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Dell EMC Helps Service Providers Modernize

Tom Burns

SVP Dell EMC Networking, Service Provider and Enterprise Infrastructure at Dell EMC

As traditional enterprises shift investments to enable their Digital Transformation and cloud delivery models, they increasingly rely on modernized, flexible and agile service providers. When I say service providers, I mean all types: communications service providers; cable multiple system operators; hosting/co-location providers; public cloud providers; vertical market cloud specialists; and consumer webtech providers.

To adapt to this shift, most service providers already are embarking on a transformation journey requiring new architectures and technologies. They are building differentiation into how they manage and operate the cloud services sold to their customers and how they interface with upstream services, partners, advertisers and digital content. This change is rich with opportunity.

First, these investments will help service providers build out their own operations and capabilities, so they can increase agility and speed time-to-service delivery to increase customer satisfaction. It will also enhance flexibility to address their customers’ digital transformation needs. Finally, these changes will help service providers to better position for cloud and as-a-service consumption models.

Dell EMC and the Dell Technologies family are investing to enable the modern service provider. We have deep experience with these models from our work with enterprises. We know what service providers need to evolve and what the future state should look like. This forms the basis of the expanded service provider partner program in the Dell EMC Partner Program and the newly created Dell EMC Service Provider Solutions Engineering Practice.

The Cloud Service Provider track in the 2017 Dell EMC Partner Program features an expanded go-to-market engine. Participating partners can leverage the program to create differentiated cloud services, shorten time-to-market and accelerate time-to-revenue. Key investments include strengthened partner compensation benefits, enhanced rewards for cloud resale partnering and increased Dell EMC sales and marketing investments.

The Dell EMC Service Provider Solutions Engineering Practice offers a wide range of tested and validated systems for various service provider use cases. The new validated systems include industry-leading compute, storage and open networking solutions, providing industry-standard building blocks that virtualize and automate workloads. Initially, we are focused on network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions for communications service providers:

  • For mobile operators
    • Dell EMC validated systems for virtual evolved packet core (vEPC) – delivered with Affirmed Networks to virtualize the functions required to converge voice and data on networks.
    • Dell EMC validated systems for virtual IP multimedia subsystem (vIMS) – delivered with MetaSwitch Networks to use IP for all packet communications – including email, fax, and direct messaging – over wireless and landlines.

 

  • For enterprise networks
    • Dell EMC validated systems for virtual customer premise equipment (vCPE) – delivered with Versa Networks to modernize CPE at branch sites to deliver network services such as routing, firewall security and intrusion detection from one virtualized system.
    • Dell EMC validated systems for software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) – delivered with Versa Networks to blend legacy multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) with public internet connections, making it easier and more efficient to add sites to the virtual private network as traffic patterns change.

 

No matter where you are on your transformation journey, Dell EMC can help. We have expertise in translating applications into infrastructure needs based on our deep institutional knowledge.  Additionally, we can be prescriptive where requested with our validated systems or flexible with infrastructure and platforms within an ecosystem of service provider suppliers. Let us know how we can help you.

Open Networking Delivers Break-Through Economics: ACG Research Validates New Architectures, Economics and Agility

Tom Burns

SVP Dell EMC Networking, Service Provider and Enterprise Infrastructure at Dell EMC

Communications Service Providers (CSPs) must adapt to a rapidly changing digital world. And many seek an architectural change away from proprietary and towards open systems to do so. Dell EMC has been leading the Open Networking charge, enabling this strategic shift by providing a path to greater service agility combined with break-through economics.

ACG Research published a report today validating a new breed of infrastructure rollouts and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) modernization projects.

The study findings

The findings overwhelmingly demonstrate the value of open, disaggregated and best-of-breed solutions compared to tightly integrated single-vendor systems. The study showcases the Dell EMC product portfolio as deployed in a production environment by a large Tier 1 CSP. Specifically, the ACG report highlights:

  • Up to 3X faster for service agility, enabled at 65% less cost
  • Up to 43% and 53% lower OPEX and CAPEX respectively
  • Up to 47% lower overall TCO

We view these figures as clear proof of the dramatic benefits of Open Networking, and should provide you with the confidence knowing that service innovation and agility plus profitability can be achieved as you invest to modernize your infrastructure.

The Dell EMC portfolio in action

This report is also an opportunity for us to highlight that the Dell EMC portfolio showcased; specifically the S6000-series and S4000-series Open Networking switches equipped with Big Switch Networks Big Cloud Fabric TM software; the PowerEdge R630, and the PowerVault MD3460; have met some of the most stringent Telco requirements for robustness, uncompromised performance; including, for example, NEBS Level 3 certification, combined with some of the most stringent security standards compliance for mission-critical verticals/applications

Summary and next steps

This study independently validates our strategy of delivering openness, service agility and break-through economics through infrastructure modernization.  At Dell EMC, we offer a continuum of deployment options with various degrees of integration, from “do-it-yourself” best-in class compute, storage and networking platforms, to fully-validated end-to-end solutions that can unlock new revenue streams.

I am confident that we can greatly enhance your ability to drive revenue, innovate faster and transform the economics of your infrastructure; while better preparing you for a wave of new applications, revenue and connectivity models.

Please visit our 2017 Mobile World Congress (MWC) site for more on related solutions and additional presentations on ACG Research’s findings.

Connecting the Modern Data Center with the New EMC Connectrix MDS-9718

Through its Connectrix brand, EMC delivers connectivity for the modern data center that enables a broad range of customer storage applications, from application environments like Oracle, SAP and Microsoft to backup, archiving, and disaster protection over distance. As customers move to all flash storage systems, it’s important to ensure that the storage network is updated to keep pace. Today we’re announcing the general availability of the new Connectrix MDS-9718, designed for the hyper consolidation requirements of the modern data center, which supports sixteen switching modules and 768 line rate 16Gb/s Fibre Channel ports. As the industry’s highest port density, “devops friendly” programmable director, it delivers both value and performance.

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EMC DSSD D5: New Tools to Transition to the Modern Data Center

John McCool

Senior Vice President & General Manager, DSSD, Emerging Technologies Division at Dell EMC

Just a few months ago we launched DSSD D5, Rack-Scale Flash solution, with game-changing all flash storage performance designed for these data intensive traditional and next generation applications. And today, we are announcing two major new capabilities in DSSD D5 that will enable customers to modernize their data centers and harness the business opportunities offered by the digital era.

In this digital era, businesses are under much greater pressure than ever to use their data strategically, accelerate data analysis and deliver insight that can drive growth. As a result, businesses are working to accelerate and optimize existing applications and develop new data-driven applications for the real-time world.

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Beyond Boundaries: ECM for the Digital Era

Rohit Ghai

President, Enterprise Content Division at Dell EMC

Each year, as part of EMC World, the Enterprise Content Division (ECD) hosts its annual Momentum user conference, where 1,000 customers and partners gather to share best practices, network, and hear what’s new and on the roadmap.

This year, we’ve taken the theme “BEYOND” to the extreme. From our #BeyondExcited pre-show Mo & Tim video series and extreme rock-climbing and mountain-elevated booth, to our virtual reality demo and 3D-like keynote, we’re going beyond anything we’ve done before.

But more importantly, we’re also going beyond tradition – breaking the norm for the enterprise content management (ECM) industry – and dramatically reinventing the way we support our customers and help them digitally transform.

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