Red Hat’s Tim Yeaton presenting at Mobile World Congress this afternoon!

Mobile World Congress 2017 is in full swing this week in Barcelona and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is big this year. Be sure to catch Red Hat’s senior VP of infrastructure business, Tim Yeaton, at this afternoon’s NFV panel from 3:30 – 4:40 p.m. in Hall 4, Auditorium 3. The panelists will discuss the direction of NFV development and whether it’s developing in the right ways to best deliver on the needs of the telco industry. The panel will be moderated by Grant Lenahan, partner and principal analyst at Appledore Research Group and will also include panelists from ETSI, Napatech, InterDigital Europe, Cisco and Spirent Communications.

After the presentation, swing by our booth, 2G30 in Hall 2, to check the six demos we’re showcasing at this years’ show. You can read more detail about the demos in our previous post and read up on the latest news we announced on Monday. We look forward to catching up with you in Barcelona!

MyRepublic, Altice, WWT and Ericsson headline Red Hat’s Mobile World Congress news.

Red Hat made several announcements at this week’s Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona that underscore its strong commitment—and the global telco industry’s growing support—to open source, cloud and network functions virtualization (NFV). The announcements include MyRepublic’s use of Red Hat open source solutions to turn its legacy, proprietary IT environment into an open hybrid cloud and Altice’s use of NFV to build out a virtualized platform. Red Hat also announced new and extended partnerships with World Wide Technology (WWT) and Ericsson.

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Red Hat showcases NFV, IoT, mobile app dev and more at Mobile World Congress.

At next week’s Mobile World Congress 2017, Red Hat will be showcasing six demonstrations at our booth, 2G30 in Hall 2. The demos all showcase Red Hat’s commitment to advance innovation in open source and the information and communications technologies (ICT) industry, and cover a variety of topics important to today’s communications service providers.

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Telcos can reduce TCO over the long haul with open source, new study finds

For telcos, deploying open source network functions virtualization (NFV) is proving more cost-effective, agile and efficient, that’s according to a new report by ACG Research, sponsored by Red Hat, Big Switch Networks, F5 Networks and Dell EMC. The report found the five-year cumulative total cost of ownership, or TCO, of an open architecture platform to be $22.7 million, which is roughly half (53 percent) of the $43 million TCO for a tightly bundled platform (defined by the report as a stricter coupling of elements in a design, often bound by a proprietary implementation).

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Why upstream contributions matter when developing open source NFV solutions.


Why do salmon swim upstream? Scientists have deduced that if the riverbed was a good place for them to start, it will suffice for their offspring. Thus they spawn and their offspring return to the ocean to feed. But what if some of the fish, en route to the sea, took a tributary at a forriverforkk in the river? They might get lost, fail to reach the ocean and perhaps starve or exhaust themselves trying to find the original route. Developing software using open source principles follows a similar theory.




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Tune In: Building an agile network infrastructure for the Asia-Pacific region’s telco cloud

Telco companies around the world, including in the Asia-Pacific region, are looking toward open source technology as they move to cloud infrastructure, software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). Nuage Networks has partnered with Red Hat to deliver SDN-based hybrid cloud solutions that maximize the effectiveness of data center infrastructure by improving agility, flexibility and automation. Join us for a webinar on Tuesday, February 21 at 1:00 p.m. Singapore Time (SGT) to learn more.

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Virtual event delivers container strategies for telcos

With their promise of speed, security and operational efficiency, containers continue to be on the rise with telecom companies. In fact, an October 2016 report by Heavy Reading found that 99 percent of telecommunications respondents surveyed are considering containers for both virtualized network functions (VNFs) and business applications. To gain insights on container adoption and implementation for your business, join Red Hat’s Containers for the Enterprise virtual event, available free and on-demand through March 24, 2017.

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Simplifying technology to energize the business.

Perhaps it is with good reason that Super Bowl 51 was held in Houston, Tex., the nerve center of oil and gas companies with several key enterprises that drive the dynamics of the energy industry at large. The manner in which the game took a different turn all the way into the third quarter is quite symbolic of the ups and downs experienced by oil and gas enterprises over time.  “Who is the winner,” you ask? Well, in the Super Bowl of oil and gas, the winner is the company who has a laser focus on the business of oil and gas while taking steps to simplify the underlying technology infrastructure. Every company might be a technology company – but technology is not the core, differentiating competency of the enterprise.  Remember the call to action not that long ago: “Houston, we have a problem! Let’s innovate IT!?” Building upon the concepts outlined by Geoffrey Moore, it behooves oil and gas companies to grow the context (IT) by leveraging innovative technology solution providers while innovating the core business of oil. In other words, it is time that this industry simplified information technology to energize the business.


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Tune In: How telcos can succeed in a disruptive digital economy.

Telcos have successfully navigated a number of tech disruptions, from the breakup of the Bell companies to the Internet and competition from cable operators. Now, their facing another major shift, as we move rapidly towards the digitization of the economy, which is creating a significant disruption of the telco CXO’s operational and business practices. So what’s the game plan? Join us for an engaging dialogue with a distinguished industry panel of technology and business strategists from Red Hat, Cisco Systems, and Intel in a webinar Feb. 7, 12-12:30 p.m.


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MWC 2017: Meet up with Red Hat at this year’s premier mobile industry event.

At what is deemed the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, Mobile World Congress 2017, Red Hat will join as many as 100,000 people in Barcelona, Spain Feb. 27 – March 2 to talk about current and future mobile technologies, next-gen services and innovation. A Red Hat team of more than 80 people will be on hand – at our booth 2G30 in Hall 2 for demos, networking and meetings as well as for presentations and panels during the conference – to highlight our commitment to advance innovation in open source and the information and communications technologies (ICT) industry.







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