Red Hat Forges an Open Pathway to Digital Transformation for CorpFlex

CorpFlex reduces infrastructure costs, improves performance and
transforms process efficiency with Red Hat infrastructure migration

BOSTON – RED HAT SUMMIT–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#RedHatlt;/agt;–Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced that CorpFlex, a managed service provider in
Brazil, successfully used the Red
Hat infrastructure migration solution
to reduce the complexity of
its IT infrastructure and lower costs by 87% through its savings on
licensing fees. Delivered as a set of integrated technologies and
services, including Red
Hat Virtualization
and Red
Hat CloudForms
, the Red Hat infrastructure migration solution has
provided CorpFlex with the framework for a complete hybrid cloud
solution while helping the business improve its bottom line.

Founded in 1992, CorpFlex is a Brazilian managed services provider that
delivers customized IT solutions to its customers, from e-mail services
and cloud storage to managed firewalls and software-defined wide-area
networks (SD-WAN). The provider specializes in tailoring combinations of
services to commercial customers, helping to deliver value to end users
that goes beyond technical capabilities.

As a cloud services provider, CorpFlex was looking for new ways to drive
value for clients through technology-as-a-service options. To provide
more choices, scale and flexibility for its customized offerings,
CorpFlex knew that it had to embrace a hybrid cloud strategy, spanning
on-premise and cloud-based resources, but faced a roadblock in its
costly existing proprietary virtualization infrastructure. With more
than 3,000 virtual machines (VMs) supporting customer operations,
CorpFlex wanted to lower its operating costs without impacting services
and also gain an entry point to broader hybrid

CorpFlex considered its options for an alternative virtualization
solution and ultimately decided on Red Hat Virtualization. The Red Hat
infrastructure migration solution provided CorpFlex with consulting
expertise and supported tools to effectively migrate with minimal impact
and integrate Red Hat’s open virtualization technology into its

Red Hat Virtualization, built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the
Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) project, gives CorpFlex the ability
to virtualize resources, processes and applications with a stable
foundation for a cloud-native and containerized future. Benefits that
CorpFlex has seen from migrating to Red Hat Virtualization include:

  • More affordable virtualization: Red Hat Virtualization can
    offer a lower total cost of ownership year over year when compared to
    other virtualization solutions while providing an open solution that
    avoids vendor lock-in. For CorpFlex, Red Hat Virtualization resulted
    in savings of nearly 87 percent per virtual machine. With this
    reduction in cost, CorpFlex was able to transfer the budget it
    previously used for maintenance to innovation.
  • Improved performance: Meeting customer expectations is critical
    and CorpFlex found that Red Hat Virtualization ran with improved
    efficiency over its legacy infrastructure. The environment is also
    better integrated and more automated, resulting in standardized
    delivery with fewer errors. CorpFlex is able to deliver a higher level
    of availability, security and management to run customers’ critical
  • Enhanced collaboration: With the long-term goal of moving
    towards a complete hybrid cloud, CorpFlex was looking for a partner,
    not just a vendor, for support in its journey in open source
    technology. Leaning on the expertise of Red Hat Consulting during its
    migration, the provider is exploring additional opportunities to drive
    an open source stack and technology culture.
  • Extended automation: Using Red Hat CloudForms, CorpFlex’s IT
    administrators are able to more easily offer self-service capabilities
    via a consistent user experience for provisioning, managing, and
    compliance across VMs and private clouds.

By taking this step, CorpFlex has been able to enhance business growth
while maintaining competitive differentiation across its target markets.
CorpFlex is also looking to expand its embrace of open source
technologies and an open source culture internally.

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Supporting Quotes
Joe Fernandes, vice president, Cloud
Platforms Products at Red Hat

“Legacy virtualization
infrastructure can serve as a stumbling block to, rather than a catalyst
for, IT innovation. From licensing costs to closed vendor ecosystems,
these silos can hold organizations back from evolving to better meet
customer demand. We’re pleased to have helped CorpFlex adopt Red Hat
Virtualization through the Red Hat infrastructure migration solution,
providing them a clear entry point to open hybrid cloud infrastructure
and a catalyst for implementing a technology culture change.”

Diogo Santos, CTO, CorpFlex
“As our customers begin to
digitally transform, it’s critical that we are able to support them in
these initiatives and not be bogged down by poorly-performing and costly
legacy infrastructure. With Red Hat Virtualization, we’ve not only seen
cost-saving in terms of licensing per virtual machine but we’ve also
been able to enhance our own team’s performance through Red Hat’s
extensive expertise and training. We expect Red Hat Virtualization to
also help us build the foundation for future solutions, including
offering Red Hat OpenShift as-a-service, to meet our evolving customer

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