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Key NVIDIA EGX Announcements @ MWC Los Angeles 2019!

Key NVIDIA EGX Announcements @ MWC Los Angeles 2019!

At MWC Los Angeles 2019, NVIDIA announced major partnerships on their EGX edge computing platform with Microsoft, Ericsson and Red Hat to accelerate AI, IoT and 5G at the Edge.

Catch the official NVIDIA EGX briefing on these new updates, and find out what it means for edge computing!

 

The Official NVIDIA EGX Briefing @ MWC Los Angeles 2019

Before the official announcement, NVIDIA gave us an exclusive briefing on their EGX edge computing platform. We are sharing it with you, so you can hear it directly from Justin Boitano, General Manager of NVIDIA’s Enterprise & Edge Computing division.

Here is a summary of what NVIDIA unveiled at MWC Los Angeles 2019 :

NVIDIA EGX Early Adopters

NVIDIA actually announced EGX at Computex Taipei in June 2019 – a combination of the NVIDIA CUDA-X software and NVIDIA-certified GPU servers and devices.

Now, they are announcing that Walmart, BMW, Proctor & Gamble, Samsung Electronics and ETT East have adopted the EGX platform, and so have the cities of San Francisco and Las Vegas.

  • Samsung Electronics — The Korean electronics giant is using AI at the edge for highly complex semiconductor design and manufacturing processes.
  • BMW — The German automaker is using intelligent video analytics in its South Carolina manufacturing facility to automate inspection. With EGX gathering data from multiple cameras and other sensors in inspection lines, BMW is helping ensure only the highest quality automobiles leave the factory floor.
  • NTT East — The Japanese telecom services giant is using EGX in its data centers to develop new AI-powered services in remote areas through its broadband access network. Using the EGX platform, NTT East will provide remote populations the computing power and connectivity required to build and deploy a wide range of AI applications at the edge.
  • Procter & Gamble — The world’s leading consumer goods company is working with NVIDIA to develop AI-enabled applications on top of the EGX platform for the inspection of products and packaging to help ensure they meet the highest safety and quality standards. P&G is using NVIDIA EGX to analyze thousands of hours of footage from inspection lines and immediately flag imperfections.
  • Las Vegas — The city is using EGX to capture vehicle and pedestrian data to ensure safer streets and expand economic opportunity. Las Vegas plans to use the data to autonomously manage signal timing and other operational capabilities.
  • San Francisco — The city’s Union Square Business Improvement District is using EGX to capture real-time pedestrian counts for local retailers, providing them a powerful business intelligence tool for engaging with their customers more effectively.

NVIDIA EGX Case Study : Walmart

Walmart is a pioneer user of EGX, deploying it in its Levittown, New York, Intelligent Retail Lab — a fully-operational grocery store where it’s exploring the ways AI can further improve in-store shopping experiences.

Using EGX’s advanced AI and edge capabilities, Walmart is able to compute in real time more than 1.6 terabytes of data generated each second, and can use AI to :

  • automatically alert associates to restock shelves,
  • open up new checkout lanes,
  • retrieve shopping carts, and
  • ensure product freshness in meat and produce departments.

NVIDIA EGX Partnership With Microsoft

NVIDIA announced a collaboration with Microsoft to enable the closer integration between Microsoft Azure and the NVIDIA EGX platform, to advance edge-to-cloud AI computing capabilities for their clients.

The NVIDIA Metropolis video analytics application framework, which runs on EGX, has been optimized to work with Microsoft’s Azure IoT Edge, Azure Machine Learning solutions and a new form factor of the Azure Data Box Edge appliance powered by NVIDIA T4 GPUs.

In addition, NVIDIA-certified off-the-shelf servers — optimised to run Azure IoT Edge and ML services — are now available from more than a dozen leading OEMs, including Dell, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Lenovo.

NVIDIA EGX Partnership With Ericsson

NVIDIA also announced that they are collaborating with Ericsson on developing virtualised RAN technologies.

Their ultimate goal is to commercialise those virtualised RAN technologies to deliver 5G networks with flexibility and shorter time-to-market for new services like augmented reality, virtual reality and gaming.

