Sunrise Communications achieves competitive gains with Red Hat

Today’s service providers (SPs) are operating in an evolving and competitive environment, where there can be pressure to launch new services that will keep subscribers engaged without significantly raising prices. On top of this, SPs often have to achieve these goals while also meeting strict data protection, security, and stability standards.

Sunrise Communications, one of Switzerland’s largest telecommunications providers, knew that modernizing its network was its key to success in these areas. To do this, the organization took a three-pronged approach: Sunrise consolidated its IT infrastructure to SAP HANA, standardized on enterprise open source software from Red Hat, and used industry-standard hardware from Huawei to simplify what had been a complex OSS environment and to better control costs.

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Digital transformation and engagement strategies for modern service providers at Red Hat Summit.

To remain competitive and primed for growth, today’s service providers need agile, efficient, flexible infrastructure that manages the ever-increasing complexity in the data center. Businesses are looking to solutions that deliver virtualization, containerization, orchestration, business process management (BPM), and automation to meet market demands and regulatory shifts. Join us for two presentations on the hot topic of digital transformation and engagement at Red Hat Summit, May 2-4 in Boston, to learn how your business can improve operations.

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Red Hat open source solutions at the center of KazTransCom’s new cloud services in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan is a big country. In fact, it is the world’s ninth largest, with more than 1 million square miles. It has a healthy economy, and its population is growing and becoming more educated and more tech-savvy. Internet users in the country have nearly doubled since 2010, and there’s a competitive telecom industry. It’s with this backdrop that KazTransCom, one of the largest telecommunications operators in Kazakhstan, went about modernizing its telco platform with open source solutions from Red Hat so it could offer new cloud services for business customers.

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Lessons learned from a large-scale telco OpenStack and SDN deployment.

The obvious cannot be overstated: implementing OpenStack and software defined networking (SDN) at a large telco is a complex undertaking. That’s why it’s just plain good advice to listen in on the experiences of those who’ve already forged such an implementation, and here’s your chance. At the recent OpenStack Summit in Barcelona, Red Hat shared its lessons learned from a Red Hat OpenStack deployment with an SDN provider in the telecommunications market in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region.

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Necessity drives innovation in NFV architecture.

Imagine if we could easily order secure network services we want online in the same amount of time it takes to brew a cortado – just minutes. Imagine no more. Lots of excitement and energy continue to surround production deployments of innovative cloud-based network functions virtualization (NFV) services and it is getting even better as enterprise and consumers customers can order, customize, and manage their network services with just a few clicks of a mouse.

Our long-time partners, Swisscom, Verizon, Telefonica, and NTT are expanding their cloud services in an effort to offer enormous savings and agility to their business customers, and to become among first movers that capture their share of the IT as a Service (ITaaS) opportunity that research firms forecast to be worth more than $150 billion in 2020.

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Barcelona’s unique architecture by Spanish Catalan architect Gaudí

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Join us: Red Hat’s telco NFV Mini-Summit at OpenStack Summit Barcelona

Kick off OpenStack Summit Barcelona with an evening of network functions virtualization (NFV) insight and networking at Red Hat’s NFV Mini-Summit on October 23, 2016, at 4 p.m. Join Red Hat, our customers, our partners and Heavy Reading telecom analyst Rosalyn Roseboro for the unveiling of her carrier grade 2.0 research results around NFV and NFV-I platforms. (Did you know 90 percent of telcos are already defining their NFV strategy, planning to execute on it, or already doing so?)

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Software-defined networking tops leading technologies list for 2016.

It looks like software-defined networking (SDN) is a top technology investment this year. At least that’s what a recent Computer Economics study found. In fact, SDN ranked #1, according to the the study, which polled IT organizations on their experiences with 12 leading technologies and ranked them based on their overall risk-reward profile.

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Tune In: How to build an open-source cloud for telcos

ICT and telco companies are increasingly evaluating open source technology as they consider recasting their infrastructures to cloud, software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). For some, the transformation has begun, but others are just getting started. We shared some of the basics of building a telco cloud using open source software in one of our Red Hat webinars. Want to know what they are? Read on.

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Enterprise SDN market is on track to hit $10 billion by 2019.

Software-defined networking (SDN) abstracts low-level network functions into a software application so network administrators can more easily manage dynamic networks. The SDN market is still early days, but a new report estimates that by 2019, enterprises will spend about $10 billion on the technology.

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Creating innovation in life sciences with an open source, software-defined data center

The life sciences industry is an industry in transformation. Big data, mobility, advanced analytics, and more—with cloud computing amidst it all—are providing new opportunities for companies to innovate, accelerate research and development, and even cut costs. They’ll have to proceed, of course, with caution, considering the highly-regulated environment in which life sciences companies operate. So what’s the best course, and what should the life sciences data center of the future look like?

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