Ed. Note: This blog was authored by Stephen Rousset, Distinguished Engineer and Director of Architecture, Dell Extreme Scale Infrastructure

Emerging competitive pressures and customer demands mean that IT infrastructure must serve today’s needs while accelerating tomorrow’s ideas. Carriers and service providers, however, know that the status quo comes up short because conventional IT infrastructure can’t always measure up to new expectations. Many organizations are already struggling to keep up with data growth, maximize infrastructure utilization rates and accelerate new service delivery. To make matters worse, the emerging need for on-demand dynamic services, the Internet of Things (IoT), and 5G network rollouts will push legacy infrastructures to the breaking point.

Old ideas won’t work – it’s time for something new. In order to stay competitive, carriers and service providers are moving from legacy systems to next-generation infrastructure, and are being influenced by hyperscale architectures based on open designs. Dell understands this path given our long history of working with the largest cloud giants, and at Mobile World Congress we’re offering an early look into how Dell’s ESI (Extreme Scale Infrastructure) group is enabling this future for the telecommunications industry and cloud service providers.

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