TOKAI selects Red Hat for development and operations infrastructure

Red Hat announced that TOKAI Group has selected Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated as its development and operations infrastructure.
Red HatTOKAI Group has used the platform to integrate the disparate web applications built by its respective group companies.

TOKAI Group comprises 30 subsidiaries across a range of Japanese businesses, from energy to information and communication technologies to construction and real estate. TOKAI has elected to build a new development infrastructure based on Linux container technology to consolidate all of these applications and to drive shorter development cycles and accelerate production delivery.

It selected Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated, the enterprise Kubernetes platform delivered as a fully-managed public cloud service, to provide this infrastructure. Running on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud, Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated provides TOKAI Group with enhanced reliability.

Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated is based on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and offered as a managed service on leading public clouds, including AWS. OpenShift Dedicated enables organizations to use Red Hat’s enterprise Kubernetes platform as they would any other cloud service, helping IT teams to focus on delivering innovation rather than maintaining infrastructure.

The Group found it easier and more efficient to implement IT and application policies, like software security measures, across its diverse group companies. TOKAI Group has seen a reduction in the time it takes to prepare and disseminate the resources needed for building web applications on Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated, which now takes approximately one hour instead of five business days.

Red Hat has revealed there is an 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.

Gartner forecasts that the mature APAC market will spend $13.6 billion on public cloud services by the end of 2019, up from $11.7 billion in 2018. 75 percent of organizations worldwide are expected to have deployed a multi-cloud or hybrid cloud model by 2020.