NVIDIA EGX Partnership With Red Hat

Finally, NVIDIA announced a collaboration with Red Hat to deliver software-defined 5G wireless infrastructure running on Red Hat OpenShift to the telecom industry.

Their customers will be able to use NVIDIA EGX and Red Hat OpenShift to deploy NVIDIA GPUs to accelerate AI, data science and machine learning at the edge.

The critical element enabling 5G providers to move to cloud-native infrastructure is NVIDIA Aerial. This software developer kit, also announced today, allows providers to build and deliver high-performance, software-defined 5G wireless RAN by delivering two essential advancements.

They are a low-latency data path directly from Mellanox network interface cards to GPU memory, and a 5G physical layer signal-processing engine that keeps all data within the GPU’s high-performance memory.

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NVIDIA EGX Presentation Slides From MWC Los Angeles 2019!

Here is the full set of NVIDIA EGX presentation slides from MWC Los Angeles 2019 for your perusal :

 

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Red Hat Partners Are Driving APAC Hybrid Cloud Adoption!

Red Hat just announced that their partners are driving a rising interest for hybrid cloud in the Asia Pacific region.

Here is everything you know about their update on the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Providers program!

 

Red Hat Partners Are Driving APAC Hybrid Cloud Adoption

At Red Hat Forum 2019, Red Hat revealed that there is a rising interest for hybrid cloud in Asia Pacific, driven by an increasing number of cloud and managed service providers joining the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Providers program.

The Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Providers program currently have over 300 cloud, system integrators and managed service providers in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, The Philippines and Vietnam.

Red Hat shared a list of some APAC cloud and managed service providers that have recently enrolled in the program :

  • 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 : BBC Co Ltd, i2ts Inc.
  • Korea : Codefarm
  • Singapore : Fujitsu Singapore
  • Thailand : Internet Thailand Public Company Limited
  • The Philippines : Micro-D International
  • Vietnam : Sao Bac Dau Telecom JS

These Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Providers can gain access and leverage Red Hat solutions like Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and Red Hat OpenStack Platform, to improve operational efficiency and flexibility, as well as expand their hybrid cloud and ISV solutions.

 

Red Hat Innovation Awards For HLB + Alliance Bank!

Red Hat also announced that the two winners for the Red Hat Innovation Awards 2019 :

  • Digital Transformation and IT Optimisation : Hong Leong Bank
  • Digital Transformation and Agile Integration : Alliance Bank

 

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Red Hat Ansible Making Automation Mainstream

At an exclusive event, Kingsley Wood and Richard Koh from Red Hat shared how organizations in the Asia Pacific region have begun to embrace automation as an essential component of digital transformation, adopting Red Hat Ansible as their automation solution.

 

Red Hat Ansible Making Automation Mainstream

An essential component of any enterprise’s digital transformation is automation. In Asia Pacific, there is increased interest in using automation to simplify menial tasks and reduce human errors. Driving that is the realisation that automation can drive revenue growth, enhance customer experience, improve productivity and manage risk.

Automation can streamline and greatly simplify workflow, which not only increases efficiency but also reduces errors. To achieve this, many enterprises deploy Red Hat Ansible.

Red Hat Ansible is an open source, agentless IT automation technology that can improve current processes, migrate applications for better optimization. It also provides a simple language to help facilitate DevOps practices across an organization.

According to Kingsley Wood, Director, Infrastructure Business Group, Red Hat Asia Pacific, key sectors in Malaysia that can reap the benefits of automation include the Financial Services Industry, Education and Telecommunication.

Speaking on a local customer, Richard Koh, Senior Director, Enterprise Sales and Strategic Business Development, Red Hat Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong (SEATH) shared that by deploying Red Hat Ansible, Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing platform, eliminated 40 percent of its downtime and increased its aggregate up-time to 99.99 percent.

Red Hat Ansible also enabled Grab to gain greater infrastructure scalability and stability, as well as simplified management for its growing engineering team.

Organizations that deploy Red Hat Ansible will be able to invest more time in their business and services, whilst leaving repetitive tasks to software. That is what automation is all about.

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Red Hat Q4FY2018 Global Revenue Announced!

