Gartner forecasts that the mature APAC market will spend US$13.6 billion on public cloud services by the end of 2019
An increasing number of cloud and managed services providers are joining the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Providers program in Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, The Philippines and Vietnam.
This shows that there is a rising interest for hybrid cloud in Asia Pacific (APAC), said Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions.
According to the company, more than 300 cloud, system integrator and managed service providers in Asia Pacific have enrolled in the program.
“As innovation and agility become essential to succeed in today’s competitive business environment, organizations in Asia Pacific have shown an increased interest in hybrid cloud,” said Andrew Habgood, senior director, cloud partners, Asia Pacific, Red Hat.
“To help them harness the full value of hybrid cloud, we are committed to empower our partners to offer solutions that provide a solid foundation for cloud-native strategies. Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Providers are able to deliver high-quality cloud services using the latest open source technologies and innovation,” he added.
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Gartner forecasts that the mature APAC market will spend US$13.6 billion on public cloud services by the end of 2019, up from the US$11.7 billion in 2018.
Moreover, 75 percent of organizations worldwide are expected to have deployed a multi-cloud or hybrid cloud model by 2020.
However, as cloud adoption gains interest in APAC, not every organization has the expertise or resources to build and maintain such an environment in-house.
Red Hat says its Certified Cloud and Service Provider program can help APAC solution providers fill that gap by offering open, cloud-based technologies that can scale and flexibly meet customers’ evolving business needs.
Certified Cloud and Service Providers can gain access to Red Hat solutions that not only offer a more secure, scalable platform for building public and private clouds, but also empower DevOps to develop, deploy and manage diverse applications seamlessly.
Some of such solutions are Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and Red Hat OpenStack Platform.