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Swiss Federal Railways Drives Cloud Migration With Red Hat

Red Hat Consulting helps rail company move mission-critical applications to new cloud environment with Red Hat AMQ Streams
E3 Magazine
August 14, 2023
This text has been automatically translated from German to English.

Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions, today announced a collaboration with Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) to complete a major IT migration project. Using Red Hat AMQ Streams, Red Hat Consulting helped move Apache Kafka services to SBB's new cloud environment with minimal impact on uptime. During the Covid 19 pandemic, cost pressures increased. As a result, SBB's IT team decided to move workloads to another cloud environment to increase flexibility and reduce costs.

SBB's IT department was tasked with completing this project within a short timeframe. While a significant portion of the application services were successfully migrated as planned, the move of infrastructure such as Apache Kafka was delayed. SBB turned to Red Hat to help overcome the technical difficulties during the migration. Despite a tight schedule, a short learning curve for teams, and the steady growth of SBB's Kafka data platform during the migration, the SBB Kafka team and Red Hat Consulting were able to successfully migrate 57 applications on time, including customer service tools, enterprise backend systems, and capacity planning. During the process, operations of the rapidly growing data platform were not interrupted. business-critical services for SBB, continued to run with minimal downtime.

"With the rising costs that rail companies have increasingly felt since the pandemic, building agile and interoperable cloud platforms has become essential to get the most out of technology investments. Red Hat's expertise in open communications, agile and DevOps practices has helped SBB efficiently transition to a more flexible cloud environment."

Richard Zobrist, Country Manager Switzerland, Red Hat

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