Red Hat solutions boost FICO’s business

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Red Hat said FICO, the predictive analytics and decision management software company, has deployed Red Hat software.

The implementation includes Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat CloudForms, and Red Hat Ceph Storage, as the basis of its cloud infrastructure.

Red Hat said its offerings have helped FICO to cut marketing time by 50 percent and costs by 30 percent compared to the previous deployments.

Red Hat also said it helped to transform FICO into a Software-as-Service (SaaS) company, driving added sales to new and existing customers in expanded markets.

“With Red Hat’s OpenStack on Cisco UCS and Ceph, we’ve been able to create an elastic scalable infrastructure that delivers all of the benefits of cloud,” said Nick Gerasimatos, Cloud Development Director, FICO.

FICO deployed Red Hat’s private PaaS offering OpenShift Enterprise to easily build analytic applications and run them in its cloud architecture. It reduced the time to value by up to 70 percent compared to its legacy software.

With OpenShift Enterprise, Red Hat said, FICO customers can create hybrid cloud solutions using the FICO Decision Management Platform and deploy those solutions both hosted and on-premises.

Recently, Red Hat signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ansible, a provider of IT automation solutions. The transaction is expected to close in October 2015, subject to customary closing conditions.

The company believes that Ansible’s automation capabilities, together with Red Hat’s existing management portfolio, will help users to cut the cost and complexity of deploying and managing both cloud-native and traditional applications across hybrid cloud environments.

Red Hat said the acquisition is expected to have no material impact to its revenue for the third and fourth quarters of its fiscal year ending February 29, 2016.

Few days ago, Red Hat announced that Verdipapirsentralen ASA  (VPS), Norway’s national Central Securities Depository, has deployed a private, on premise Platform-as-a-Service solution based on OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat.

Arya MM

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