Red Hat readies demos for Mobile World Congress 2018

Mobile World Congress 2018 is just around the corner, and here at Red Hat we’re gearing up to demonstrate some exciting new technologies with our partners and customers in our booth at the show, Feb. 26 – Mar. 1, in Barcelona. We’ll be showcasing Red Hat technologies that give communications service providers the solutions they need to adopt an open telco model, transform their operations and deliver advanced new services. Do stop by our booth, 2G40 in Hall 2, in the conference center.

Smart service assurance

Over the past few years, telcos have invested significantly in network functions virtualization (NFV) infrastructure deployments and aspire to operate with high efficiency by running and orchestrating a suite of virtualized network functions. At scale, it becomes imperative to streamline operational control by managing these systems with a higher degree of predictability. We’ll be sharing a smart service assurance demo in our booth to showcase how machine learning and deep learning techniques may be applied to recognize typical and atypical patterns of resource behavior within the shared, distributed system and how building a model for different features may be useful in making these predictions with increased accuracy and in taking the appropriate remedial action.

Industry 4.0 open IoT

Telcos are in a unique position to deliver new services for the exploding market of Internet of Things (IoT), including services such as life cycle management or platforms designed to optimize the data and analysis IoT offers. We will be demonstrating Red Hat’s IoT solution, which provides an open, end-to-end IoT architecture to integrate IoT operating technology, data management, analytics, and applications. The demo will show how users can transform their business to proactively handle risk through condition-based monitoring, optimize production factory capacity by scheduling planned maintenance windows, and predict failures on connected machines to reduce downtimes and increase margins.

Zero-touch SD-WAN

As digital transformation continues to drive business evolution, connectivity has become a critical asset. Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) to connect branch offices and remote offices has become popular solution to simplify the deployment of managed and unmanaged customer-premises equipment (CPE). In this demo, we will demonstrate provisioning and configuration of virtual CPE at a branch office using an SD-WAN architecture solution built with open source products from Red Hat and partners.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ARM

The Arm ecosystem has emerged over the last several years with highly optimized system-on-a-chip (SoC) products that are well suited for telco and edge infrastructure. Availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ARM opens doors for other components of a software-defined infrastructure stack that are needed to unlock the latest hardware functionality and efficiently run applications.

Red Hat is taking a pragmatic approach to the Arm ecosystem via involvement in upstream projects followed by collaboration with the community, with the focus on enabling virtualization and container technologies, as well as OpenStack, across multiple 64-bit Arm SoCs. In our booth, you can see how data plane development kit (DPDK) offloading works on an Arm server running side-by-side with an Intel-based server.

And don’t forget — Red Hat president and CEO Jim Whitehurst will be giving a keynote speech at MWC this year! You won’t want to miss his presentation on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Jim will speak as part of the Digital Economy session within the Fourth Industrial Revolution keynote on how telco organizations can prepare for the future, and how they can create a more dynamic, open culture to keep pace in a disrupted industry.

We hope to see you at Mobile World Congress 2018 in a few weeks. Stop by our booth, 2G40 in Hall 2 of the conference center, to see our demos in action and meet with our experts and our partners and customers.

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