Will 2017 be the “Year of Technology Realization?”

Aspire to be a technology strategist whatever your title says – the assertion by Vanguard CIO John Marcante rings true when I look ahead to what lies in store in the new year of 2017. I have the privilege of working – and collaborating – with a distinguished set of colleagues who are technology strategists at heart and who focus across a wide spectrum of domains across the public and private sectors. What follows is the output of a collaborative effort by this innovative bunch to put forth our collective predictions for 2017 – the year when technology has the potential to become real.

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Lessons learned from a large-scale telco OpenStack and SDN deployment.

The obvious cannot be overstated: implementing OpenStack and software defined networking (SDN) at a large telco is a complex undertaking. That’s why it’s just plain good advice to listen in on the experiences of those who’ve already forged such an implementation, and here’s your chance. At the recent OpenStack Summit in Barcelona, Red Hat shared its lessons learned from a Red Hat OpenStack deployment with an SDN provider in the telecommunications market in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region.

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Red Hat Summit wants your presentation proposals.

Here at Red Hat, we are gearing up for Red Hat Summit 2017, to be held May 2-4 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. We hope you’re gearing up as well, and we invite you to join us in sharing your ideas, insights and innovations in a presentation. The call for proposals is now open through December 2.  

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Necessity drives innovation in NFV architecture.

Imagine if we could easily order secure network services we want online in the same amount of time it takes to brew a cortado – just minutes. Imagine no more. Lots of excitement and energy continue to surround production deployments of innovative cloud-based network functions virtualization (NFV) services and it is getting even better as enterprise and consumers customers can order, customize, and manage their network services with just a few clicks of a mouse.

Our long-time partners, Swisscom, Verizon, Telefonica, and NTT are expanding their cloud services in an effort to offer enormous savings and agility to their business customers, and to become among first movers that capture their share of the IT as a Service (ITaaS) opportunity that research firms forecast to be worth more than $150 billion in 2020.

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Barcelona’s unique architecture by Spanish Catalan architect Gaudí

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Tune In: Fast, available and secure application delivery in telco NFV environments

Many telecommunications service providers are moving toward network function virtualization (NFV) as a way to implement flexible, scalable and secure application delivery. A move toward NFV means that software, rather than hardware, will be the deciding factor in the network performance of applications. We’ll be covering these topics and detail a combined, integrated solution offered by Red Hat and F5 Networks in an October 6 webinar delivered by Sandro Mazziotta, director of NFV product management at Red Hat and Paul Pindall, senior solution architect at F5 Networks.

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Code Healthy with OpenShift hackathon competition

Red Hat just rolled out our OpenShift Online (Next Generation) service — our container cloud offering. This cloud-based service is designed especially for developing Docker and Kubernetes-based container applications, and is a great tool for today’s booming healthcare technology industry.

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Read It: Utilizing a cloud-based open source solution can mean big savings for healthcare providers

Digital healthcare is driving improvements in patient care. But when you deliver digital healthcare on an open-source and cloud-enabled foundation, there’s opportunity for even more improvements, with innovation and cost efficiencies in the mix.

My colleague Gregory Mezo recently wrote an IT infrastructure feature in the June/July publication of “Canadian Healthcare Technology,” about this, noting that “every major cloud service today is underpinned by open source projects.”

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Rackspace with Red Hat OpenStack Platform: Better Together

The following post is reprinted with permission from Rackspace, a Red Hat partner. Red Hat and Rackspace are hosting an event during OpenStack East, Aug. 23-24 at the PlayStation Theater in New York City.

Rackspace with Red Hat OpenStack Platform: Better Together

By Daniel Sheppard –  July 20, 2016

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