Unlocking the Power of Open Networking– A Customer Perspective

Open Networking is fundamentally disruptive technology, giving rise to new architectures and capabilities inside today’s modern Data Center, while helping to lower capital and operational expenses. This webinar will feature athenahealth, a publicly traded American company providing cloud-based services for health care and point-of-care mobile apps. Hear how Open Networking is helping athenahealth address key technical and business challenges in their Data Centers, and gain first-hand insights into their experiences.

When you watch this webinar you will:

  • Gain insight into athenahealth’s perspective on Open Networking and the initiatives they have underway
  • Learn about the challenges/problems Open Networking addresses versus traditional Networking solutions
  • Hear what athenahealth would like see from the industry and the ‘open’ community moving forward
  • Find out more about Dell EMC’s solutions in this space and how they can help your real-world business and technical challenges

Quantifying the Economic Advantages of Open Architecture NFV Designs

ACG Research recently completed a Total Cost of Ownership study of a prominent Tier 1 operator who carried out a broad transition to NFV using open, modular, best of breed design and software driven processes at many layers of operation.

In this webinar, we heard one of the industry’s leading analysts share results from one of the first studies that quantifies the benefits and impact from one of the largest Telco infrastructure modernization project in the world.

In addition, we heard from domain experts at ACG Research, Red HatDell EMCF5 Networks, and Big Switch Networks discuss how each vendor contributed to the open architecture design that led to the Tier 1 operator’s successful deployment of NFV.

Edge Computing in the Age of Hyperscale

Hyperscale cloud vendors have dominated IT news coverage for the last five+ years as they’ve set the standard for datacenter efficiency, agility and management. But now edge computing is trending. This on-webinar looks at edge computing, how it is defined, and how service providers, carriers and hyperscale companies all have unique infrastructure advantages and challenges when it comes to delivering on the promise of the edge.

Hear directly from the Dell EMC senior engineers who helped Dell emerge as a hyperscale leader nearly a decade ago, and learn how those best practices and learnings can be applied to edge environments. When it comes to edge computing, no two companies are the same and no two environments are alike. Explore how the Dell EMC Extreme Scale Infrastructure (ESI) division can help carriers and service providers execute against their vision and strategy, and build edge computing infrastructure offerings designed to their specific needs.

Finally, get an inside look at some of the latest offerings from ESI and how they can help you transform infrastructure at the edge:

  • Dell EMC’s architecture leaders will showcase ESI’s latest rack scale infrastructure, offered to service providers who need open, scalable and consistent infrastructure from the edge to the core.
  • Dell EMC engineers will discuss their approach and philosophy to designing and building micro Modular Data Centers – small, nimble data centers intended to help service providers speed the storage, processing and analysis of local data while providing rapid installation and quick time to market.

When you watch this on-demand webinar you’ll learn:

  • How Dell EMC’s ESI division develops tailored solutions to meet service providers’ unique edge computing requirements.
  • How ESI has helped hyperscale cloud vendors optimize the server, rack and datacenter for over a decade. Dell EMC is now bringing those learnings and best practices to service providers and applying them to edge deployments.
  • How Dell EMC can help service providers drive operational efficiencies, speed time to production, and simplify operations with its micro MDCs and DSS 9000 rack scale infrastructure.

vRAN – The Next Step in Network Transformation

Explosive growth in mobile traffic, fueled by smartphone subscribers consuming and sharing video, is expected to continue in the next wave of 4K, 8K and 3D formats, along with augmented and virtual reality apps. Connecting subscribers to their favorite media – regardless of location – and providing a better quality of experience (QoE) are becoming key retention strategies for service providers. In addition to video traffic, the increase of data coming from a multitude of IoT applications will surely test the network. Meanwhile, CSP’s are under pressure to lower their price, enhance user experience, be competitive, and to reduce churn.

With these factors, conventional RAN cannot keep up. It cannot aggregate capacity, nor can it handle local traffic surges. In addition, the current infrastructure is costly to maintain, and difficult to scale. This is why service providers are looking to vRAN as a solution that can help to:

  • Improve performance
  • Reduce cost
  • Simplify expansion
  • And enhance the user experience

This webinar where we will discuss the business needs for, and benefits of, a vRAN solution for CSPs. We’ll also describe some of the key requirements for a robust vRAN deployment. And lastly, we’ll discuss the components of an end to end solution which is provided by Altiostar, Amdocs, Dell EMC, and Wind River.

This solution is a pre-integrated platform which comprises best-in-class server, storage and networking with ultra-low latency and high availability virtualization running an advanced performance and future-proof vRAN solution that provides rapid instantiation, massive scalability, self-healing and automation through network orchestration and service chaining.

5G Infrastructure Transformation and Capacity Economics|5G Infrastructure Transformation and Capacity Economics

As Communication Service Providers transform and modernize their infrastructure, we are witnessing an increasing adoption of virtualization and automation capabilities driven by the shift toward SDN and NFVarchitectures. One of the main drivers for this transformation, is the need to ready infrastructure for next generation services, in particular 5G networks, supporting higher-speed mobile broadband, massive device proliferation led by IoT, and mission-critical services for first responders.

Dell EMC and Intel have a long-standing history of partnership and collaboration and together are working to optimize solutions for delivering 5G network services, including collaborating on virtualizing baseband processing for network services such as Cloud RAN, edge computing for network services such as MEC and CORD, and researching how infrastructure accelerators, such as FPGAs, NVMe, and QAT can be used to improve performance and efficiency for computing workloads at the edge. This on-demand webinar will outline Dell EMC’s and Intel’s vision for 5G networking, highlighting key technologies, architectural elements, and areas where Dell EMC and Intel are collaborating to optimize 5G build-outs.

When you watch the on-demand version of this webinar you will:

  • Learn more about Dell EMC and Intel’s shared 5G Vision
  • Understand critical areas of collaboration between Dell EMC and Intel
  • Find out more about the technologies and architectures that Dell EMC and Intel are collaborating on to optimize 5G architectures
  • Learn more about Intel’s latest technologies and capabilities

Nokia Cloud Native for Fully Digitized Businesses

Creating a telco cloud targets to get full flexibility, scalability and business agility. However, plain virtualization of network functions have made it just half the way. Therefore cloud-native design is demanded to leverage the full potential of cloud in telco.

Six main principles will be discussed in this presentation- this ranges from stateless applications and shared-data layer to micro services and network slicing. Keeping those principles in mind when designing more than just the VNF’s but the full telco cloud environment is key for creating commercial e2e telco cloud solutions and a successful transformation to become a digital service provider.

SDN: The Foundation for Software-Defined Storage (link coming soon)

Join the discussion about SDN for SDS solutions with Dell EMC and SDxCentral on October 5th at 10:00am PT

The average data center network was not designed to handle the traffic generated by modern software-defined storage solutions. Dell EMC shares their insight on how software-defined storageuses a network and the specific benefits of fabric based networks in supporting software defined store, as well as how to use BCF in a VMWare based environment powered by ScaleIO. This webinar will cover the benefits of software defined networking for SDS solutions and cover the specific use case of BCF powering a ScaleIO-based software-defined storage solution.