Join us: Explore cloud-native container microservices for telco and discuss the latest industry trends

Telco is getting a lot of attention at Red Hat Summit, taking place May 2-4 in Boston! Join us on Thursday for an informal gathering to discuss the latest trends facing our industry, and stick around for our afternoon session entitled “Are you being served? Containers, microservices and the cloud-native telco,” where we’ll dive into benefits and implementation strategies around these topics.

The telecommunications birds-of-a-feather gathering will take place on Thursday, May 4, from 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. in room 158. Join Gordon Keegan, senior solution architect for Red Hat and Rob Wilmoth, principal solutions architect at Red Hat, along with other Red Hat telco customers, partners, and associates for an informal conversation about what we’re all doing in relation to the latest trends facing the telecommunications industry. For example, we can discuss 5G and the operationalization and management of NFV, and how Red Hat technologies and partners are helping overcome these challenges. We look forward to your questions, solutions and a lively discussion.

If you’re examining current trends like containers, microservices and the cloud for your telecommunications business, our afternoon session should spark your interest as well. Many of today’s telecommunications and cloud service providers (CSPs) are making the move from monolithic software architectures toward cloud-native container microservices that are lightweight, scalable, and resilient to meet the needs of 4G-LTE/5G, the Internet of things (IoT) and the endless appetite of mobile applications. Red Hat and Affirmed Networks have solutions to help you navigate this daunting landscape toward cloud-native microservices. Join us for a Thursday presentation on containers, microservices, and the cloud-native telco.

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNFC) defines cloud-native architecture as being container-packaged and dynamically managed. Microservices-oriented telco 3GPP standards and virtual network function (VNF) vendors are driving cloud-native deployments today to meet market demands. If you’re considering moving your NFV clouds to containers, there are many areas to address for a successful deployment, such as high-performance container networking, multi-tenancy, container security, orchestration, and integration.

Presenters Anita Tragler, Red Hat’s technical product manager; Marc Curry, principal product manager for OpenShift at Red Hat; and Jim Logan, director of cloud infrastructure software and technology at Affirmed Networks will cover:

  • What is a cloud-native architecture for a telco and what are the benefits of containers and microservices?
  • Where are CSPs and NFV standards bodies moving with regard to the VNF software architectures that will drive requirements into Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform?
  • The evolution of the CSP network from virtualized virtual machine (VM)-based deployments to the mix of VMs, containers in VMs, and containers on bare metal.
  • Gaps in the container ecosystem that need to be addressed for VNFs, such as orchestration limitation, managed multi-tenancy, multi-interface, network security, high performance data path, and performance tuning.
  • Customer requirements for vEPC, vCPE, 5G NG-Core, vIMS, and vGiLAN services.
  • Potentially, a demonstration of the vEPC on Red Hat OpenStack Platform in containers.

The presentation will be Thursday, May 4, from 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. in room 153A. We hope to see you there!








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