Amadeus deploys OpenShift as foundation for cloud-based infrastructure

Amadeus deploys OpenShift as foundation for cloud-based infrastructure

Amadeus has deployed an application platform by Red Hat as a foundation for its cloud-based application infrastructure.Amadeus Cloud Services will be built on OpenShift Enterprise.

The company wanted to update the platform that connects all of the stakeholders that use its technology, enabling them to access content and travel tools from a single source.

It said that many of its customers wanted a travel application that could run on-site locally, or be accessed through public, private or hybrid cloud platforms.

To meet these requests from more than 12,000 infrastructure devices, Amadeus’ IT teams assessed various open source solutions for infrastructure architecture and design and application containers, ultimately selecting OpenShift Enterprise to begin creating and running a private cloud-based application, designed to meet specific customer demands.

Amadeus then selected OpenShift to build the Amadeus Cloud Services solution that they plan to gradually roll out.As part of the project, Amadeus is increasing the availability of its platform. Once fully deployed, Amadeus also expects Amadeus Cloud Services to further streamline operations through automation, while reducing the time to market for new services.

Dietmar Fauser, vice president for architecture, quality and governance at Amadeus, said: “We want to continue to get much closer to our customers from a technological standpoint; to deliver applications more quickly, and to provide a much more flexible platform that can adapt to change easily and can accommodate different business models in the process.

“Although we are still in the early stages of deployment, we have seen already that the flexibility of the OpenShift platform and the support we have received from Red Hat has allowed us to begin to take our application to the next level and expand it to a wider customer base.”

Ashesh Badani, vice president and general manager for OpenShift Red Hat, said: “We are excited to see that the powerful scaling and automation capabilities of OpenShift Enterprise allows Amadeus to reach a larger and wider variety of customers with specific demands, while allowing them to maintain their platform’s original structure.

“Amadeus’ deployment requirements spanning so many infrastructure devices truly shows the benefits offered by OpenShift Enterprise’s flexible container orchestration capabilities.”

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