Asian Development Bank and Alliance Bank Accelerate their Journey to the Cloud with Red Hat Automation Solutions

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  • Automation projects help mitigate the complexity that these conditions produce and provide faster responses to changing business requirements
  • According to a 2020 Forrester report commissioned by Red Hat, automation is also an organisational necessity, three out of five respondents reported automation as one of their firms’ top initiatives

Red Hat, Inc has announced that Alliance Bank (Malaysia) and the Asian Development Bank (Philippines) have adopted Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform as its enterprise-grade, agentless automation platform in their journey to the cloud. According to a 2020 Forrester report commissioned by Red Hat, automation is also an organisational necessity, three out of five respondents reported automation as one of their firms’ top initiatives, even amid competing priorities like adoption of cloud, containers and security management.

It said that Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, together with Red Hat OpenShift, provides a powerful, scalable platform for this transformation. Automation projects help mitigate the complexity that these conditions produce and provide faster responses to changing business requirements. ADB and Alliance Bank are examples of financial services organizations in Southeast Asia that are deploying Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform to automate repetitive and manual tasks, orchestrate complex workflows, improve processes and offer agility to deploy applications faster with fewer human interventions.

Asian Development Bank (ADB) was looking into automation solutions that would improve operational efficiency and effectiveness by automating repetitive tasks. ADB uses a hybrid environment with workloads running on-prem virtualization platforms. They wanted to focus on the consistency of automation of on-premise, extending to the public cloud.

Alliance Bank wanted to automate manual tasks such as server configuration, patching and hardening in order to free up team bandwidth away from resource-heavy tasks. Starting with server hardening and patching, Alliance Bank then added disaster recovery (DR) automation to protect their core systems and build readiness as their hybrid cloud environment expanded.

Red Hat automated the DR process and created a playbook to make this process repeatable and scalable. This is resulting in better uptime of Alliance Bank’s applications when they run DR processes. The efficiency and speed offered by process automation also means the IT team can spend more time focusing on better customer experience and continued innovation.

 

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