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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.

Forrester Evaluates the Value of EMC Converged Platforms for Data Center Modernization

Bob Wambach

Vice President, Marketing, Converged Platforms Division at Dell EMC
Bob Wambach is Vice President, Marketing of the Converged Platforms Division of Dell EMC. Wambach is responsible for marketing CPSDs portfolio of converged infrastructure, converged solutions and services offerings. Wambach joined VCE in 2010, having previously led marketing for Dell EMC’s Enterprise Storage Division. Prior to Dell EMC, Wambach spent over 20 years in multiple technical, management and executive roles in high technology companies.

IT decision makers are increasingly asking the simple question, “Why build what you can buy?” as they seek to modernize data center environments. For many, this means a shift of some workloads to public cloud offerings, and a thoughtful IT transformation path for on-premise infrastructure. With a broad portfolio of converged and hyper-converged infrastructure platforms – VCE Vblock, VxBlock and VxRack Systems, and VxRail Appliances – EMC enables customers to optimize a hybrid cloud to achieve better business outcomes. Today I am pleased to announce the availability of a new study conducted by Forrester Consulting, commissioned by VCE, the Converged Platforms Division of EMC. This study provides insight on how customers can evaluate converged or hyper-converged infrastructure from financial and business perspectives.

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