View Your Future Telco Cloud at Red Hat Summit

Dell will be showcasing its Telecom Infrastructure Blocks for Red Hat at this year’s event.

Denver is the setting for this year’s Red Hat Summit, and where better than the Mile High City to get a closer look at the telco cloud of tomorrow? At this year’s summit, Dell Technologies will be showcasing its Telecom Infrastructure Blocks for Red Hat, a fully validated and integrated telco cloud solution for communications service providers (CSPs), developed in partnership with Red Hat. Infrastructure Blocks are the simplest, fastest and safest way for CSPs to accelerate their digital transformation and embrace the efficiency and innovation of containers, Kubernetes and cloud technologies for 5G services.

The biggest question for CSPs these days isn’t “Should we move to the cloud?” but “How do we get there?” Telecom Infrastructure Blocks answer that question by delivering a pre-integrated, pre-validated, cloud solution featuring telecom optimized hardware, the world’s leading cloud platform software, all backed by single-call, carrier grade support. Combining Red Hat’s industry-leading container software platform with Dell’s telco-grade servers enables CSPs to get the building blocks they need to create a scalable, secure cloud environment.

Meet Tomorrow’s Cloud Platform, Today

At Dell, we believe that open, scalable cloud solutions are the future of telecommunications. Earlier this year, attendees at Mobile World Congress had the opportunity to catch a glimpse of that future at Dell’s booth. If you missed us in Barcelona, our Infrastructure Blocks are back on display at this year’s Red Hat Summit. Featuring our latest 16G servers with 4th generation Intel Xeon processors, these are powerful building blocks you need to see for yourself.

At MWC, Dell also unveiled a suite of infrastructure automation tools that enables CSPs to easily provision, deploy, and manage their network infrastructure. The Dell Telecom Infrastructure Automation Suite supports the deployment and lifecycle management of servers from Dell and other manufacturers used in a telco cloud to make building, scaling and updating your cloud simple—or at least a lot simpler than it was before. Dell has integrated this Infrastructure Automation Suite into its Infrastructure Blocks to deliver out-of-the-box infrastructure configurations with built-in management that simplifies the design, deployment and lifecycle management of your cloud.

Building a Better Future Together

One of the key challenges that telecom operators face in deploying 5G workloads is ensuring they run smoothly and reliably on their cloud infrastructure. For 25 years, Dell and Red Hat have partnered to bring best-of-breed solutions to our customers. We also invite telecommunications ISVs and partners to test, validate and certify their software on Dell Infrastructure Blocks for Red Hat in our Open Telecommunications Ecosystem Lab (OTEL), a state-of-the-art testing facility with full on-site and remote testing capabilities for 5G networks. At MWC, we announced our Certification on Dell Telecom Infrastructure Blocks program. This program enables telecom software vendors to test and certify their 5G Core, OSS, BSS, vRAN and Open RAN software on Telecom Infrastructure Blocks to simplify system integration for CSPs.

The next few years will be critical for CSPs as they look to adapt their networks to transformative technologies such as containers, Kubernetes, automation and AI. The scope of that transformation can feel overwhelming, especially as telecommunications providers look to navigate in a world where traditional revenue sources are shrinking, and the shadows of disruption lurk in every corner. Moving to the cloud-native network is critical for CSPs to maintain agility and embrace new opportunities quickly—but it can also be costly because of the time, effort and risk associated with integrating, validating and deploying cloud technologies in a production network.

Dell is working together with partners like Red Hat to take the risk and complexity out of digital transformation. If you’re making the trek to Red Hat Summit this year, stop at Dell’s booth and spend some time in the cloud with us—you’ll agree the view is impressive.

Kevin Gray

About the Author: Kevin Gray

Kevin Gray leads marketing for Dell Technologies Telecom Systems Business Foundations solutions. He has more than 25 years of experience in telecommunications and enterprise IT sectors. His most recent roles include leading marketing teams for Dell’s telecommunications, enterprise solutions and hybrid cloud businesses. He received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and his MBA from Bentley University.  He was born and raised in the Boston area and is a die-hard Boston sports fan.