Red hat enterprise linux | HCLTech

"With the SAP variant of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, we also gain access to a repository that ensures we have the right patches for the HANA platform."

Heini Kalt, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Hotelplan Group

"Modernizing antiquated RHEL OS is critical to the overall transformation journey, and will deliver across all business lines."

Kalyan Kumar, Chief Technology Officer and Head – Ecosystems at HCLTech

Why upgrade to RHEL8


While organizations across the globe undertake innovative digital transformation initiatives, many continue to run and maintain their legacy RHEL OS. Running outdated OS exposes organizations to a host of challenges in terms of security, additional cost for extended support add-ons, efficiency and does not allow them to realize the desired value from their digital implementations.

Organizations using the most updated RHEL report significant business benefits across most of their workloads.

Scaled down time spent for IT tasks by 25%

Reduced annual cost of software by 52%

Lowered costs due to unplanned downtime by 5%

RHEL 8 subscription includes Red Hat insights, which can be enabled in the RHEL environment and provides reports on potential issues in areas of security, performance, availability, stability risks and includes remediation guidance. It also includes enhanced security such as system-wide crypto policies and security profiles for hardened installs, support for hybrid cloud deployment, customizable container tools, streamlined business processes, improved consistency across environments, DevOps enablement, and extended support for enterprise applications and emerging technologies.

Migr8NXT: HCLTech offering to simplify RHEL migration and system modernization journey

HCLTech’s Migr8NXT ensures these risks are mitigated through its proprietary end-to-end migration framework for upgrading legacy RHEL OS to the latest RHEL version 8, while respecting all service SLAs.

End-to-end migration framework for upgrading your legacy RHEL OS to the most recent version

Ensures mitigation of all known risks & continued adherence to Service Level Agreements (SLAs)

Simplifies all complexities arising from dependencies, compatibility issues & skill requirements

Ensures zero disruption to business value chain

Automated tool-based approach for quick migration

HCLTech Migr8NXT’S phased approach

Discovery & assessment

  • Infrastructure analysis
  • Application analysis
  • Readiness and risk analysis

Planning & building

Planning Building
  • Strategic migration planning
  • Migration tools and framework
  • Migration implementation

Migration & signoff

Migration & Signoffs
  • Functional/ performance testing
  • Runbook update and handover
  • Knowledge transfer & project signoff

Why trust HCLTech to upgrade RHEL

HCLTech is a Global Advance Partner to Red Hat and a platinum business partner to IBM. The strategic alliances enable us to provide customers with authentic and certified products/solutions. In addition, HCLTech has a very strong partner ecosystem with all the hyperscalers and cloud service providers of the world which further strengthen our capability.

HCLTech has IPs and a focused Center of Excellence (CoE) for Red Hat Hybrid Cloud, Automation, Middleware, and Integration solutions to provide dedicated support to customers. As of today, HCLTech has 20,000+ IBM and Red Hat technology-trained subject matter experts to guide you across applications, infrastructure, data transformation, and engineering services. HCLTech and IBM Red Hat are now partners in co-innovation, with an OEM relationship focused on multi-cloud technology product engineering.

Migr8NXT brings the combined power of HCLTech’s delivery expertise and IBM's public cloud enterprise grade infrastructure to your enterprise OS.





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Customer success story

Enabling transformation to drive cost effective and efficient operations for Europe’s communications company

The client, a European communication giant was looking for the partner to help them consolidate datacenters, upgrade & migrate the workloads to Linux and redesign infra component to drive cost effective and efficient operations. HCLTech consolidated datacenters, improved virtualization and significantly reduced license, hardware, and maintenance cost.

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