About the blog

In this blog from Red Hat, we cover relevant topics, news, industry events, webinars and articles of interest spanning four our most important commercial segment verticals: telecommunications, financial services, healthcare and energy, oil & gas. We report on the pressing challenges these industries face and provide insights on how they can mitigate those challenges. Our cast of Red Hat executives and bloggers post regularly, informing you about Red Hat’s participation in upcoming events, posting related documents, and referencing research including videos, customer stories and articles of interest.

The telco blog is our featured blog within the Vertical Industries Blog for the telecommunications industry. The telecommunications blog focuses on such topics as transformation within the industry, NFV, SDN, mobile services, OpenStack and upcoming events of interest, while sharing Red Hat’s expertise to help your company achieve the agility, interoperability and cost-effectiveness you need to respond to rapidly changing industry demands.

The financial services blog focuses on key areas of interest to our customers in this segment, such as risk management, fraud management, a trading platform architecture, modern data center architectures and our financial services practice’s consulting services, with a focus throughout on security and reliability. We’ll explore how open source technologies such as OpenStack, Hadoop and Docker containers are providing financial services institutions with new opportunities to innovate.

The healthcare and life sciences blog focuses on key areas of interest, such as health information exchange through integration and automation, protecting sensitive data using advanced security features and high availability solutions, scale-out storage that supports structured and unstructured data, software-defined data centers, as well as helping your institution bridge private and public clouds.

The energy, oil & gas blog focuses on such topics as smart grids, transmission and distribution systems, industrial control systems like supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and business management software such as enterprise resource planning (ERP). We also look at legislative and regulatory influences, and explore technologies such as OpenStack, big data, predictive analytics, advanced security and high availability solutions, scale-out storage and more that can help energy, oil and gas companies adapt to rapidly changing business demands, manage risks and innovate to succeed.

We hope that you find this blog and the vertical industry content informative and useful. Most importantly, we don’t want this to be a one-sided conversation. We invite you—the readers—to comment, make observations, ask questions and share your stories.