SoftBank chooses Red Hat to improve efficiency and reduce deployment times

Red Hat, Inc., the world´s provider of open source solutions, has announced that SoftBank Corp. has adopted Red Hat Ansible Tower to automate its network infrastructure and reduce operations dependent on manual efforts, the company said.

Headquartered in Tokyo, SoftBank is one of Japan´s largest telecommunications service providers. In 2015, the company adopted the slogan “Half & Twice” which aimed to reduce manual efforts and costs by half through the use of technologies and simultaneously double productivity and creativity. In 2016, they adopted the slogan “Smart & Fun!” to encourage employees to use the time saved through the use of technologies for innovative and creative activities to further the business.

As part of this initiative, the company looked to reduce manual efforts by automating the process of updating SSL certificates on load balancers used for server access of back-end of websites for the general public, in addition to in-house systems.

To automate the process of updating SSL Certificates and reduce work hours, SoftBank deployed Red Hat Ansible Tower, which has reduced the time required for updating from as much as two hours down to as little as 20 seconds. SoftBank has also been able to reduce work hours for updating by 99%.

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