KUALA LUMPUR, March 27, 2018 Red Hat today announced that the Red Hat Q4FY2018 global revenue is $772 million (approx. RM2.99 billion).The Asia Pacific region (APAC), of which Malaysia is part of contributed to this earnings as 17 percent of Red Hat’s total bookings came from the APAC region.

 

Red Hat Q4FY2018 Global Revenue & APAC Contribution

Damien Wong, Vice President and General Manager for Red Hat Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong (SEATH), shared that application development and emerging technologies saw an encouraging growth as it accounted for $173 million (approx. RM670 million) of the global Red Hat Q4FY2018 revenue.

Speaking on Malaysia’s journey towards advancing its Digital Economy, Damien shared that the Digital Economy is indeed critical to the country’s growth and success. In line with that, the policies and initiatives that are already in place today are encouraging the adoption of technology and fueling the country towards a more advanced and matured Digital Economy. By engaging with industry partners such as Red Hat, the transformation speed of the country’s economy can be spurred.

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Apart from that, Damien also elaborated on industry trends in Malaysia and the region that are a clear reflection of the steady rate of open source adoption.

These trends include continuous innovation as businesses realize that incremental innovation is just not enough anymore; strong spending for IT as Gartner predicts that Malaysia’s IT spending is set to increase by 5.7 percent to RM65.2 billion this year (2018), compared with RM61.6 billion last year; and upward mobile adoption as it creates unique markets and business models that cater to a new generation of consumers embracing a mobile-centric world.

In Malaysia, Red Hat has been helping numerous organizations to reduce IT costs and downtime and also innovate as well as modernize legacy IT infrastructures. Some of these organizations include Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM), Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), CTOS Data System Sdn. Bhd. and Grab (Southeast Asia).

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Red Hat Launches Open Innovation Labs in Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR, September 27, 2017 Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT) today announced the launch of its first Red Hat Open Innovation Labs in the Asia-Pacific region in Singapore

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Red Hat Launches Open Innovation Labs in Singapore

Red Hat Open Innovation Labs help customers integrate people, methodology, and technology to catalyze innovation and solve business challenges in an accelerated fashion by working collaboratively in an immersive, residency-oriented lab environment with Red Hat experts at the new physical lab in Singapore or in a pop-up lab at a customer’s site.

Through Red Hat Open Innovation Labs, IT teams work closely with Red Hat consultants, engineers and subject matter experts to modernize existing applications or create new ones with open source and DevOps. The typical Red Hat Open Innovation Labs residency lasts anywhere from 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 that underlie many open source communities.

As digital transformation reshapes industries, organizations of all sizes and across industries are rethinking their approach to innovation and how technology can help them compete more effectively. Red Hat Open Innovation Labs launched in 2016 based on customer interest in applying Red Hat’s vast open source expertise to help them solve these 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. In addition to its location in Singapore, Red Hat also has physical Red Hat Open Innovation Labs in Boston and London.

Core features of an Open Innovation Labs residency include:

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  • 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 authorized team members can work together from anywhere at any time. Development can happen at a customer’s site, in an Open Innovation Labs facility, or virtually.

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SSM Wins The 2017 Red Hat Innovation Award!

October 3, 2017 – According to Red Hat, the percentage of businesses with advanced digital transformation strategies and implementations will rise in the next few years. As rapid application development is a necessity now, open source is increasingly being seen as a default choice for organizations in Malaysia and the region, enabling them to keep up with the evolving technology landscape.

 

The 2017 Red Hat Forum

Speaking at the 2017 Red Hat Forum Media Briefing here, Damien Wong, Vice President and General Manager at Red Hat ASEAN shared that though every organization has its own unique set of needs and obstacles when it comes to their digital transformation journey, Red Hat has noted three common challenges amongst its customers across numerous industries.

The challenges that have been identified are determining a cloud strategy that complements the business; building and delivering new applications faster; and utilizing the technology that is currently in place whilst bringing it up to speed to meet the overall business needs.

 

SSM Wins The 2017 Red Hat Innovation Award!

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As organizations in Malaysia and the region have to build new applications to meet ever-evolving business demands, it is crucial for them to innovate continuously through rapid development and modern operations. In line with this, today, Red Hat named Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM) as the winner in Malaysia for the 2017 Red Hat Innovation Awards (APAC) for their outstanding and innovative usage of Red Hat solutions.

