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We are positive about more Indian CIOs adopting open source especially when many customers move from virtualization to cloud based infrastructures says Amit Kulkarni at Wysetek.

Open source technologies have now become popular with enterprises across verticals and across different sizes. In India too, CIOs and IT teams are now deploying solutions and services from vendors like Red Hat, Suse, OpenStack across their IT infra or in the cloud. Amit Kulkarni, Red Hat Specialist, Wysetek Systems Technologists talks on the open source technologies, key expectations from CIOs and focus by Wysetek.

What are the technology trends with respect to adoption of open source technologies in India?

Amit:A lot of medium and large enterprises across diverse industries including the BFSI, IT & ITES, PSU/ Govt and Pharma have adopted an Open Source Software IT Strategy. They have invested in Open Source software technologies for their core business usage. CIOs have invested in Open Source software technologies for their core business systems including ERP, Business software/ applications, multi-channel customer service applications/ portal, web servers, messaging servers etc.

When did Wysetek foray into Open Source solutions and which technology OEMs do you work with?

Wysetek started working with Enterprise Open Source solutions more than one year ago in mid of 2017. We now work closely with open source OEM vendors and we are advanced business partners for Red Hat, MongoDB, mySQL, SUSE and Alfresco.

Wysetek has skilled technical team across Red Hat Open Source software including Red Hat Enterprise Linux OS, Jboss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Platform.

Has Wysetek formed a separate team for open source and / or Red Hat? What have been the benefits till date?

Yes. Wysetek has a separate team for Open Source software which has helped us offer better value to our customers in offering them professional services (onsite and phone/ mail based) for implementing the software and assisting in maintaining the same.

We have invested and continue investing in the team and their vendor training and certifications to make them capable of deploying the open source technologies to the satisfaction of the customer.

How do you see cloud solutions from open source vendors like Red Hat adopted by Indian CIOs?

We are very positive about their adoption by Indian CIOs over a period of time especially when lot of customers move from virtualization to cloud based infrastructures. Red Hat offers Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure and Red Hat Cloud Suite as their bundled cloud offerings for the deployment on cloud.

The key offerings from Red Hat on focus for Wysetek in 2018 are Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat Jboss Application Platform, Red Hat Virtualization and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Which verticals have been early adopters for open source solutions for Wysetek?What are main expectations from Indian CIOs on their open source strategy?

BFSI, IT Service providers and PSU / Government have been early adopters for open source solutions for Wysetek as they see value in deploying Enterprise Open Source software in terms of better security, reliability and availability for their business critical applications.

CIOs and IT leaders expect Wysetek Systems Technologists to act as a consultant and guide to help them choose the right Open Source Technologies for their IT and / or business requirements.

We expect to have an approximate 10% share from Open Source solutions out of the total Wysetek turnover for this fiscal (2018- 2019).

CIOs have invested in Open Source software technologies for their core business systems including ERP, Business software/ applications, multi-channel customer service applications/ portal, web servers, messaging servers.Amit Kulkarni, Red Hat Specialist, Wysetek Systems Technologists
WYSETEK & OPEN SOURCE TECHNOLOGIES 1. Advanced business partners for Red Hat, MongoDB, mySQL, SUSE, Alfresco.2. KeyRed Hat offerings: Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat Jboss Application Platform, Red Hat Virtualization and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.3. Separate team for Open Source software that also offers professional services for implementing the software.4. BFSI, IT Service providers and PSU / Government are early adopters for open source solutions.