Airport Authority Hong Kong Takes Off to Hybrid Cloud

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The Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is becoming cloud-ready.

While COVID-19 may have dampened travel enthusiasm, the airport is going ahead to create a Three-runway System by 2024 and roll out the Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. And it is looking to a hybrid cloud platform to meet the expected increase in operational demand.

As part of this effort, the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK), HKIA’s operator, inked an agreement with IBM Services to drive the hybrid cloud transformation. IBM will help the AAHK to discover the technical details and dependencies of more than 110 applications, analyze migration patterns and approaches, finalize target state architecture, conduct microservices, and execute cloud application migration and modernization.

The team will employ DevSecOps in the Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery Pipeline Design and Implementation.

“We are delighted that they will tap the industry expertise of IBM to accelerate their modernization journey and elevate their organization to new heights,” said Francis Ngai, general manager for IBM China/Hong Kong Limited.

HKIA’s hybrid cloud platform will be container-ready. IBM and Red Hat will jointly implement the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

Red Hat OpenShift provides the ability to build nearly any application for deployment anywhere across the hybrid cloud with consistency and flexibility,” said Peter Man, general manager for Red Hat Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau.

AAHK will also establish a new support center based on IBM managed services to manage the operation and maintenance of its hybrid cloud platform.

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