Red Hat highlights NFV, open telco, and cloud for telcos at next week’s OpenStack Summit

Join Red Hat this week at OpenStack Summit, May 21-24, 2018, in Vancouver, BC. We will be presenting on a variety of telecommunications topics including network functions virtualization (NFV), creating an open telco model, cloud-native applications, and more. Red Hat’s Margaret Dawson, vice president of portfolio product marketing, will also be presenting at the Women of OpenStack Networking Lunch, sponsored by Red Hat, on Wednesday, May 23 at 12:30 p.m.

There are also a number of sessions that are relevant to Telco and related digital transformation projects. We’ve curated a short list of sessions of interest below, but be sure to check our trail map on the NFV tab of our OpenStack Summit site. And make sure to stop by our booth A19 to check out our latest demos or just say hello!

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Payment platforms, IT automation, security, cloud, digital transformation and more, financial services topics shine at Red Hat Summit 2018

Every year at Red Hat Summit, there are plenty of opportunities to hear customers’ stories, attend insightful keynotes and sessions, and network with industry experts, colleagues, fellow business people, and Red Hat and its partners. This year, if you work in financial services, we’ve got a particularly exciting line-up. At Red Hat Summit, May 8 – 10 at San Francisco’s famed Moscone Center, we’re covering payments platforms, business and IT automation, agile development, security, cloud, containers, virtualization, digital transformation and more.

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Red Hat Summit 2018: NFV, DevOps, cloud, containers, automation, OpenStack and Weezer!

This year at Red Hat Summit, May 8 -10 in San Francisco, telcos can count on hearing plenty about what matters most to them in 2018 – strategic insights and massively-scalable, open technologies and solutions that can help them deliver services like a public cloud. In demos and presentations, you can learn about network functions virtualization (NFV), software-defined networking (SDN), containers, IT automation, DevOps, OpenStack, digital transformation and more.

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WSTA panels cover emerging technologies and cloud for financial services

The financial services sector is ramping up investments in next-generation technologies, including both private and public cloud. It’s not just cloud, of course. Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, blockchain, advanced data analytics – the list goes on.

Red Hat’s Alessandro Petroni and Bill Lathram each participated in panels at recent Wall Street Technology Association events. The following are their first-hand perspectives of the events.

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Join Us: Increasing agility in financial services through microservices, containers and APIs

The financial services industry’s need for flexible and extensible hybrid cloud continues to be a priority to help them better manage their expanding footprint of next-gen enterprise applications as part of their digital transformations. Meanwhile, customer expectations and new regulations around customer convenience and privacy are testing the limits of legacy banking technology platforms. Join us March 7 for a webinar exploring how microservices, containerization, and APIs bring opportunity for increased agility in the financial services environment.

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Join Us: Panel explores cloud use and operational efficiency for financial services

Third-party cloud services promise to deliver utility-based computing – and its an opportunity many capital market firms are interested in pursuing. But cloud services have to be elastic, responsive, secure, resilient and cost-effective if financial firms are going to trust them to support business-critical workloads. Transitioning to the cloud requires a thoughtful approach that takes into account to migration, orchestration and operational efficiency. To help financial firms through these transitions, the Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) is hosting a February 28th panel discussion in New York City.

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Banking on containers to accelerate application development in financial services firms

IT moves fast, and there’s always something new to investigate, develop, test and implement. For a risk-averse and increasingly competitive industry like financial services – which is undergoing seismic changes, thanks to digital technology – it can be a challenge to keep up. Linux containers can help bridge gaps between the developer and operations teams so they can create and deploy applications more efficiently.

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Watch this: Red Hat and Intel team up on NFVi deployments

While network functions virtualization (NFV) proof-of-concept deployments and education continue to rise, there is still much to be done to realize all the benefits offered by NFV. To help communication service providers (CSPs) find the right path to deployment, Timo Jokiaho, head of Red Hat’s EMEA telco technology office, recently joined Bryan Madden, director of marketing for Intel’s network platforms group, for an interview at the SDN NFV World Congress to share how the two companies are collaborating to support NFV infrastructure (NFVi) deployments.

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Modern applications and open source: a path to success for financial institutions

Financial services is becoming a digital business, and that digital heartbeat brings with it many opportunities as well as significant challenges. Clients today are much savvier and have higher expectations for exceptional digital experiences, and traditional asset and wealth managers, banks and insurance companies are under intense competitive pressure, not only from one another, but from non-traditional entrants new to the market. To remain relevant, financial institutions need to deliver superior client experiences across channels, remain agile to navigate the changes, reduce costs and improve operational efficiencies, and most importantly, innovate. At the recent Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017 in Orlando, I shared how application modernization can help financial services institutions do just that.

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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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