The ever increasing demand for high-quality communication and exponential growth in smart phone subscribers has put a tremendous pressure on Telecom service providers (TSPs) to continuously upgrade backend infrastructure. TSPs are also in heated battle with over-the-top (OTT) service providers, like Google and Microsoft, to provide the unified communications (UC) services to the same consumer. Complicating matters further, TSPs must also contend with roaming service options and the reallocation of existing 3G voice spectrum to more efficient HSPA or LTE.
To meet this challenge of rapid growth in demand, traditional telco solutions are expensive and not easy to scale to growing demand. As a result TSPs are now beginning to utilize Network function virtualization (NFV) based virtual IP Multimedia Subsystems (vIMS). These vIMS reduce deployment and operating expenses while improving functionality and flexibility compared to traditional IMS solutions.
Dell, Intel, Red Hat and Metaswitch have partnered to develop a best of the breed vIMS solution. The solution is built on Dell PowerEdge servers, storage and switches. Red Hat software provides a secure and very scalable platform to deliver public or private Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions. Metaswitch provides vSBC technology to support voice/video calls as well as the analytics for real time statistical reporting.
To learn more about this solution, please see the vIMS solution brief from Dell and its partners. To schedule a demo of this turnkey setup, please reach out to NFV solutions team at Dell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Last but not least, more information on Dell NFV solutions can be found at www.Dell.com/NFV