Telco demos at Red Hat Summit 2017 showcase modern IT infrastructure solutions.

There will be so much to do at this year’s Red Hat Summit in Boston. So, we wanted to draw your attention to three telco demonstrations—all of which showcase solutions designed to give communications service providers the automation, management and performance they need as they transform their IT infrastructures with software-defined, open-source data centers and networks.

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Join us: Best practices for deploying NFV

Network functions virtualization (NFV) has revolutionized the way communications providers operate and deliver services. With a virtualized network infrastructure, service providers are able to move beyond traditional, proprietary hardware and achieve greater efficiency and agility, and reduce operational costs. However, the need to accommodate a wide range of potentially conflicting performance and reliability requirements on the same platform can be complex. Join us at the 2017 Red Hat Summit, May 2-4 in Boston, for a presentation on best practices for successfully deploying NFV.

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Join us: Learn how Verizon containerized legacy applications on OpenShift

Legacy applications—which can stand in the path of revenue generation, particularly for telcos who need flexibility and agility to keep up with market demands—remain at the core of most enterprises today. While replacing these monoliths with modern architectures such as microservices and containers isn’t an easy “rip and replace” endeavor, there are paths to modernization that work. To explore best practices for modernizing your application portfolio, join us at this year’s Red Hat Summit, May 2-4 in Boston, for a presentation on how Verizon containerized the company’s legacy applications on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

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Financial Services Leaders — Shipping up to Boston for Red Hat Summit 2017

Red Hat Summit is less than two weeks away but, don’t worry, there’s still time to register! Don’t miss the opportunity to join more than 600 financial services industry leaders from around the world in Boston on May 2-4 for engaging sessions on open source innovation in financial services, expert keynotes, and tons of networking opportunities!

I am especially looking forward to the Financial Services Breakout on Tuesday, May 2 from 3:30-5:30pm, in Room 209 of Boston’s beautiful Convention & Exhibition Center.  Red Hat continues to see strong demand for our leading-edge technologies including the use of containers and OpenShift within financial services. Our hope is that the Financial Services Breakout will give you a great opportunity to share best practices around how open source is powering innovation at your organization while building collaborative relationships you can take back from Summit.

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Red Hat at NAB Show, where open source meets video, media, and entertainment.

The NAB Show, a massive media and technology convention, is just around the corner and Red Hat will be there—we’ve got a booth and will demonstrate network functions virtualization (NFV), edge Internet of things (IoT), content storage, and content delivery network (CDN) management solutions all based on open source. We’ll also take the stage to talk video delivery technologies. Held at the Las Vegas Convention Center April 22-27, the NAB Show is something you don’t want to miss and we hope you join us for Red Hat’s events there.

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Join us: Security, audits, compliance and cryptography at Red Hat Summit 2017

Among the many challenges telco IT departments have is keeping up with the necessary security and compliance audits to safeguard their systems. And those challenges persist whether the IT environment is physical, virtual, in the cloud, uses containers, or some combination thereof. At this year’s Red Hat Summit in Boston, May 2-4, you’ll have the chance to learn how to mitigate those challenges and the security risks they pose. And you’ll get an inside look at how to establish and secure network communications with the cryptographic components of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

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Red Hat partners talk telco transformations during keynotes at Red Hat Summit 2017.

Telecommunications companies have reached a crossroad: fundamentally change their IT infrastructures or stay the course with legacy systems struggling to keep up with next-gen applications like the Internet of things (IoT) and big data, customers’ insatiable demand for mobility and bandwidth, and competitive threats from the new breed of communications service providers (CSPs) moving in. Telcos know this, and most are already digitally transforming their data centers and end-to-end networks. Join us at Red Hat Summit 2017 May 2-4 in Boston for four can’t-miss keynotes that spotlight the technologies, strategies and best practices at the center of these digital transformations.

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Join us: Best practices for successfully deploying network functions virtualization

No doubt, the network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) market is fast-growing and much of its early growth is being driven by communications service providers who are making the technologies part of their strategic priorities. In fact, Technology Business Report estimates the NFV and SDN market will reach as much as $158 billion by 2021. To get the most out of NFV, join us at this year’s Red Hat Summit, May 2-4 in Boston, for a presentation on best practices for successfully deploying NFV.

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The future of blockchain — how can financial institutions embrace it and win?

In my last blog, we discussed the potential of blockchain and some of the interesting partnerships cropping up to explore the variety of uses within financial services. This blog will discuss the many ways that financial institutions can plan for and capitalize on blockchain.  As we discussed, blockchain represents a significant shift in the way financial transactions are executed, and it will likely take time for financial institutions to fully account for the benefits and risks that blockchain has in store. But, the motivation is real — blockchain technology could save financial institutions tremendous amounts of money and time!

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Join us: How to build an event monitoring data pipeline for storage microservices

As telcos continue to scale their cloud deployments, they are also seeking ways to streamline operational control by managing these systems with a higher degree of predictability. At Red Hat Summit 2017, May 2-4 in Boston, join us for a presentation on ways to do just that.

 

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