The future of ICT for enterprises and operators will be defined by open, modern architectures spanning NFV, hybrid cloud, containers and software-defined infrastructure (SDI). Sharing a belief in the might of open source, Red Hat and Ericsson are collaborating upstream to develop capabilities that address current and future needs of both enterprise and telco IT.

Looking back over the last decade and a little beyond, we have seen many architectural changes that have affected both the technology industry and the way that software and applications are consumed in industry verticals. The changes include  a move from a service-oriented architecture (SOA) to powerful integrations landscapes; the dawn of new programming languages and the rise of polyglot programming; and recently a more microservices-based and stateless approach. 

A common cloud infrastructure

Whether stateless or cloud native, today’s environments are being shaped by the movement towards software-defined datacenters and networks, as well as the promise of enlightened automation that will take us to the next level of DevOps. And looking ahead to 5G, automonous cars, the Internet of Things (IoT) and vertical-ready derived stacks and services, we can see that all will be backed by the same cloud infrastructure that consumers, operators and enterprises will use.

This is where two worlds meet for Ericsson and Red Hat. We both have rich experience in delivering computing and communications services to customers and, in turn, to their end users. Today we are collaborating on a shared vision for a future powered by open innovation. 

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Red Hat and Ericsson share a common belief in the might of open source to transform ICT and the value it brings to organizations. We believe that the future of ICT for enterprises and operators will be defined by open, modern architectures spanning hybrid cloud, containers, software-defined infrastructure (SDI) and NFV. To this end we recently announced our broad alliance aimed at enabling pervasive adoption of open source solutions to drive innovation based on OpenStack, containers, NFV, software-defined networking (SDN) and SDI. 

Ericsson’s expertise in hardware, software and services for the service provider industry comes together with Red Hat’s leadership in open, scalable, flexible and secure solutions for many kinds of organizations. Red Hat also now makes it our business to be a leader in OpenStack, which has become a go-to platform for telco and enterprise cloud deployments. Now, with our expanded collaboration, we are helping define the next generation of modern technology for all industries.

Red Hat and Ericsson collaborating upstream

Upstream is the innovation engine of open source, with communities of developers from different organizations working towards a common goal, finding fresh ways of solving challenges. Red Hat is collaborating with Ericsson upstream to develop capabilities that address current and future needs of both enterprise and telco IT.

We are participating in communities including OpenStack, OPNFV, and OpenDaylight. We work to harden and support the open source code developed in these projects to ensure security and performance in production, and we certify our technologies to work seamlessly with other hardware and software.

With this collaboration we aim to support our customers through their transformative journey to digitalize their own infrastructure and offer new digital services to their users. This is an exciting time for us as we work to help enable the backbone that many industries require today.

Please read more about the partnership between Ericsson and Red Hat:

Red Hat and Ericsson Announce Broad Alliance to Enable Pervasive Adoption of Open Source Solutions

Ericsson's Alliance with Red Hat

Cloud Infrastructure Partnerships

S.M. Shaaf, Principal Solution Architect EMEA, Red Hat

Shaaf is an opensource enthusiast helping customers adapt to opensource both on a strategic and technology level for the last 16 years. Starting off as a Software/Build engineer he has deployed many CI/CD environments and is an expert in driving applications/operational efficency projects, while today tools have matured and containers brings another perspective to CI/CD merged together with software defined data center the possibilities become endless. Shaaf currently works with Telecoms to bring agility to both application development and infrastructure.

S.M. Shaaf, Principal Solution Architect EMEA, Red Hat