Red Hat highlights NFV, open telco, and cloud for telcos at next week’s OpenStack Summit

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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Payment platforms, IT automation, security, cloud, digital transformation and more, financial services topics shine at Red Hat Summit 2018

Every year at Red Hat Summit, there are plenty of opportunities to hear customers’ stories, attend insightful keynotes and sessions, and network with industry experts, colleagues, fellow business people, and Red Hat and its partners. This year, if you work in financial services, we’ve got a particularly exciting line-up. At Red Hat Summit, May 8 – 10 at San Francisco’s famed Moscone Center, we’re covering payments platforms, business and IT automation, agile development, security, cloud, containers, virtualization, digital transformation and more.

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WSTA panels cover emerging technologies and cloud for financial services

The financial services sector is ramping up investments in next-generation technologies, including both private and public cloud. It’s not just cloud, of course. Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, blockchain, advanced data analytics – the list goes on.

Red Hat’s Alessandro Petroni and Bill Lathram each participated in panels at recent Wall Street Technology Association events. The following are their first-hand perspectives of the events.

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Join Us: Telecom network automation for modernization and digital transformation

Automation has become an essential component of strategic modernization and digital transformation, particularly for today’s forward-looking communications service providers (CSPs). Join us Tuesday, March 20 as we explore router compliance and security governance in the first part of our telecom network automation webinar series.

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Join Us: Increasing agility in financial services through microservices, containers and APIs

The financial services industry’s need for flexible and extensible hybrid cloud continues to be a priority to help them better manage their expanding footprint of next-gen enterprise applications as part of their digital transformations. Meanwhile, customer expectations and new regulations around customer convenience and privacy are testing the limits of legacy banking technology platforms. Join us March 7 for a webinar exploring how microservices, containerization, and APIs bring opportunity for increased agility in the financial services environment.

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Join Us: Managing security in an ever-changing IT landscape

Today’s IT security and operations teams face mounting pressure to ensure IT security in an ever-changing environment. Rapid changes in IT infrastructure, the increasing number of newly disclosed vulnerabilities, the reality of hybrid cloud environments, and the need to deliver business value faster means that businesses must be agile and flexible to keep pace. Join us for a live virtual event focused on Continuous Change and IT Security, on November 16 at 11 a.m. ET.

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Join Us: Architecting your cloud for maximum flexibility

In today’s IT landscape, cloud solutions are often vital to deliver innovation and reduced costs. Forbes predicts 80% of all IT budgets will be committed to cloud apps and solutions by July 2018, showing that cloud is here to stay. However, successfully implementing a cloud solution is a process that requires not just technology, but also the people and processes to deliver flexibility, agility, and management needed. Join us for a September 26 webinar on how to manage your cloud architecture to ensure flexibility.

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Join Us: Key considerations for an effective cloud strategy

It’s no secret that more and more companies are turning to cloud solutions to ignite innovation and reduce costs, and that growth is impacting vertical industries as well. Telco companies are tapping into cloud to enable faster development and delivery of new products, the energy, oil and gas market is looking to cloud-based high performance computing (HPC) to run a variety of data and compute-heavy applications, mobile payment processors in the financial services arena are working in the cloud, and researchers in the healthcare field are using cloud for big data analysis. If you’re one of many considering the move to cloud, join us for a webinar on September 5 as we review key considerations for implementing a cloud approach within your business.

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Join Us: OpenShift on OpenStack together in cloud application harmony

As businesses modernize and transform to keep pace, developers are looking for tools to improve agility and productivity throughout the application development life cycle. To remain competitive and flexible, today’s solutions need to allow for secure cloud integration and the opportunities that containers can provide. Join us for an August 2nd webinar to learn how using OpenShift on OpenStack for your cloud application platform can expand your developer toolkit.

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Steps for a successful OpenStack implementation, now and into the future.

Where do we stand with OpenStack today, and what’s on the horizon? Red Hat’s Radhesh Balakrishnan, general manager for OpenStack, joined SiliconANGLE in “The Cube” at Red Hat Summit 2017 to outline steps for implementing OpenStack and what the future holds.

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