As customer demands and competitive pressures have grown, telecommunications service providers (SPs) around the world are continuing their march towards digital transformation. This includes taking advantage of private, public, and hybrid clouds, along with technologies that allow SP customers’ business-critical applications to be portable across all the different clouds they manage. In a recent interview with TelecomTV, Ranga Rangachari, Red Hat’s VP & GM of storage and hyperconverged infrastructure, discussed the need for portability and scale-out storage in this hybrid cloud environment, and how Red Hat is helping SPs tackle these challenges with software-defined infrastructure (SDI).
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Join Red Hat’s telecommunications team at OpenStack Summit Berlin, November 13-15, to learn about virtual central office (VCO), open platform for network functions virtualization (OPNFV), smart OpenStack cloud, Kubernetes, Red Hat Ceph Storage, and more. With more than 200 sessions and a number of extra events there’s a lot happening this year! To give your summit schedule some focus, keep reading for a highlight of key sessions, lightning talks, and events we recommend.
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Join Red Hat this week at OpenStack Summit, May 21-24, 2018, in Vancouver, BC. We will be presenting on a variety of telecommunications topics including network functions virtualization (NFV), creating an open telco model, cloud-native applications, and more. Red Hat’s Margaret Dawson, vice president of portfolio product marketing, will also be presenting at the Women of OpenStack Networking Lunch, sponsored by Red Hat, on Wednesday, May 23 at 12:30 p.m.
There are also a number of sessions that are relevant to Telco and related digital transformation projects. We’ve curated a short list of sessions of interest below, but be sure to check our trail map on the NFV tab of our OpenStack Summit site. And make sure to stop by our booth A19 to check out our latest demos or just say hello!
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Open source has come a long way since Red Hat took its first steps 25 years ago. Our upstream first philosophy has been the driving force for all the projects to which Red Hat contribute, and because of this we’ve decided to feature a telecom industry session with the theme, “The Future of Telco is Open.” This session is intended for all users of open source technologies in the telecommunications industry, including, but not limited to, independent software vendors, hardware manufacturers, and customers.
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Telcos around the world are investing in virtual networking to digitally transform legacy infrastructure and gain efficiencies, deliver new services, meet evolving customer demands, and outperform the competition. Telecom Italia is no different. And at Red Hat Summit, May 8 -10 in San Francisco, the Italian telecommunications company will share its network functions virtualization (NFV) story.
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This year at Red Hat Summit, May 8 -10 in San Francisco, telcos can count on hearing plenty about what matters most to them in 2018 – strategic insights and massively-scalable, open technologies and solutions that can help them deliver services like a public cloud. In demos and presentations, you can learn about network functions virtualization (NFV), software-defined networking (SDN), containers, IT automation, DevOps, OpenStack, digital transformation and more.
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Red Hat will be hosting or present at several events in North America over the next few months. As always, stop by to chat with our subject matter experts and hear about how Red Hat is helping communication service providers with their digital transformation projects. We look forward to you joining us there!
- Apr 24: Microservices, Containers, APIs & Integration Day I Ottawa, ON (Canada region)
- Apr 26: Microservices, Containers, APIs & Integration Day I Vancouver, BC (Canada region)
- Apr 24: Monoliths to Microservices: App Transformation Workshop I St. Louis, MO (Central region)
- Apr 25: Monoliths to Microservices: App Transformation Workshop I Denver (Central region)
- May 7: OpenShift Commons Gathering I San Francisco, CA
- May 8-10: Red Hat Summit I San Francisco, CA
- May 14-17: IEEE ComSoc International Communications Quality and Reliability Workshop I Austin, TX
- May 21-24: OpenStack Summit I Vancouver
- May 24: Red Hat Day I Montreal (Canada region)
- June 20: Red Hat Day I Toronto (Canada region)
Earlier this year, the Linux Foundation announced that certain open source projects – notably OPNFV, ODL, ONAP and FD.IO – merged with the Linux Foundation Networking Fund (aka LFN). Because of this, events associated with these projects have been rolled up into the Open Networking Summit (ONS) which is run twice a year. The NA summit was held in Los Angeles the last week of March, 2018, and the EU summit will be held in Amsterdam the last week of September, 2018.
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The communications service provider (CSP) industry continues to show signs of disruption and transformation. Many CSPs are abandoning the closed, proprietary infrastructures of the past for more agile and open ones in order to offer services more quickly and support tech-savvy customers with a host of new and evolving expectations. These CSPs are making plans for 5G, continuing deployment of network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN), and are moving forward with new services to use edge computing.
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This year’s Mobile World Congress began with a challenge and opportunity for operators to push the boundaries of today’s mobile ecosystem and help drive the future of the digital economy through innovation. A focus on 5G permeated the event every day, from keynotes and presentations, to demos and announcements, all the way down to the exhibit floor. The internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence, connected cars, new devices, and blockchain were also highlighted throughout the week. Keep reading for some of the highlights we captured from this year’s Mobile World Congress.
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