 75 percent of organizations worldwide are expected to have deployed a multi-cloud or hybrid cloud model by 2020.
However, as cloud adoption gains interest in APAC, not every organization has the expertise or resources to build and maintain such an environment in-house.
The Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider program can help APAC solution providers fill that gap by offering open, cloud-based technologies that can scale and flexibly meet customers’ evolving business needs.
Certified Cloud and Service Providers can gain access to Red Hat solutions that not only offer a more secure, scalable platform for building public and private clouds, but also empower DevOps to develop, deploy, and manage diverse applications seamlessly.
Some of such solutions are Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and Red Hat OpenStack Platform. Providers can use those solutions to improve operational efficiency and flexibility, expand their hybrid cloud service offerings, and offer scalable and highly available third-party ISV applications on Red Hat technologies.
Andrew Habgood, senior director, cloud partners, Asia Pacific, Red Hat: “As innovation and agility become essential to succeed in today’s competitive business environment, organizations in Asia Pacific have shown an increased interest in hybrid cloud.
“To help them harness the full value of hybrid cloud, we are committed to empower our partners to offer solutions that provide a solid foundation for cloud-native strategies. Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Providers are able to deliver high-quality cloud services using the latest open source technologies and innovation.”
Ghassan Zalaf, head of Customer Enablement, Bulletproof: “Red Hat plays a pivotal role in enabling us to support our customers’ interest in multi-cloud. The Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider program empowers us to offer on-demand provisioning across both public and private cloud environments through tools like Red Hat CloudForms.
“Coupling that with the ongoing operational support provided by Red Hat and Rhipe our regional CCSP distribution partner, we can now more effectively and efficiently address our customers’ changing business needs and deliver a good customer experience.”