The profound effect of digital transformation now felt by the modern service provider is equally exciting and fraught with uncertainty. As business leaders grapple with digital transformation across IT, workforce and security operations, information and preparation is the key.
The service provider industry—collectively, communications service providers, cloud service providers, managed hosting providers and enterprise/consumer web tech companies—is not immune to the effects of digital transformation. In fact, many providers are in the unique position of needing to embark on their own form of a digital transformation—transforming their own operations and infrastructure, transforming how they interface with upstream partners, advertisers and digital content, and transforming the downstream services they offer to enterprise and consumers.
See how Dell EMC and partners can help you address this transformation across your service provider business, technology and operations.
VMware Integrated OpenStack is a VMware-supported OpenStack distribution (distro) that makes it easier for IT to run a production-grade OpenStack-based deployment on top of their existing VMware infrastructure. Building on their existing expertise, VMware administrators can foster innovation and agility by providing their developers with simple vendor-neutral OpenStack APIs on top of VMware’s best-of-breed Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) infrastructure. Key administration capabilities, including install, upgrade, troubleshooting, and cost-visibility are provided via deep integration with already familiar VMware management tools, enabling fast time to innovation and lower total cost of ownership.
VMware vCloud Director® orchestrates the provisioning of software-defined data center services as complete virtual data centers that are ready for consumption in a matter of minutes. Virtual data centers provide virtualized compute, networking, storage, and security that can be provisioned to make relevant workloads operational in minutes. Software-defined data center service and the virtual data centers fundamentally simplify infrastructure provisioning, and enable IT to move at the speed of business.
VMware vRealize® Suite delivers a comprehensive cloud management platform designed to deliver and manage IT services across private, public, and hybrid clouds. vRealize speeds up the delivery of IT services through automation and pre-defined policies, providing high levels of agility and flexibility for developers and lines of business while maintaining governance and control. vRealize supports service delivery and service lifecycle management across heterogeneous application environments that are a mix of both traditional and container based applications.
Dell EMC Service Assurance Suite provides the deep visibility and insight IT operations needs to ensure consistent service levels for applications and services delivered from software-defined data centers. These insights enable IT operations to visualize, analyze, and optimize availability, performance, and configurations of cross-domain physical and virtual environments, before business services are impacted.
The Dell EMC Networking OS10 Enterprise Edition is a Network Operating System supporting multiple architectures and environments. The networking world is moving from a monolithic stack to a pick-your-own-world. The OS10 solution is designed to allow multi-layered disaggregation of the network functionality. While OS10 contributions to Open Source provide users freedom and flexibility to pick their own 3rd party networking, monitoring, management and orchestration applications, OS10 Enterprise Edition bundles industry hardened networking stack featuring standard L2 and L3 protocols over a standard and well accepted CLI interface.
VMware NSX® is the network virtualization and security platform for the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC), delivering the operational model of a virtual machine for entire networks. With NSX, network functions including switching, routing, and firewalling are embedded in the hypervisor and distributed across the environment. This effectively creates a “network hypervisor” that acts as a platform for virtual networking and security services. Similar to the operational model of virtual machines, virtual networks are programmatically provisioned and managed independently of underlying hardware. NSX reproduces the entire network model in software, enabling any network topology—from simple to complex multitier networks—to be created and provisioned in seconds. Users can create multiple virtual networks with diverse requirements, leveraging a combination of the services offered via NSX to build inherently more secure environments.
High-performance 10/25/40/50/100GbE multi-rate top-of-rack open networking fixed switch
32xQSFP28 ports enabling cost effective 10/25/40/50/100GbE multi-rate port switching
1RU high-density 10/25/40/50/100GbE fixed form factor switch with choice of up to 32 ports of 100GbE, 64 ports of 50GbE, 32 ports of 40GbE, 128 ports of 25GbE or 128 ports of 10GbE plus 2 ports 1/10GbE SFP+
Up to 6.4Tbps of switching I/O bandwidth (full duplex) available and non-blocking cut-through switching fabric delivering line-rate performance under full load with sub usec latency
Scalable L2 and L3 Ethernet switching with QoS and a full complement of standards-based IPv4 and IPv6 features, including OSPF and BGP routing support
L2 multipath support via Virtual Link Trunking (VLT) and multiple VLT (mVLT) multi-chassis link aggregation technology
VRF-lite enables sharing of networking infrastructure and provides L3 traffic isolation across tenants
Open Automation Framework adding automated configuration and provisioning capabilities to simplify the management of network environments
Jumbo frame support for large data transfers
128 link aggregation groups with up to eight members per group, using enhanced hashing
Redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and fans
I/O panel to power supply airflow or power supply to I/O panel airflow
Tool-less enterprise ReadyRails™ mounting kits reducing time and resources for switch rack installation
Power-efficient operation up to 45°C helping reduce cooling costs in temperature-constrained deployments
VMware vSphere®, the industry-leading virtualization platform, fuels digital transformation by delivering a simplified customer experience, comprehensive built-in security, and a universal app platform. vSphere provides a highly available, resilient, on-demand infrastructure that is the ideal foundation of any cloud environment.
VMware vSphere® with Operations Management™ can help achieve your unique business needs by delivering virtualization with intelligent operations management, purpose-built to get the best performance, availability and efficiency from your infrastructure and applications from day one.
• Run any app, on any cloud
• Streamlined administration
• Operationally simple, policy-driven security
• Intelligent operations management and automation
• 53% reduction in cost of IT infrastructure management
• 54% decrease in downtime of tier-one applications
• 2.4X return on investment, within a year
• 30% improvement in visibility, availability, capacity utilization, and user satisfaction with IT
Highly optimized air flow design enables tremendous configuration flexibility and industry-leading energy efficiency
Out of band management architecture facilitates rapid bare metal deployment and remediation regardless of OS state
Embedded SupportAssist reduces troubleshooting and downtime with embedded diagnostics and automated case creation
Get up to 4x performance increase for common management tasks with iDRAC9’s new dual-core ARM processor (compared with iDRAC8)
Use the same next-generation of embedded automation to standardize BIOS and secure boot configuration, firmware updates, server asset inventory, health monitoring, and power/reset control across all PowerEdge servers
Proactive automated support embedded resolves issues up to 90% faster
Fully signed firmware updates; embedded trust only allows authenticated code to run
Security lockdown that protects your server configuration and firmware (BIOS, iDRAC, & RAID) from malicious changes
Secure instant erase for HDDs, SSDs, NVMs
New, more secure unique default password
Redfish, new REST-based management API, is more secure and scalable than legacy IPMI.
Accelerate infrastructure modernization with VMware vSAN™ to make IT a strategic, cost-effective advantage for your company. By powering the leading Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) solutions, vSAN helps customers evolve their data center without risk, control IT costs and scale to tomorrow’s business needs. vSAN, native to the market-leading hypervisor, delivers flash-optimized, secure storage for all of your critical vSphere workloads. vSAN is built on industry-standard x86 servers and components that help lower TCO by up to 50% versus traditional storage. It delivers the agility to easily scale IT and offers the industry’s first native HCI encryption.
New enhanced stretched clusters and intelligent, 1-click operations further lower costs for affordable site protection (50% less than leading traditional solutions) and simple day-to-day management. Seamless integration with VMware vSphere® and the entire VMware stack makes it the simplest storage platform for virtual machines—whether running business-critical databases, virtual desktops or next-generation applications.