Red Hat names Avianca Holdings 'Innovator of the Year'

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT) said that Avianca Holdings, the oldest and one of the largest airlines in Latin America, has won the prestigious 2015 Red Hat Innovator of the Year award.

Avianca Holdings was recognized for the company´s innovative use of Red Hat´s middleware solutions. The organization implemented Red Hat´s middleware stack as its main integration layer across three data centers, supporting the airline´s core communication systems. For Avianca Holdings, Red Hat´s open source solutions are delivering ten times better performance than technology offered by other “traditional” software vendors they have tried.

Red Hat´s middleware solutions, including Red Hat JBoss Fuse, also provide Avianca Holdings with a scalable option that works well with the company´s other IT solutions — well-positioning the airline for future technology growth and innovation.

Named one of six finalists for Innovator of the Year by a panel of industry expert judges, Avianca Holdings was ultimately selected as the award winner by Red Hat Summit attendees and an online community of voters. In addition to Avianca Holdings, the finalists included American Product Distributors; CA Technologies; CBTS; Cisco IT; and FICO. The finalists represent a wide array of industries, including travel, ecommerce, technology, and analytics.

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