Watch this: Telco panel on the network edge

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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OpenStack Summit Sydney: Red Hat talks NFV

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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Join Us: Automating your telco network with Ansible and Cisco NSO

Red Hat AvatarEver-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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Join Us: Agile IT with IaC

Plenty of enterprises are digitally transforming their operations, and infrastructure as code (IaC) can play a pivotal role in the journey. With IaC, operations teams can automatically manage and provision through code, rather than using a manual process. Much in the same way software developers use application platforms, they can implement DevOps principles such as continuous integration, automated testing, code review, and upgrades for infrastructure deployment. As part of our webinar series on defining and implementing a simplified, fully automated private cloud, we next explore delivering agile IT through automation and IaC. In this October 10 webinar, you’ll learn how to effectively develop and deliver a cloud-native platform and cloud-ready infrastructure using IaC concepts.

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Red Hat telco goes big down under at OpenStack Summit Sydney.

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.


Red Hat talks next-gen telco at Futurecom 2017 in São Paulo, Brazil.

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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Using Ansible to modernize telcos’ infrastructure through automation.

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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Buy “or” Build: Moving to “and” leveraging the power of supported open source

As chief architect for the financial services industry (FSI) at Red Hat, a key part of my job is collaborating with my clients to help them realize value and a competitive advantage from open source and emerging technologies. This gives me an opportunity to hear the thought processes of multiple personas within multiple organizations, and a key and ongoing decision point for many technologists at all levels in most FSIs is whether to build or buy a given solution.

This post goes on to explain the different points of view in the context of the build or buy decision making process and gives some insight into how to make that decision. I’ll also highlight a possible third alternative.

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Open banking — how to leverage open APIs for competitive advantage in financial services

Open Banking

Successful financial institutions understand the importance of providing exceptional customer experiences. The ability to delight customers comes from creating personalized solutions that anticipate a customer’s needs and are available whenever the customer wants. Open banking may provide the perfect opportunity for financial institutions to redefine and prioritize the value they bring to their customers.

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Join Us: Architecting your cloud for maximum flexibility

In today’s IT landscape, cloud solutions are often vital to deliver innovation and reduced costs. Forbes predicts 80% of all IT budgets will be committed to cloud apps and solutions by July 2018, showing that cloud is here to stay. However, successfully implementing a cloud solution is a process that requires not just technology, but also the people and processes to deliver flexibility, agility, and management needed. Join us for a September 26 webinar on how to manage your cloud architecture to ensure flexibility.

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