Red Hat expands business in BD

Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, is going to expand its business in Bangladesh as the country is going through a massive digital transformation. 

The American multinational software company aims to strengthen the partner ecosystem and help enterprises accelerate their digital transformation across industries such as banking and finance services, telecommunications and government.  Senior officials of Red Hat India and South Asia shared their focus in the country at a press conference at The Westin Dhaka. 

The press conference was arranged by the Red Hat to brief the media on the sideline of the Red Hat Forum, a daylong technology event, said a press release. 

Neeraj Bhatia, director-partner, Alliances & Commercial Sales and Ameeta Roy, director- Solution Architecture and Palashendu Bhattacharya, head of sales– State Government & Commercial Business of Red Hat India and South Asia addressed the media. 

They highlighted examples of how open source can help companies facing digitization and business disruption, as well as how Red Hat has embraced rapid change and seeks to build better software through collaboration. 

Neeraj Bhatia said, “the open source can accelerate innovation in Bangladesh’s digital economy. Recent industry reports indicate that cloud computing adoption in Bangladesh has gained momen­tum in the last few years. 

Red Hat hopes to empower local businesses to innovate with open hybrid cloud solutions.  Ameeta Roy said, “Open Source has been a catalyst for digital disruption across the globe by allowing organizations to build an ecosystem that promotes faster innovation, enabling them to scale up, modify and add new features according to the changing trends and customer demands. 

Besides lower infrastructure and software costs, open source allows enterprises and developers to innovate in a scalable, open and flexible environment. 

It gives them architectural control unlike proprietary software. It enables enterprises and government to avoid vendor lock-in while leveraging their existing IT infrastructure and applications, which is imperative for building hybrid cloud”, she said. 

Palashendu Bhattacharya said, “Open Source solutions are core to innovation in areas like cloud computing, containers, mobile, artificial intelligence, machine learning and beyond. 100% of Fortune 500 companies in the airlines, commercial banks, telecom industries rely on Red Hat.”