Red Hat launches Open Innovation Labs in Asia-Pacific

Red Hat today announced the launch of its first Red Hat Open Innovation Labs in the Asia-Pacific region in Singapore.

The world’s leading provider of open source solutions helps customers integrate people, methodology, and technology to catalyse innovation and solve business challenges in an accelerated fashion.

IT teams work with Red Hat consultants, engineers and subject matter experts to modernise existing applications or create new ones through DevOps and open-sources.

According to Markets Insider, core features of an Open Innovation Labs include:

  • Solve legacy problems or entirely new challenges: Customers can take advantage of mentoring and technology to help their organization design and develop solutions to modernize legacy applications or take on entirely new challenges developing applications, architectures, and features for mobile, cloud, microservices, and more.
  • Work on real business problems from day one: Using Red Hat’s push button infrastructure and automated development environments, customers can quickly start development, resulting in quicker time to value and measurable outcomes.
  • Learn to work the open source way: Customers can collaborate with Red Hat experts and with the open source community on upstream projects using an agile-based methodology, open source tools, and best practices for application development.
  • Innovate anywhere: With a more secure cloud environment, any authorised team members can work together from anywhere at any time. Development can happen at customer’s site, in an Open Innovation Labs facility, or virtually.

Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, senior vice president and general manage at Red Hat Asia Pacific, said to Markets Insider: “Businesses across Asia Pacific are innovating, while many companies are using digital technologies to create greater value and a better customer experience.

“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.”

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 that underlie many open source communities.

Written by Leah Alger