Dell EMC and VMware launch under the name of Dell EMC NFV Ready Bundle for VMware pre-integrated and validated Dell EMC cloud infrastructure hardware for the OpenStack-ready VMware vCloud NFV platform. This hardware helps speed up the implementation of the platform and reduces the cost of production network function virtualization (NFV) for communication service providers (CSPs).
NFV enables CSPs and mobile operators to respond to market opportunities faster, more efficiently and efficiently, while reducing costs and preparing for the advent of 5G technology. The Dell EMC NFV Ready Bundle for VMware makes it easier for CSPs to build their own operational readiness clusters and develop products for end users. The pre-validated solution minimizes roll-out time and shortens the time-to-service.
With the solution, companies with a turnkey solution respond to the need for virtualized infrastructure. If desired, the solution can be fully adapted to the specific requirements of an implementation. The solution is based on hardware, software and open architectures of Dell EMC and VMware, and provides an integrated foundation for an NFV environment. Through this unified building block and a large ecosystem of certified partner technologies, CSPs can roll out a flexible NFV environment that enables them to respond to the rapidly developed communications market.
The Dell EMC NFV Ready Bundle for VMware includes open and standard cloud infrastructure hardware (computing and networking) based on Intel Xeon and the VMware vCloud NGV platform with VMware vSAN or Dell EMC ScaleIO. Customers can roll out the integrated solution through VMware Integrated OpenStack-Carrier Edition or VMware vCloud Director.
ETSI compliant, modular and multi-tenancy
VMware vCloud NFV is an ETSI compliant, fully integrated, modular and multi-tenancy NFV platform. The vCloud NFV platform combines carrier-grade NFV infrastructure with day 2 operations management and service assurance capabilities. So far, more than 40 VNF partners have been certified on vCloud NFV.
The Dell EMC Ready Solutions Portfolio for Service Providers includes a set of pre-validated and tested solutions that are specifically focused on Service Provider environments and applications. The portfolio contains:
- Ready Nodes – These consist of several individual Dell EMC platforms (typically PowerEdge servers based on Intel Xeon processors) that feature partner software
- Ready Bundles – These consist of multiple Dell EMC platforms (typically server, storage and network elements) in conjunction with partner software
The Dell EMC NFV Ready Bundle for VMware is available in configurations with different management software and storage as of this month.