Telcos can get an edge to deliver demanding new services with hyperconvergence technology

The telecommunications industry is preparing for a very different world – one where power at the edge of service providers’ networks will be critical. Consumers and businesses alike increasingly want to take advantage of new technologies like connected vehicle communications and immersive virtual reality experiences. But these applications require real-time processing, low-latency connections and, in many cases, a new network infrastructure.  

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How OpenStack and containers power up modern telco services

For a few years now, OpenStack and containers have been top-of-mind for service providers (SPs). In fact, most telecommunications companies are already using OpenStack and considering containers in their operations. A new paper written by experts in the open source community takes a closer look at the power of combining OpenStack and Kubernetes, an open source platform that automates Linux container operations.

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Empowering digital transformation in banking

“It’s all about the app.” Chris Wright, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Red Hat

With examples of more than a 20 percent decrease in branches over the past ten years at large North American banks, it’s no wonder that 42 percent of banks are well on their way to having digital become the primary distribution channel. In fact, 92 percent of global banks surveyed plan to begin their transformation to digital as the primary distribution channel in 2019.

Given efforts are underway, many banks are now wondering how to make this shift more efficient, repeatable, and even automated. Red Hat vice president and chief technology officer, Chris Wright, recently provided insights and described how banks are using technology to move beyond surviving digitization, instead creating environments that enable continual digital innovation.

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Containers helps banks become market movers

Companies have embraced cloud, and many are starting to diversify their cloud providers. That’s putting a new spotlight on the container application platform. And as the container application platform gains ground, understanding the benefits and challenges becomes more relevant.

The container application platform is designed to automate the hosting, configuration, deployment, and administration of application stacks across any cloud provider. It gives application developers self-service access so they can easily deploy applications on demand. That can help banks move more quickly and decrease time to market in the increasingly competitive environment of financial services.

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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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