Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 4 - Page 70

CASE STUDY tenant, Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud environment provided as a managed service by Red Hat. Schiphol also deployed OpenShift Container Platform in parallel in an Azure cloud. The OpenShift Dedicated cluster will eventually be handed over to Schiphol and changed to OpenShift Container Platform to support the airport’s multi-cloud strategy. During implementation, Schiphol engaged Red Hat Consulting to assist with building and deploying its OpenShift environment, particularly OpenShift Dedicated. The airport has now launched OpenShift Dedicated in production and is close to completing implementation of OpenShift Container Platform. Aalbers. “Without the combination of JBoss Fuse and OpenShift Container Platform, its creation would have taken twice as long. We want to build stable, sustainable solutions, but we need things to happen quickly. Our developers don’t have to wait for development or test environments now, so we can add greater business value quickly.” In addition, Red Hat 3scale API Management Platform simplifies and streamlines API management for faster deployment. “With 3scale API Management Platform, the learning curve is small and you can deploy APIs very quickly,” said Aalbers. would like to stay in control, but we want to let other teams make their own choices within that framework. Red Hat OpenShift helps us do so.” Vendor flexibility Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is a vendor-agnostic cloud offering. As a result, Schiphol can deploy solutions from other providers in its cloud environment whenever it needs and even move away from Red Hat to another vendor. “Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform supports our architects’ vision of hybrid cloud, with no cloud provider lock-in,” said Aalbers. Support our culture shift “Using Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated helped us speed the project. It was set up and ready to use in only 10 working days,” said Aalbers. “Red Hat helped us migrate our services into OpenShift Dedicated and maintains the day- to-day operations of OpenShift Container With the new OpenShift environment, the airport’s IT team is seeing a shift in processes and approaches towards greater agility, while still providing a stable infrastructure. Self-service capabilities help Schiphol’s teams USING RED HAT OPENSHIFT DEDICATED HELPED US SPEED THE PROJECT. IT WAS SET UP AND READY TO USE IN ONLY 10 WORKING DAYS. Platform. I’m very, very happy with the consultant that we had. He really made a significant difference.” Speeding and simplifying innovative services rapid development and deployment With the new platform, Schiphol can more quickly add new services. Connecting its on-premise environment to OpenShift Container Platform using JBoss Fuse lets the airport easily exchange data between its main systems and cloud APIs, such as the Flight API. In addition, by using its Airport Service Bus platform to infuse data into its JBoss Fuse-based API services in OpenShift Container Platform, the airport’s IT teams can develop new APIs 50% faster. “The operational Flight API took two weeks for three developers to create,” said 70 INTELLIGENTCIO work more efficiently. “The API platform and OpenShift Container Platform are perfect examples of tools that help IT quickly deliver business value,” said Aalbers. “They give us the opportunity to create a self-service platform for our colleagues and other business partners to deploy their own APIs, provision their own functional documentation and start their own development stacks in OpenShift.” As a result, Schiphol can more quickly work together to develop and deploy solutions to improve the customer experience for its passengers. “It’s not only about technology. To achieve your ambitions, you also have to look at changing your workforce and the way people are working,” said Garbis van Okburcht, IT Manager of Airport Operation Services at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. “We are shifting to working in agile, dedicated teams with a lot of autonomy. From an infrastructure perspective, we Supporting the journey to becoming the leading digital airport After its success with other Red Hat products, Schiphol plans to add Red Hat CloudForms to support its self-service model by providing unified visibility and control over its virtual infrastructures through a single management interface. In addition, the airport plans to migrate its main public website to OpenShift Container Platform. “We are confident that we can run our critical systems on OpenShift Container Platform,” said Aalbers. “Once we’ve completed the move to OpenShift Container Platform in our on-premise infrastructure, we will look at moving more components and interfaces to this environment.” By using OpenShift Container Platform, Schiphol has support for creating a hybrid, multi-cloud platform that spans its Microsoft Azure, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and local VMware environments, and can scale beyond its on-premise environment to take advantage of cloud resources when extra capacity is needed. With this innovative technology foundation, Schiphol has robust support for its goal of becoming the leading digital airport. “Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform has truly stolen my heart. It is innovative and lets us deploy quickly and