SSM recently embarked on a journey of developing a new and advanced gateway for the registration of companies and businesses in Malaysia. SSM now uses Red Hat’s Middleware solution, Red Hat JBoss Fuse to simplify and speed up the registration process by reducing manual registration handling with an automated online system.

By deploying Red Hat JBoss Fuse, SSM is now better positioned to meet current and future integration needs, and reduce manual touch points, automate processes, and connect assets for improved efficiency.

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Execute Disable Bit – The BIOS Optimization Guide

Execute Disable Bit

Common Options : Enabled, Disabled

 

Execute Disable Bit Quick Review

This BIOS feature is a toggle for the processor’s Execute Disable Bit option. In fact, the acronym XD is short for Execute Disable and is specific to Intel’s implementation. AMD’s implementation is called NX, short for No Execute.

When enabled, the processor prevents the execution of code in data-only memory pages. This provides some protection against buffer overflow attacks.

When disabled, the processor will not restrict code execution in any memory area. This makes the processor more vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks.

It is highly recommended that you enable this BIOS feature for increased protection against buffer overflow attacks.

However, please note that the Execute Disable Bit feature is a hardware feature present only in newer Intel processors. If your processor does not support Execute Disable Bit, then this BIOS feature will have no effect.

In addition, you must use an operating system that supports the Execute Disable Bit feature. Currently, that includes the following operating systems :

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, or later.
  • Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2, or later.
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, or later.
  • SUSE Linux 9.2, or later.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Update 3, or later.

Incidentally, some applications and device drivers attempt to execute code from the kernel stack for improved performance. This will cause a page-fault error if Execute Disable Bit is enabled. In such cases, you will need to disable this BIOS feature.

 

Execute Disable Bit Details

Buffer overflow attacks are a major threat to networked computers. For example, a worm may infect a computer and flood the processor with code, bringing the system down to a halt. The worm will also propagate throughout the network, paralyzing each and every system it infects.

Due to the prevalence of such attacks, Intel enhanced their processor architecture with a feature called Execute Disable Bit, which is designed to protect the computer against certain buffer overflow attacks. First released for the 64-bit Intel Itanium processor in 2001, this feature only appeared in Intel desktop and workstation processors from November 2004 onwards. Intel mobile processors with Execute Disable Bit only started shipping in February, 2005.

Processors that come with this feature can restrict memory areas in which application code can be executed. When paired with an operating system that supports the Execute Disable Bit feature, the processor adds a new attribute bit (the Execute Disable Bit) in the paging structures used for address translation.

If the Execute Disable Bit of a memory page is set to 1, that page can only be used to store data. It will not be used to store executable code. But if the Execute Disable Bit of a memory page is set to 0, that page can be used to store data or executable code.

The processor will henceforth check the Execute Disable Bit whenever it executes code. It will not execute code in a memory page with the Execute Disable Bit set to 1. Any attempt to execute code in such a protected memory page will result in a page-fault exception.

So, if a worm or virus inserts code into the buffer, the processor prevents the code from being executed and the attack fails. This also prevents the worm or virus from propagating to other computers on the network.

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This BIOS feature is a toggle for the processor’s Execute Disable Bit option. In fact, the acronym XD is short for Execute Disable and is specific to Intel’s implementation. AMD’s implementation is called NX, short for No Execute.

When enabled, the processor prevents the execution of code in data-only memory pages. This provides some protection against buffer overflow attacks.

When disabled, the processor will not restrict code execution in any memory area. This makes the processor more vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks.

It is highly recommended that you enable this BIOS feature for increased protection against buffer overflow attacks.

However, please note that the Execute Disable Bit feature is a hardware feature present only in newer Intel processors. If your processor does not support Execute Disable Bit, then this BIOS feature will have no effect.

In addition, you must use an operating system that supports the Execute Disable Bit feature. Currently, that includes the following operating systems :

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, or later.
  • Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2, or later.
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, or later.
  • SUSE Linux 9.2, or later.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Update 3, or later.

