Healthcare organizations continue to experience big change and opportunity, and there’s a lot to consider – from security and privacy to patient financing and new assistive technologies. Often it helps to check in with partners and providers for insights, advice and support. Here at Red Hat, our healthcare team is ready to provide that, and is gearing up for a busy fall conference season. In fact, it’s already begun with this week’s Security Summit Week Healthcare Day at HIMSS in Cleveland!
What do telcos think of open source, OpenStack and Red Hat? If you ask Swisscom, all three are helping to deliver modern, highly-scalable cloud platforms. In fact, Swisscom says since deploying Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Virtualization as the basis of its new cloud infrastructure, the company is able to develop and deliver new digital products faster and more efficiently.
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.
Kick off OpenStack Summit Barcelona with an evening of network functions virtualization (NFV) insight and networking at Red Hat’s NFV Mini-Summit on October 23, 2016, at 4 p.m. Join Red Hat, our customers, our partners and Heavy Reading telecom analyst Rosalyn Roseboro for the unveiling of her carrier grade 2.0 research results around NFV and NFV-I platforms. (Did you know 90 percent of telcos are already defining their NFV strategy, planning to execute on it, or already doing so?)
The information and communications technology (ICT) market is transforming. Driven in large part by billions of mobile devices and connections around the world, the Internet of Things (IoT), mobile video and other modern communications, service providers are revamping their infrastructures to be more agile, open and scalable – and ready to support this brave new world. To that end, Red Hat and Ericsson have announced a broad alliance to deliver fully open source and production-ready cloud infrastructure, spanning OpenStack, software-defined networking (SDN) and software-defined infrastructure (SDI).
Storage has always been an important focus for telecommunications companies, and it’s no different today. Distributed data, virtualization and cloud are all putting new demands on storage. To dig deeper into these topics, Red Hat is hosting a full-day event at New York’s Eventi Hotel on October 20 to discuss the latest trends and best practices for building distributed storage systems using Ceph and Gluster.
If you are a movie buff like me, you would have tried out six degrees of Kevin Bacon to find your shortest path to the actor of your choice — Bacon included. The actual route to Bacon is not predetermined and can vary depending upon your own network of acquaintances, which can change and potentially grow over time. What if you had the ability to select and configure the optimal path including the acquaintances? More to the point, what if you had an assurance that these acquaintances were inherently secure, with built-in trust? Not just a network of connections, but a Circle of Trust? Say hello to blockchains and join me as I share my thoughts from an enlightening conversation I had with Ian Hood, chief architect, Global Service Provider, Red Hat.
Can NetVirt — an open source network virtualization platform within OpenDaylight — be used to easily create and manage virtual networks in an OpenStack cloud environment? Well, that’s its goal!
It’s really no surprise to us that so many telecommunications companies are eyeing OpenStack. After all, the open source software platform gives them a path towards virtualized network platforms using network functions virtualization (NFV), software-defined networking (SDN) and cloud. But don’t just take our word for it. A new survey, conducted by Heavy Reading and commissioned by the OpenStack Foundation, confirms it: 86 percent of global telcos consider OpenStack essential or important to their success.
Just a few weeks ago, I made my first visit to the CDM Media CIO Energy Summit to moderate a roundtable on the relevance of IT to the energy industry. To kick off the summit, Dr. Steve Pratt, CTO of Centerpoint, gave a passionate and energizing keynote. His message? IT and its critical role in adding value to business. I couldn’t agree more.
“Strategy has become the single most important document,” asserted Pratt, effectively reinforcing the point about the vital need to realize value out of technology. Pratt’s keynote highlighted several best practices that can be adopted for IT to continuously add value and be relevant to the business.