BP modernizes infrastructure with DevOps
Challenge: Modernize a complex technology infrastructure
BP had a complex operational management approach with hundreds of product teams using various delivery models, which affected application development and deployment. To deliver on its dual challenge of meeting the world’s increasing demand for more energy while producing fewer emissions, BP wanted to explore a robust, modern, open source technology infrastructure that could operate worldwide and be accessed by thousands of business users and millions of end customers.
Solution: Build a self-service platform and a DevOps culture
To simplify processes and enhance productivity, BP uses Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform running on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to build the Application Engineering Services’ Digital Conveyor. This platform provides process automation that empowers product delivery teams with self-service capabilities, a DevOps approach, and a continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline.
Results: Increase agility, security, and speed to market—at scale
With the Digital Conveyor platform, BP can now provision a new environment in 7 minutes, instead of 2-3 weeks, allowing developers to innovate quickly and better support business goals. The new platform also runs security scans on every build and container, rather than static scans based on project milestones.
About the company
BP is a global energy company that explores for and produces oil and gas and manufacturers and markets fuels, lubricants, and petrochemicals—all with a focus on lowering carbon emissions to protect the planet. BP needed a reliable, modern technology infrastructure to speed application development and deployment. It worked with Red Hat to simplify and modernize technology and processes, increasing security and agility and speeding provisioning from 2-3 weeks to 7 minutes.