Incidentally, some applications and device drivers attempt to execute code from the kernel stack for improved performance. This will cause a page-fault error if Execute Disable Bit is enabled. In such cases, you will need to disable this BIOS feature.

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The 2017 Enterprise Mobility Survey by Red Hat Revealed

MALAYSIA, JULY 17 2017Red Hat, Inc. today announced the results of a survey on enterprise mobility adoption in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. The survey, conducted by IDC and commissioned by Red Hat, includes responses from 275 IT professionals across the three countries.

The survey results, detailed in the IDC InfoBrief – The Maturing Mobile Journey for Enterprises – ASEAN Perspectives, commissioned by Red Hat in February 2017, found that while a significant number of respondents claim to have a strategy in place around mobility, quite a few still struggle when it comes to processes, including execution. Furthermore, the survey also revealed that mobile-specific skills can be difficult to acquire and develop in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

 

Key Insights From The 2017 Enterprise Mobility Survey

1. Respondents in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia are moving beyond devices towards workflow mobility

Fifty-six (56) percent of survey respondents consider mobility strategic to their business, while 40 percent plan to focus on mobile application-related projects in the next 12 to 24 months.

Demand for mobile applications across the three countries is growing with legacy system integration being a priority
Seventy-six (76) percent of survey respondents either have budgets in place or plan to invest in mobile app projects within the next 24 months; 58 percent plan to deploy between one and five mobile apps within the next 24 months.

2. Survey respondents from Singapore view mobility as transformative

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Forty-four (44) percent of survey respondents from Singapore consider mobility a strategic business priority; 24 percent have already deployed more than 10 apps in their organization; and one-third believe they have a mature mobile IT organization that can consistently deliver solutions to support their businesses.

3. Acquiring the right skill set is viewed as a challenge across the region

Nearly 50 percent of survey respondents believe their organizations have minimal or contracted skills to support mobile projects—this challenge was noted by 60 percent of respondents from Malaysia.

The IDC InfoBrief concludes that in today’s increasingly digital era, having a clear mobility strategy is an essential for organizations. As organizations continue to expand their mobile-related projects, having the requisite mobile-specific skills internally is expected to become a necessity, as managing and supporting these projects will require dedicated resources. Investing in this competency can help enable successful mobile deployments.

 

View On The The 2017 Enterprise Mobility Survey

”Mobility presents an opportunity for organizations to revisit business processes and engage customers in new ways. Red Hat Mobile Application Platform is well-poised to support this strategy by providing an agile approach to developing enterprise mobile applications, enabling enterprises to meet their mobile requirements and turn their mobile-first strategy into reality.” – Damien Wong, vice president and general manager, ASEAN at Red Hat

“Enterprise mobility remains high on the boardroom agenda for business leaders across most of the Asia/Pacific region, as organizations move past the experimentation stage to treating mobility as a key driver for digital transformation. The coming years will be an inflection point for mobility in the region as more enterprises continue to mobilize their core business processes through apps and related services to help drive sustainable business value and better user experience.” – Avinav Trigunait, associate director for enterprise mobility research, IDC Asia/Pacific

 

The 2017 Enterprise Mobility Survey Methodology

On behalf of Red Hat, IDC interviewed 275 IT managers and above from organizations in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia with more than 500 staff and a dedicated IT team focused on mobile, identifying insights related to mobile enterprise application strategy, budgeting, technology consideration, and implementation challenges. Survey respondents represented several verticals, including financial services (including banking and insurance); manufacturing and construction; communications and media; trading; transportation and utilities.

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ASEAN Enterprises Adopting Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

KUALA LUMPUR, 17 MAY 2017 : Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT) today announced that enterprises in the ASEAN region have adopted Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform to enable faster application delivery.

Ranging from the telecommunications and financial services industries, organizations in ASEAN are deploying Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform to enable their developers to more quickly develop, host, and scale applications in cloud environments.

 

ASEAN Adoption Of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

The Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is the first and only container-centric, hybrid cloud solution built from Linux containers, Kubernetes, Project Atomic and OpenShift Origin upstream projects based on the trusted backbone of the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform provides a more secure, stable platform for container-based deployments without sacrificing current IT investments, allowing for mission-critical, traditional applications to coexist alongside new, cloud-native and container-based applications.

