Dell Advances Telecom Self-Certification with PowerEdge XR8000 Test Line

Dell Technologies Telecom Self-Certification on PowerEdge XR8000 drives telecom innovation in our Open Telecom Ecosystem Lab.

Foster Innovation through Dell Technologies Self-Certification Program

In the dynamic landscape of telecommunications, ensuring software compatibility with cutting-edge hardware is crucial. Dell Technologies recognized this need and created the Telecom Partner Self-Certification program, empowering independent software vendors (ISVs), network equipment providers (NEPs) and telecom start-ups to validate their software on Dell’s telecom-grade infrastructure. The latest addition to this program is the Dell PowerEdge XR8000 series test line incorporating the PowerEdge XR8620t server, designed specifically for telecom workloads.

The PowerEdge XR8000 is a game-changer for telecom vendors. The server is a robust 2U server chassis that combines power and versatility. Equipped with the latest 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, it delivers exceptional performance for demanding applications across the telecom ecosystem. Whether it’s OSS, BSS, core, edge, security or other telecom workloads, the PowerEdge XR8000 rises to the challenge.

The PowerEdge XR8000 supports a rugged design with its advanced cooling and power efficiency technologies to ensure reliable operation even in the most adverse scenarios. Its modular flexibility also allows for easy customization. After completion of self-certification on industry standard test lines, telecom vendors can tailor the server configuration to their specific use cases, incorporating GPUs, NICs and storage options. This flexibility ensures optimal performance for diverse telecom workloads.

Qualifying Assurance of Telecom Partner Software Workloads

At the heart of the Telecom Partner Self-Certification program is our Open Telecom Ecosystem Lab (OTEL). Here, ISVs, NEPs and telecom start-ups can test their software on Dell’s latest telecom equipment using predefined test cases and scenarios. OTEL provides a low-touch, automated environment for self-certification. The introduction of the new test line reaffirms OTEL’s commitment to provide access to cutting-edge hardware by granting telecom vendors access to the PowerEdge XR8000 and other next generation Dell PowerEdge servers without cost or commercial commitments. By validating their software on these platforms, telecom software vendors ensure compatibility and stability. The PowerEdge XR8000’s performance capabilities empower them to optimize their applications for telecom use cases.

The “Dell Technologies Telecom Certified” Badge

Upon successful completion of self-certification, the telecom partner will receive the official “Dell Technologies Telecom Certified” badge. This badge signifies that the quality of their software meets key test capabilities required by communications service providers (CSPs). It assures CSPs that the software is ready for stable deployment on Dell’s telecom server platforms.

The PowerEdge XR8000 and the OTEL program are driving telecom innovation. ISVs, NEPs and telecom start-ups gain confidence in their software, and CSPs benefit from validated solutions. As the telecom landscape evolves, Dell Technologies remains committed to fostering an open and modern ecosystem. Join us on this journey, and let’s shape the future of telecom together.

Abdul Khader Thakkadi

About the Author: Abdul Khader Thakkadi

Abdul is the Senior Director of Telecom Solutions Engineering and Open Telcom Ecosystem Labs (OTEL) at Dell.  He is driving innovation that helps communication service providers to modernize their network with open, industry-standard, and a cloud-native telecom solutions.  Abdul is a passionate technology leader with over 25 years of experience in building networking and telecom products and solutions. Prior to Dell Technologies, he served various roles in product development engineering and customer experience at Cisco, Brocade Communications and Extreme Networks. Abdul holds an MBA from Saint Mary’s College of California, and a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India.