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.

Adapting the networks of the future so they’re elastic, automated and well-managed.

If there’s one thing the digital age has shown us, it’s that business is moving faster. Digital providers are laser-focused and fully automated, and they’re deploying new apps and services as quickly as they can, sometimes in just minutes. No doubt, this has upped the ante for telecommunications companies. As such, downtime is more costly than ever, and reliability, availability and serviceability have to happen at cloud scale. At the recent Red Hat Summit 2016, held June 27-30 in San Francisco, I gave a presentation on what telco operators are looking for in cloud computing and how a Telco NFV Service Delivery Framework can meet their needs.

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.

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.”

Red Hat, others put the spotlight on healthcare IT during the RNC at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland.

Not long ago, during the Republican Nation Convention in Cleveland, Red Hat and a number of tech companies showcased an industry initiative, the Global Center for Health Innovation at the HIMSS Innovation Center. The companies, and the center, used the opportunity to raise the profile of healthcare information technology (HIT) among attendees of the convention.

Lenovo + Red Hat: Meeting telcos’ NFV needs with an OpenStack platform

Red Hat and Lenovo have a history of working together to deliver open source solutions that meet the critical security and reliability requirements of businesses. The two companies are at it again. Lenovo recently announced an initiative, to develop integrated open source solutions specifically for the telecommunications industry. These solutions will provide the backbone for rich mobile content, 5G networks and IoT workloads, according to Lenovo, and Lenovo says it plans to work with Red Hat to develop a certified solution stack based on Red Hat’s network function virtualization (NFV) platform, built on Red Hat OpenStack Platform.

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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It shouldn’t take patients to open data sharing

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I had the opportunity for an insightful discussion with John Santa and Amy Fellows from OpenNotes at the Red Hat Summit 2016. Santa was responding to my curiosity around the plausibility of technology being used to address some of the cultural challenges around open data sharing in the healthcare ecosystem.

Tune In: How to accelerate development of a carrier-class NFV MANO solution

An open source cloud management platform (CMP) can help accelerate the development of a carrier-class network function virtualization (NFV) management and orchestration (MANO) subsystem. There are also NFV orchestration (NFVO) capabilities that support orchestration and automation of modern cloud-native applications. And while virtualized infrastructure management (VIM) within the MANO subsystem of the ETSI NFV reference architecture has been converging around OpenStack, solutions and standards for virtualized network functions manager (VNFM) and NFV orchestrator (NFVO) functions continue to emerge.

Read It: Beyond EHR – how IT infrastructure modernization is transforming healthcare

In an era of electronic healthcare records (EHR), new IT capabilities and next-generation communications are driving innovation within the healthcare industry like never before. Gartner’s 2016 healthcare predictions, as summarized in a paper published in April of this year, illustrate the substantial role IT has in driving innovation in healthcare, as IT shifts from being a supporter to a driver of modernization and innovation. But how should the industry plan for this?