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In the ASEAN region, Red Hat has seen a stronger momentum for its container application platform, highlighted by several recent Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform deployments in markets like Singapore and Indonesia, including: Bank Tabungan Pensiunan Negara (BTPN) (Indonesia); CrimsonLogic (Singapore); Federal International Finance (Indonesia); Rutledge Global (Singapore) and XL Axiata (Indonesia).

Affirming its innovation in container-based and cloud-native application development, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform received the 2017 Cloud Technical Breakthrough award in February 2017.

A 2016 IDC study on The Business Value of Red Hat OpenShift, sponsored by Red Hat, found that OpenShift enables customers to respond to market requirements faster by delivering business-critical, microservices-based applications with DevOps processes. These benefits include 66% faster application delivery times, $1.29 million (approx. RM5.6 million) average annual benefits per 100 application developers per year, and 531% average ROI over five years.

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The Red Hat Mobile Application Platform Revealed!

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source solutions to major enterprises worldwide. But one thing people may not be aware of is that they also provide a mobile application platform. The Red Hat Mobile Application Platform is open source, of course, in keeping with the Red Hat philosophy.

Red Hat recently invited us to an exclusive media briefing event on the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform, hosted by Damien Wong (Vice President & General Manager of Red Hat ASEAN), and Gerald Khor (Head of Mobile Business Development, Red Hat Asia Pacific).

Find out what else is great about the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform (RHMAP), and why enterprises need to adopt such a platform to drive and maintain their mobility solutions.

 

Maturing Enterprise Mobility In The ASEAN Region

Damien Wong kicked off the event with an overview of a recent Red Hat-commissioned IDC study of the maturity of enterprise mobility strategies in three ASEAN countries – Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Here are some key takeaway points :

  • Only 1 in 3 Singaporean organisations have a vision and roadmap for mobility
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  • Banks are at the forefront of mobile adoption.
  • 2 in 5 banks align mobility with their organisation’s overall vision and goals.
  • The top 3 factors that influence enterprise mobility implementations are
    a) Improving customer experience
    b) Gaining competitive advantage
    c) Improving employee productivity
  • 76% of the organisations either have a budget in place, or intend to invest in mobile applications within the next 24 months

 

The Red Hat Mobile Application Platform Revealed!

Then Gerald Khor revealed the key advantages of the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform.

Here are some key takeaway points :

  • The Red Hat Mobile Application Platform allows for faster development. For example, a rail infrastructure company took just 8 hours to deploy a production-ready mobile app to thousands of field workers.
  • [adrotate banner=”4″]RHMAP is an agile infrastructure for integration and automation with mobile applications.
  • RHMAP allows multiple teams to collaborate on building and launching mobile solutions.
  • RHMAP also allows for easier management and updating of mobile apps that have been deployed.
  • Customers can build apps using the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform, or their toolkit of choice (BYOT).
  • The RHMAP also connects to backend systems using a range of common MBaaS (Mobile Backend as a Service) services.
  • The apps developed using the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform can be delivered via public or private app stores.

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SSM Uses Red Hat Technology To Modernize IT Infrastructure

Kuala Lumpur, 17 February 2017Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that it has been selected by SSM (Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia) to support the development of a new and advanced gateway for the registration of companies and businesses in Malaysia. Mesiniaga Berhad, a systems integrator with 35 years of experience, is the primary implementer for this initiative.

 

SSM Uses Red Hat Technology To Modernize IT Infrastructure

As Malaysia’s leading authority for the improvement of corporate governance, SSM helps promote compliance with business registration and corporate legislation through enforcement and monitoring activities. The new gateway is expected to simplify and speed up the registration process by reducing manual registration handling with an automated online system.

Implementing the new automated process involved replacing SSM’s existing Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) solution with Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat’s lightweight, flexible integration platform for connecting applications, data, and devices across the extended enterprise. JBoss Fuse is well suited to help SSM ease the burden and complexity of managing point-to-point integration. The platform is also expected to help SSM reduce its time-to-market for new services, which can be reused and offered to other customers, reducing the need for SSM to develop additional services for the same requirements.

