Red Hat Honors GovTech and NTU with 2016 Red Hat Innovation Award APAC
Adoption of Red Hat open source technology celebrated at annual Red Hat Forum
SINGAPORE, Oct. 19, 2016 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, announced that the newly formed Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) were named the 2016 Red Hat Innovation Awards APAC winners for Singapore. The awards were presented at the Red Hat Forum Singapore on the 29th September, 2016.
GovTech developed a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution for the government of Singapore using Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. The innovative use of open cloud technology enables government agencies to quickly develop, host and scale applications. Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform not only helps in accelerating innovation but also helps GovTech to create and deploy applications with speed and consistency.
Ranked 13th globally and 1st amongst the world’s best young universities, NTU Singapore has in recent years positioned itself firmly at the forefront of strategic research in Singapore, helping to fuel Singapore's drive for research and innovation. NTU’s Smart Mobility Test Bed (SMTB) project with system and infrastructure support from the NTU’s High Performance Computing Centre aims to build cutting edge Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) that enhance public transportation services and commuter safety, pushing new frontiers in technology.
The SMART Mobility initiative is one of NTU's more visible and strategic projects to improve future living. A highly flexible and versatile cloud infrastructure helps handle the dynamism of the application. NTU reached out to Red Hat to help it create a highly scalable and modular, container-based platform to increase its infrastructure and operational efficiency. Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform were selected to deploy SMTB V2x applications in any device, any time and anywhere.
Since the inception of the Red Hat Innovation Awards APAC in 2011, Red Hat Asia Pacific has seen advancement and leadership in open source among its partners and customers. Past winners epitomize creativity, unique problem-solving and innovative uses of Red Hat technology. This year’s Red Hat Innovation Awards APAC winners stand out for their outstanding integration of Red Hat solutions, and how they are using open source to address challenges and transform and modernize their organizations’ information technology to help accelerate innovation and agility.
The nominees represented some of the region’s leading industries, including infrastructure, banking and finance, telecommunications, manufacturing, insurance, shipping from both private and public sectors. A minimum of one winning project was selected from each country in Red Hat's APAC region.
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