Addressing telco service providers’ requirements with Open Source

Turn on the faucet (tap) and you expect water to flow evenly, not sputter. Turn on the light switch and you expect the light to shine, not flicker. Pick up the phone and you expect dial-tone and the ability to dial a number and hear the other person, not silence. This creates a consumer expectation of “always available.”

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Industry consolidation, new applications advance big data challenges and opportunities in healthcare.

Market consolidation and new applications such as electronic medical records and data analytics are expanding big data’s role in the healthcare industry, and that is a big deal. After all, the data amounts and types are growing at much faster rates, which create both challenges and opportunities.

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Join Red Hat in a webinar on building scalable, interoperable, reliable and secure smart grids.

A smart grid is a complex network that intelligently carries electricity from the plants where it is generated to consumers, using sensor-enable devices, two-way digital communications, remote control and automation and other technologies. It requires the ability to scale to millions of devices, systems, and people—and the interoperability to connect them all—while maintaining stringent levels of security. In a webinar July 22, Red Hat executives will detail how open source and open standards can help the utility ecosystem build the devices, systems, and solutions to complete a smart grid that scales, interoperates and is reliable and secure.

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Tune in: Light Reading and Red Hat talk open source and NFV in upcoming webinar

Telcos are looking to network functions virtualization (NFV) to help them migrate to cloud-based networks. NFV borrows a page from the virtualization playbook by decoupling network services from the physical hardware and substituting network appliances with software running on commercial servers. Open source has a role here, and you can learn more in this webinar July 22, hosted by Light Reading and sponsored by Red Hat.

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Energy, Oil & Gas join the Red Hat Vertical Industries Blog!

In Red Hat’s Vertical Industries blog, we’re adding another important commercial segment: energy— encompassing utilities and smart grid as well as oil and gas. For companies in these industries, business is not for the faint of heart. These markets are operating in global economic turmoil, undulating price swings, increased competition, and ever-changing regulatory environments.

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Want to lead in the fiercely competitive financial services market? Invest in open, hybrid clouds with SDN.

Perhaps no vertical illustrates volatility and global competitiveness better than the financial services industry. The global recession has taken its toll; slow growth, customer distrust and a more aggressive regulatory environment. Financial services companies need modern technologies that foster dynamic business operations—technologies like open, hybrid clouds with software-defined networking (SDN) that provide responsive and reliable infrastructures so financial services companies can succeed in today’s global, competitive, regulated and highly dynamic market.

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Determining the right application architecture for a successful OpenStack cloud

Moving applications to the cloud is where things start to get interesting. That’s because applications designed for traditional IT infrastructures are fundamentally different than those designed for cloud. After all, cloud isn’t just cheap virtualization. Applications really need to be re-architected for the cloud, otherwise all of cloud’s benefits won’t be realized.

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Red Hat Summit news recap: mobile apps, containers, and Linux winning the data center

At last week’s Red Hat Summit, there was plenty of news for companies across industries, including financial services, telecommunications and healthcare firms—and the news reflects Linux’, and open source’s, place in the data center. As Red Hat’s Paul Cormier, executive VP and president, products and technologies, told attendees, “Linux has won in the data center. Now on to the rest of IT.”

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