New Solutions Accelerate Network Cloud Transformation

Dell Technologies has announced new solutions to help communications service providers (CSPs) facilitate network cloud and operations transformation to achieve improved economics and agility, while maintaining network reliability.

Solutions announced include the Dell Telecom Infrastructure Automation Suite, software that automates deployment and management of multi-vendor telecom infrastructure for simpler, cost-effective operations. Based on open standards and APIs, the Automation Suite integrates seamlessly into the network and offers CSP’s the flexibility to deploy and manage their choice of infrastructure across distributed, multi-vendor environments.

In addition, Dell Telecom Infrastructure Block adds support for 5G core workloads at the edge and a Dell certification program for industry partners will speed validation of network technologies. This portfolio allows communications services providers to deploy a validated, consistent cloud platform from the core to the far edge of the network.  It also integrates with Dell’s Telecom Infrastructure Automation Suite, which provides an infrastructure management and orchestration framework that supports multi-vendor environments.

“The first step in network cloud transformation is installing the cloud infrastructure platform, both architecturally and operationally,” said Dennis Hoffman, senior vice president and general manager, Telecom Systems Business, Dell Technologies.

“It takes a team to successfully address the people, process and technology aspects of these programs,” Hoffman said. “We’re contributing not only our technology, but our years of cloud transformation experience to ecosystem partnerships with communication service providers around the world.”

Globe Telecom has tapped Dell’s Telecom Infrastructure Blocks for Red Hat as it undertakes its network cloud deployment. Globe Telecom will be able to improve their deployment time, increase the efficiency of network operations and provide faster validation of hardware and software compatibility. Dell collaborated with Amdocs in the Dell Open Telecom Ecosystem Lab, using Dell PowerEdge servers with Intel processors, to validate Amdocs Policy management software on Dell Telecom Infrastructure Blocks for Red Hat.

“We’re building an open, cloud-native network with multiple vendors, so we can deliver the best network experience for our customers,” said James Lim, vice president, core network planning, engineering and implementation, Globe Telecom.

“Testing and integrating various vendors demand too much of our time and budget,” he said.  “That’s why we’re now partnering with Dell Telecom Infrastructure Blocks to do the validation and testing for us, so we can focus on how we can use our modern network to deliver services and benefits for our customers.”

Dell Technologies Certification on Infrastructure Blocks is currently available. Dell’s Telecom Infrastructure Blocks for Red Hat enhancements, as well as the Dell Telecom Infrastructure Automation Suite are globally as of April 2024.