In line with the implementation, SSM’s technical team is set to undergo Red Hat Training programs to enable them to be able to maximize the capabilities of the Red Hat solution that is being deployed. The training programs are also expected to contribute to the overall enhancement of the team’s technical expertise.

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Red Hat 2016 Year End & 2017 Outlook Commentary

by Damien Wong, Vice President and General Manager, Red Hat ASEAN

2016 proved to be an eventful year for Red Hat. As the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, Red Hat plays a key role in helping organizations around the world transform as open source becomes a de facto standard for innovation in IT. As a nod to the role we play, Red Hat was again named to Forbes’ list of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies” earlier this year.

Red Hat’s innovativeness was manifested in several ways this year. We advanced the company’s open hybrid cloud portfolio with key innovations in containers, OpenStack, virtualization, application development, cloud management, storage, and more. Underscoring this, we were also recently recognized as a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management and in The Forrester Wave Report for Hybrid Cloud Management Solutions and Mobile Infrastructure Services.

In open source, the ecosystem plays a key role in offering customers broader choice. We are pleased to share that Red Hat advanced collaboration with key industry leaders, including Ericsson, Google, and Microsoft this year.

Taking a look back, in 2016 and the year prior, we also saw local enterprises signing on for Red Hat’s Training and Certification programs to help their IT teams be well-prepared to tackle critical real-world scenarios. In addition, we also recognized a local customer, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) as the 2016 Red Hat Innovation Awards APAC winner for Malaysia. TNB was awarded for embarking on an IT transformation journey to modernize its IT environment that was previously based on proprietary UNIX systems, into a modern open source platform based on Red Hat solutions.

Aside from that, in 2016, we also witnessed many organizations in Malaysia being receptive to the idea of embarking on a digital transformation journey by using new ways of developing, delivering and integrating applications as a response to the digital disruption we are seeing across industries. Through digital transformation, organizations are meeting growing customer expectations for digital services, and moving to technology solutions – including open hybrid cloud solutions – that can help them improve business agility, flexibility and scalability.

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IDC also predicts that digital transformation in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) may attain macroeconomic scale over the next three to four years, changing the way enterprises operate and reshaping the global economy. According to IDC, by 2020 half of the A1000 (APAC 1000 enterprises) will see majority of their business depending on their ability to create digitally-enhanced products, services and experiences. 2017 is expected to be a defining year for digital transformation.

I am optimistic that in the coming year, many organizations will make moves in order to better compete in the digital economy. Knowing there is a need to transform, I believe many CIOs will develop a holistic digital strategy in the upcoming year. This should not only focus on IT infrastructure, but more so around the remodeling of their businesses to be more agile and innovative. In relation to this, open source technologies present an ideal approach in terms of flexibility, a reinvention of processes, faster innovation through ecosystem collaboration, and scalability.

Open source is fundamentally about being part of an ecosystem of IT leaders, advocates, developers, and partners who work together to build the future of IT. We believe that businesses in Malaysia will continue to see Red Hat as an enabler – delivering the speed, flexibility, and innovation that they need in order to thrive in the age of the customer.

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The Power Of Participation At Red Hat Forum 2016

Red Hat just held their 6th Red Hat Forum here in Kuala Lumpur on the 6th of October 2016. The theme at Red Hat Forum 2016 was “Power of Participation“, building on Red Hat’s vision of enterprises transforming themselves and/or creating new innovations by participating in and collaborating on open source software.

At an exclusive media event, Chris Wright and Damien Wong from Red Hat, as well as Frederic Giron of Forrester, gave us an overview of what was covered during Red Hat Forum 2016. Check it out!

Left to right : Frederic Giron (Forrester), Chris Wright (Red Hat) and Damien Wong (Red Hat)

 

The Red Hat Forum 2016 Media Briefing

Damien Wong, Vice President and General Manager of Red Hat ASEAN, kicked off the media briefing session with an overview of the Red Hat Forum, and the Red Hat Forum 2016 theme of the “Power of Participation“. He also announced the winners of the 2016 Red Hat Innovation Awards in the Asia Pacific region.

Next, Red Hat Vice President and Chief Technologist, Chris Wright, dove into how open source collaboration will help enterprises transform themselves to adapt to a fast, flexible future. A future where more services will be processed in the cloud, served on the Internet, and consumed on mobile devices.

