Dell Technologies is increasing its commitment to Open Telecom Ecosystem solutions. Among other things, there will be new Telecom Infrastructure Blocks for Red Hat technology, hardware in the form of PowerEdge servers, a Private Wireless program and the establishment of a Dell Open Telecom Ecosystem Lab in Ireland.
Dell Technologies has been expanding its business into the telecom world. Last fall, it announced the arrival of Infrastructure Building Blocks for cloud-based telecom environments and solutions.
These Infrastructure Building Blocks are pre-integrated, validated, customized and pre-packaged hardware and software packages. The solutions are based on open telecom standards like vRAN and Open RAN. The packages form the basis for specific cloud-based telecom use cases. Consider a directly applicable package for setting up a (private) 5G network.
Expansion of telecom solutions
Dell Technologies recently announced an expansion of its Open Telecom Infrastructure Blocks. This time, the tech giant is introducing a building block for technologies from Red Hat. With the set of predefined tools and products, telecom operators can more easily use Red Hat solutions to deliver the requested 5G Core and Radio Access Network (RAN) workloads.
The suite of tools, hardware, software and subscriptions to additional services should especially help using Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes. All to improve the operational flexibility and efficiency of operators’ (5G) network infrastructure.
New Dell PowerEdge servers and Wireless program
Another new set of applications for telecom operators involves the introduction of several specific Dell PowerEdge servers for “open” telecom networks. According to Dell Technologies, the Dell PowerEdge XR8000, XR7620 and XR5610 servers are designed specifically for telecom, OpenRAN and mobile edge workloads.
The modular servers run on Intel Xeon Scalable processors and feature zero trust and Smart Cooling technology. Servers equipped with Intel vRAN Boost no longer require an additional accelerator card. They, therefore, save an additional 20 percent on computing power, further reducing TCO.
The introduction of the Dell Private Wireless Program allows telecom operators and enterprises to use pre-validated private wireless solutions. The tech giant works with partners within the program to deliver private wireless solutions, such as for private 5G networks. These solutions are based on open architectures and have been previously tested and validated by Dell Technologies.
Coming of development labs
Finally, Dell Technologies will establish new labs to test its Open Telecom Ecosystem. For example, a Dell Open Telecom Ecosystem Lab is now opening in Ireland. This research center was developed based on Dell Open Telecom Ecosystem Lab Validation Services. With the services, the tech giant offers customers design consulting and validation, helps operators and companies eliminate risk and launch new (telecom) solutions and services faster.
The Dell Telecom Infrastructure Blocks for Red Hat will be available worldwide in the second half of this year. The new PowerEdge servers will be available starting in May this year. The Dell Open Telecom Ecosystem Lab Validation Services will be available in the first half of 2023. Customers can already take advantage of Dell Private Wireless solutions with various partners.
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