Red Hat, Inc., a global provider of open-source solutions, has announced that StarHub, a homegrown Singapore company that delivers world-class communications, entertainment and digital solutions, has selected the company to help develop its workforce under the Red Hat Training and Certification programme amid increased adoption of open source innovation.
As part of the programme, Red Hat provides specialized training for StarHub’s Integrated Network Engineering team on Red Hat OpenStack Platform, which is deployed across the company’s infrastructure. This includes keeping the engineers’ technical expertise up-to-date and sharing best practices in next-generation cloud-based platforms.
The Integrated Network Engineering team, led by StarHub’s chief technology officer Chong Siew Loong, designs and maintains robust, efficient, and scalable fixed and wireless networks for the delivery of quality services, content and solutions to all consumers and enterprises. The team has clinched multiple awards for demonstrating an ability to innovate and transform its infrastructure to meet customers’ needs. Most recently, the team was credited for delivering Singapore’s fastest and most consistent mobile network to customers.
With OpenStack-centric training and certification provided by Red Hat, StarHub’s engineers are better equipped to deliver solutions on Red Hat OpenStack Platform more quickly with less need for troubleshooting post-rollout. Red Hat’s hands-on training and lab-based approach to learning allows them to gain a comprehensive understanding of Red Hat tools and solutions. The programme also exposes them to unique and critical real-world scenarios by providing extensive training and knowledge of selected tools and solutions for different situations.
Chong Siew Loong, chief technology officer, StarHub, said, “Our networks can only be as good as the team managing them. This is why at StarHub, we invest in the development of our people to maintain the high levels of professional competency required to offer our customers the best network experience. Amid rapid technological advances, we work with renowned software companies like Red Hat to hone skills that are not only relevant today, but a catalyst for future innovation.”
Damien Wong, vice president, general manager, Asian Growth & Emerging Markets (GEMs), Red Hat, explained, “We are excited to work with StarHub and empower their teams with the skills and expertise to help build the next-generation of telco innovation with Red Hat OpenStack Platform. We hope our training and certification programme helps to deliver value in the form of support for business requirements and enables StarHub to deliver innovation alongside the quality of connectivity that their customers simply expect.”