Finally, Frederic Giron, Forrester Vice President and Research Director Serving CIOs, gave an overview of the Red Hat-commissioned ‘Open Source Drives Digital Innovation‘ survey of 450 CIOs in Asia Pacific.

 

Red Hat Q2 FY2017

Two weeks ago, Red Hat announced their financial results for the second quarter of the fiscal year 2017. Here are some key points :

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Revenue : Total revenue for the quarter was $600 million, up 19% in U.S. dollars year-over-year, or 18% measured in constant currency.

Operating Income : GAAP operating income for the quarter was $82 million, up 7% year-over-year. After adjusting for non-cash share-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible assets, and transaction costs related to business combinations, non-GAAP operating income for the second quarter was $137 million, up 11% year-over-year.

Net Income : GAAP net income for the quarter was $59 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, compared with $51 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. After adjusting for non-cash share-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible assets, transaction costs related to business combinations, and non-cash interest expense related to the debt discount, non-GAAP net income for the quarter was $101 million, or $0.55 per diluted share, as compared to $88 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter.

Cash : Operating cash flow was $97 million for the second quarter, a decrease of 21% on a year-over-year basis. Total cash, cash equivalents and investments as of August 31, 2016 was $2.0 billion after repurchasing approximately $127 million, or approximately 1.8 million shares, of common stock in the second quarter.

You can check out more details in the Red Hat Quarterly Fact Sheet for Q2 FY2017.

 

Red Hat Outlook Guidance

For the full FY2017 :

  • Revenue guidance is expected to be $2.415 billion to $2.435 billion in U.S. dollars.
  • GAAP operating margin is expected to be approximately 13.8% and non-GAAP operating margin is expected to be approximately 23.0%.
  • Fully-diluted GAAP earnings per share (EPS) is expected to be approximately $1.35 to $1.37 per share. Fully-diluted non-GAAP EPS is expected to be approximately $2.23 to $2.25 per share. Both GAAP and non-GAAP EPS assume a $1 million to $2 million per quarter forecast for other income. Both GAAP and non-GAAP EPS also assume an estimated annual effective tax rate of 27% before discrete tax items and 184 million fully-diluted shares outstanding.
  • Operating cash flow guidance range is expected to be approximately $800 million to $820 million.

For Q3 FY2017 :

  • Revenue guidance is $613 million to $623 million.
  • GAAP operating margin is expected to be approximately 13.4% and non-GAAP operating margin is expected to be approximately 23.3%.
  • Fully-diluted GAAP EPS is expected to be approximately $0.34 per share. Fully-diluted non-GAAP EPS is expected to be approximately $0.58 per share. Both GAAP and non-GAAP EPS assume a $1 million to $2 million forecast for other income. Both GAAP and non-GAAP EPS also assume an estimated annual effective tax rate of 27% before discrete tax items and 184 million fully-diluted shares outstanding.

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Gartner: Red Hat Visionary Leader In x86 Server Virtualization

Kuala Lumpur, 16 August 2016Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Visionaries” quadrant of the August 2016 x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure Magic Quadrant. With Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, companies around the world are building a foundation for future technologies while integrating with existing technologies with an open, scalable, and high-performance virtualization infrastructure.

Gartner’s Magic Quadrants are based on rigorous analysis of a vendor’s completeness of vision and ability to execute. According to Gartner, “About 80% of x86 server workloads are virtualized, but virtualization technologies are becoming more lightweight, supporting more workloads and agile development. Price, modernization and specific use cases are driving enterprises to deploy different, and often multiple, virtualization technologies.”

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is an open infrastructure and management platform for servers and workstations with robust security capabilities. It is built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) technologies, and enables customers to virtualize both traditional and cloud-native applications. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is the open alternative.

It offers a high-performing, fault-tolerant, and more secure platform for mission-critical, virtualized Linux and Windows environments. Red Hat reduces the cost and complexity of proprietary virtual machines (VM) through improved economics, interoperability, and agility of virtualization. Backed by Red Hat’s certified ecosystem of software and hardware partners, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization offers unparalleled performance, scale, and flexibility to support a broad range of critical workloads.

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