Earlier this month, Red Hat executives shared their insights and telecommunications expertise at the NFV World Congress May 5-8 in San Jose and are now at the OpenStack Summit May 18-22 in Vancouver.
NFV World Congress 2015 is an inaugural conference focused on network functions virtualization (NFV). The conference, held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Jose, featured keynotes, an array of sessions and exhibitors. Red Hat, one of many tech companies sponsoring the conference, was there to share insights on the value of an open source platform and open source’s critical role in NFV implementations.
Specifically, Chris Wright, a chief technologist with Red Hat, presented on how open source projects such as OpenStack and OpenDaylight can be used to enable and accelerate the implementation of NFV and how to develop an open framework that proposes an API-driven and pluggable framework to integrate multivendor applications. He also discussed the vital role open source plays by providing an open community which isn’t controlled by one vendor or implementation, and the importance of a collaborative framework where customers, partners and vendors can meet to develop open source software innovation enabling an open standards reference platform.
Sandro Mazziotta, director of NFV product management for Red Hat, participated in a panel on NFV infrastructure, and Dave Neary, a member of Red Hat’s open source and standards team who focuses on software defined networking (SDN) and NFV, presented on the value of an open source platform.
At the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, of which Red Hat is a Headline Sponsor, Red Hat executives will participate in a variety of presentations, sessions and panels. Of note to telecommunications service providers is The Next Step of OpenStack Evolution for NFV Deployments, a presentation by Wright and Dirk Kutscher, chief researcher and SDN architect at NEC Laboratories Europe. The two will share insights on how Red Hat and NEC are working together to foster collaboration in the NFV ecosystem by actively working with OpenStack and other upstream projects.
At Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona this past March, several Red Hat execs shared their expertise at the event, which had a record-breaking 93,000+ attendees from 200 countries. Red Hat executives participated in the following sessions:
- Accelerating NFV Through Open Source Software Collaboration presented by OPNFV, an interactive panel discussion with industry leaders collaborating to build a carrier-grade, open source reference platform for NFV.
- The Evolving Landscape of Enterprise Mobility Managed Services, which explored how enterprise mobility managed services are evolving to address the growing needs of global enterprises.
- OpenStack Solutions for the Telecommunications Vertical, a panel that debated ways to move the needle for virtualized networks and encourage adoption of open source solutions in the market.
- The Management and Orchestration of the Hyperscale Cloud, which delved into basic tenets for efficient architecting of the collection of devices being referred to as the Internet of Things, how the Internet of Things can be managed by the modern service provider, and the role the open source community plays.