Digital transformation is about using technologies to achieve agility, responsiveness, elasticity, and speed. According to Ross Turk, Red Hat’s director of product marketing, that means telcos and other companies can respond to business demands more quickly and take advantage of success when it happens. So, what role does storage have in all of this? During his presentation Storage and Your Digital Transformation at Red Hat Summit last spring, Ross shared planning principles and solutions for bringing digital transformation into the core of the datacenter.
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As telcos continue to scale their cloud deployments, they are also seeking ways to streamline operational control by managing these systems with a higher degree of predictability. At Red Hat Summit 2017, May 2-4 in Boston, join us for a presentation on ways to do just that.
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Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 is now available, bringing telecommunications companies increased system-wide scalability and agility, along with enhanced network performance and platform security. In our January 18 webinar, Red Hat’s principal product manager, Rob Young, digs into 10 big changes designed to make your life easier.
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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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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.
Barcelona’s unique architecture by Spanish Catalan architect Gaudí
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Storage has always been an important focus for telecommunications companies, and it’s no different today. Distributed data, virtualization and cloud are all putting new demands on storage. To dig deeper into these topics, Red Hat is hosting a full-day event at New York’s Eventi Hotel on October 20 to discuss the latest trends and best practices for building distributed storage systems using Ceph and Gluster.
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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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Adoption of container-based application deployment models like Docker is expected to grow. It stands to reason then, that interest in ways to combine compute and storage will grow as well. To that end, Red Hat is demonstrating this week at Mobile World Congress 2016 the combination of Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) servers and Red Hat Ceph Storage containerization technology.
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Companies across industries continue to accumulate enormous amounts of data every day, and that’s good news, considering that 62 percent of them believe that big data has significant potential to create a competitive advantage, according to a report from PwC. Financial institutions are no different. What is critical, however, is the ability to store, access and analyze all that data so it can deliver real value. Capital One is well on its way, with a new project called the Analytics Garage that uses the agility of containers and software-defined storage to offer a big data analytics applications development platform that is scalable, fast and enables self-service.
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More and more companies are choosing OpenStack as their cloud computing infrastructure, and for many, that’s because they want a cloud platform that is flexible, avoids a vendor lock-in, cuts costs and also is a strategic asset to the business operations. But what are the key IT elements a company needs to consider when architecting and implementing an OpenStack Cloud?
There’s plenty to consider. Organizations need to consider how they’ll use the cloud, which business processes will leverage the cloud, and what their long-term goals are for the cloud. But a good starting point is the foundation. What will the network topology be? Should it be built using OpenStack’s Nova or Neutron? Something else? And what storage should be used?
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