5 Takeaways from KubeCon North America 2019

Virtualization Review | December 02, 2019

Cloud Native Computing Foundation's flagship Kubernetes (K8s) conference, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon (I will simply refer to as 'KubeCon' from here on), was held in San Diego Nov. 18-21, 2019. KubeCon continued its dramatic growth this year by selling out months in advance and drawing in over 12,000 attendees and 300 vendors, this is up 50 percent from last year. This conference is heavily developer-focused, but make no mistake -- all of the major IT vendors were represented: VMware had a huge presence, Red Hat was there representing IBM, and HPE announced their new Kubernetes-based Container Platform.

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The purpose of the Broadband Forum’s 5G FixedMobile Convergence (FMC) project is to provide the definitions and recommendations to enable 5G for Broadband networks – an area critical to the success of 5G - so that its market potential be fully realized. To do this, the Forum is conducting an in-depth investigation of requirements in this area. This paper introduces the work of the Forum’s 5G Project Stream relating to the FMC work in progress.

Spotlight

The purpose of the Broadband Forum’s 5G FixedMobile Convergence (FMC) project is to provide the definitions and recommendations to enable 5G for Broadband networks – an area critical to the success of 5G - so that its market potential be fully realized. To do this, the Forum is conducting an in-depth investigation of requirements in this area. This paper introduces the work of the Forum’s 5G Project Stream relating to the FMC work in progress.

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