Red Hat ‘Innovation Award’ for Centre for Railway Information Systems

नयी दिल्ली New Delhi: Red Hat Inc the provider of open source solutions, has announced at the eighth annual Red Hat Innovation Awards that the Centre for Railway Information Systems is the winner in the Infrastructure category.

The awards program recognizes customers, partners and communities for their outstanding use, innovation, and extension of Red Hat technology.

The panel of experts included Lee Congdon, CIO, Red Hat; Ashesh Badani, Vice President and General Manager, OpenShift, Red Hat; Carl Lehmann, Research Manager, Enterprise Architecture, Integration & Business Process Management, 451 Research; Laurent Lachal, Cloud Computing Research Lead, Ovum; Sean Michael Kerner, Senior Editor, eWEEK; and Fredric Paul, Blogger for Network World and contributor to CIO, IT World, InfoWorld, and other publications.

The Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) runs a journey planning application that is integrated with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporate (IRCTC)’s online internet ticketing system of Indian Railways. The current system serves travelers across the entire nation and with increasing site traffic, data processing challenges, such as a slow and often unresponsive booking system during peak times, were expected.

CRIS turned to Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform for reliability and scalability. Now, the internet ticketing system, along with enhancements to CRIS’ application, has reduced transaction response times and has processed a record high of more than 65,000 tickets during peak hours, noted a Red Hat release.

CRIS works with the Indian Railways to conceive prudent technology strategies and build new services in today’s dynamic digital environment.

The organization’s approach focuses on new ways of conducting business by combining IT innovation and adoption, while leveraging an organization’s current IT assets.

It is an autonomous organization that also provides IT applications for non-Railway Government and Public Sector organizations, the release added.