Dell EMC and VMware announces that the two parties have pre-integrated and pre-validated Dell EMC cloud infrastructure hardware and the OpenStack-ready VMware vCloud NFV platform. It aims to accelerate time of deployment and help reduce the overall cost of production network functions virtualisation (NFV) for communications service providers.
The Dell EMC NFV Ready Bundle for VMware will help make it easier for CSPs to build their own operational readiness clusters and design their initial offerings for end user customers. The pre-validated solution minimizes adoption time and significantly reduces time to service.
The solution is built based on the need for virtualised infrastructure that is able to deliver a turnkey offering and can be fully customized to meet specific deployment requirements.
With the Dell EMC NFV Ready Bundle for VMware, customers will have the option of deploying the integrated offering with either VMware Integrated OpenStack-Carrier Edition or VMware vCloud Director as the virtual infrastructure manager.
As for service providers, the Dell EMC Ready Solutions Portfolio contains a family of pre-validated, pre-tested solutions geared expressly to accelerate production-ready, revenue-generating environments. The portfolio includes Ready Nodes comprising of individual Dell EMC platforms, which are typically PowerEdge servers based on Intel® Xeon processors, outfitted with ecosystem partner software and Ready Bundles, consisting of multiple Dell EMC combined with its ecosystem partner software.
“Service providers around the globe believe NFV will deliver benefits in automation, service agility for new revenues, operational efficiency, and capex savings,” states Michael Howard, Senior Research Director and Advisor, Carrier Networks, IHS Markit. “Many carriers are now moving from NFV proof-of-concepts and lab evaluations into field trials and commercial deployments. This trend will only accelerate with new NFV offerings such as the one introduced by Dell EMC and VMware.”
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