red has open innovation lab in London starts officially with a . Here, companies should receive support, who want to solve a business problem with an application or with new apps customer reach. Offers for more than a year Red has this concept in the United States. Now, this initiative goes to Europe with the opening of the London hubs.
the idea behind it is, enterprise developers and business managers work with red has experts with a different focus to develop solutions to problem. It development and DevOps should be brought above all the way open source closer the teams.
companies which make use of this service, get also a “click-Start” in addition to the consulting services of red has experts-environment, tools, databases, cloud services and technologies of red has to be selected with a few clicks. At the same time, they get access to the entire online training offering by red has. While the users does not necessarily need to own infrastructure red has set.
“the idea of these labs our customers had”, John Alessio, Vice President of global services at Red has in London talking to silicon.de. “You want to implement as quickly as possible new initiatives, whether it is mobile, cloud or Microservices.” Because the market is changing very quickly, users can implement quickly new projects open source and are also more flexible than with a proprietary solution.
the client teams can develop along with the Red has experts outside of the labs. However, the lab to provide an infrastructure for such offers and be a central focal point.
the labs are therefore aimed to provide an inspiring environment for developers and are specially designed for working in the team. In addition to various rooms with particular focus on other details such as open pipes and supply lines or metal flow on the ground are intended to underline the impression of unfinished projects. The client teams to act outside their familiar environment, to be more open to new ideas.
“You can imagine that something like this, as if we cook with the customers and show them that we do certain things differently”, as Hans Roth, VP services EMEA at Red has. “We want to develop not only a new app companies, but also we want to convey to users how you can tackle that new methods.”
for Roth, the labs are even more. In it, the development reflected by red has as a cons. “Some years ago we have focused as a company to our products”, added Michael Walker, the in red has for the labs in the world is responsible. “Now but no longer the solution of technical problems in the foreground, but the implementation of business solutions is with us.”
an example of the development in a lab has been the Swiss startup EasyER AG, the London lab has tested in a pilot project. “We have four weeks an MVP, a so-called minimum viable product together with red has developed”, confirmed André Baumgart, founding partner of easiER AG .
patients can arrange depending on, is about the tool, of the urgency of the disease or the problem at their doctor’s Office or in a hospital. Users also see whether an appointment is free in another hospital faster.
the second part of the app is operated in practice or a hospital and can be integrated via open interfaces with other back-end systems. “We brought us for Red decided, because we can use not only all devices and platforms with a scalable solution to, but because we get also a comprehensive security, which is especially important in the health sector”, emphasizes Baumgart.
an official price list for the lab published red currently has not. Billed per resident, so per developer per week. A team must be at least three developers.
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