Financial services is becoming a digital business, and that digital heartbeat brings with it many opportunities as well as significant challenges. Clients today are much savvier and have higher expectations for exceptional digital experiences, and traditional asset and wealth managers, banks and insurance companies are under intense competitive pressure, not only from one another, but from non-traditional entrants new to the market. To remain relevant, financial institutions need to deliver superior client experiences across channels, remain agile to navigate the changes, reduce costs and improve operational efficiencies, and most importantly, innovate. At the recent Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017 in Orlando, I shared how application modernization can help financial services institutions do just that.
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It’s been the stuff of science fiction and our imagination for years, but artificial intelligence (AI) is finally getting its due. Already used to express and understand human speech, drive autonomous cars, and interpret highly complex data, AI has the potential to revolutionize all aspects of our lives. But that’s only half the story. While there has been considerable attention paid to the algorithms and analytics that will comprise these applications, the question remains – what ecosphere will support this new form of life?
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OpenStack has become a popular platform for telecommunications providers as they implement network functions virtualization (NFV), software-defined networking (SDN) and cloud. Remember that survey last year, in which 86 percent of global telcos consider OpenStack essential or important to their success? Sprint has made the move to OpenStack; in fact, the telco is using it as the foundation for NFV across its data centers to better support network demand, improve network throughput and set the stage for advanced network functions. At this week’s Openstack Summit in Sydney, Sprint took the stage with Red Hat to talk about its use of OpenStack for NFV.
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Where will you be Nov. 6-8? Hopefully at the OpenStack Summit in Sydney, Australia! And while you’re there to see and hear all about modern clouds and the open technologies to build them, look for Red Hat. In fact, our telco team is participating in 10 presentations at the summit. For a closer look at the presentations on management and automation, read on!
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For communications service providers (CSPs), the network edge is high stakes. There’s opportunity to create new services, better customer experiences, and more revenue, but there’s also plenty of challenges. Recently, in a repurposed industrial space directly adjacent to the on-off ramp for the 101 Freeway over the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, five execs – from Red Hat, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Intel, Orange and Deutsche Telekom – joined on a panel hosted by TelecomTV to discuss those opportunities and challenges, and give some insights on the future of mobile edge computing (MEC).
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In just two weeks, people from around the world will gather in Sydney, Australia for the OpenStack Summit Nov. 6-8. At the three-day conference for IT business leaders, cloud operators and developers covering the open infrastructure landscape, expect to hear and learn about all about modern clouds, and the open technologies being used to build them, including OpenStack, Kubernetes, Docker, Ansible, Ceph, OVS, OpenContrail, OPNFV, and more. Red Hat’s telco team is participating in 10 presentations at the summit. For a closer look at the presentations on network functions virtualization (NFV), read on!
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Ever-increasing network complexity is driving the need for flexible tools that enable telecommunication service providers to automate their network operations. If you’re looking for automation solutions to support cloud provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, intra-service orchestration, or other areas of your network, join us for a webinar on October 12 at 11:00 a.m. ET to learn how Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) and Red Hat Ansible Automation work together in telco networking environments.
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OpenStack Summit in Sydney is a month away and Red Hat’s telco team is gearing up for a big presence this year. Red Hat is participating in 10 telco-specific presentations at the summit, on topics ranging from distributed monitoring and analysis, to SD-WAN architecture for OpenStack, to ETSI spec requirements. And of course, we’ll have a variety of sessions on NFV topics. There’s even a user implementation session to share best practices and lessons learned from a real-world OpenStack implementation at a large telco.
We hope to see you in Australia next month, Nov. 6-8, at the Sydney International Convention Centre. Join thousands of people from more than 60 countries, all there to talk about the mix of open technologies and architecting and operating of OpenStack clouds. We’ll be sharing more in coming weeks, but in the meantime visit the OpenStack Summit event site for registration details and a preview of the summit agenda.
Next week, tens of thousands of people, from dozens of countries, will gather at Futurecom 2017 in São Paulo, Brazil, for what’s been billed as the largest and most qualified information and communications technology (ICT) event in Latin America. Red Hat will be there – as a sponsor, with a booth, and as speakers. The show will run Oct. 2-5 at the Transamerica Expo Center and will cover everything from digital transformation and IoT to artificial intelligence and customer experience.
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As telecommunications companies continue to modernize their networks and IT systems, they have to navigate the challenges that come with legacy systems, including legacy virtualized network functions (VNFs) that rely on local filesystem storage, single server implementations on which all the services run, and manually-intensive installations and upgrades. What telcos need are tools like Ansible, a general-purpose, open-source automation engine that automates software provisioning, configuration management, and application deployment.
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