The theme of this year’s Red Hat Summit, “Open Your Perspective,” focuses on the importance of open-source solutions to address the challenges of the future. For Red Hat and many of its partners, this means building on the success of Red Hat OpenShift, which allows customers to build cloud-native architectures using Docker containers and Kubernetes orchestration on an open, Linux operating system.
Concepts like “open” and “best-of-breed” have been part of the enterprise and developer cloud dialogue for years but are relatively new to telecommunication providers. With the shift to 5G, communications service providers are now finding themselves thrust into a new world of containers, Kubernetes, and cloud-native network functions. It’s a world that can be a little scary for telecoms, especially with so much—millions of customers and billions of dollars invested in 5G spectrum—hanging in the balance. To meet this interest, Dell Technologies is collaborating with Red Hat and Intel to create a next-generation, open ecosystem for 5G cloud-native networks.
As a digital platinum sponsor at Red Hat Summit 2021, Dell Technologies is introducing our Red Hat OpenShift Reference Architecture for Telecom. The Dell Technologies Red Hat OpenShift Reference Architecture for Telecom provides an open-source cloud-native architecture developed specifically for telecommunications that features Red Hat’s software and Dell Technologies’ infrastructure. The design, developed by Dell and Red Hat, gives telecommunications providers an open, best-of-breed path to a cloud-native network to help accelerate their 5G network transformation. The solution is a foundational approach to a telecom-grade, cloud-native network that will allow Dell Technologies and its partners to build new telecom solutions on Red Hat OpenShift, the industry’s leading enterprise Kubernetes platform.