Dell and Red Hat team up to evolve open telecom networks

Dell and Red Hat team up to evolve open telecom networks

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Ensuring reliability in the telecom field continues to be top of mind, especially in the wake of a global pandemic.

Key partnerships are forming to create purpose-built infrastructure, such as the latest “team-up” between two industry leaders: Dell Technologies Inc. and Red Hat Inc. Dell recently announced a new offering aimed at open telecom networks: Telecom Infrastructure Blocks for Red Hat.

“A key element of an engineered system is this experience that [companies] get both with Red Hat and with Dell together supporting the customer as one, which is really important to solve this disaggregated problem that can arise from a disaggregated open network situation,” said Tony Jeffries (pictured, left), senior director of product management, Telecom System Business, at Dell.

Jefferies and Honoré LaBourdette (pictured), vice president of global partner ecosystem sales at Red Hat, spoke with theCUBE analysts Lisa Martin and David Nicholson at MWC 2023. They discussed the evolution of telecom and how disaggregation and complex issues can be solved through innovation. (* Disclosure below.)

Leveraging feedback to improved solution design

Dell and Red Hat are bringing disaggregated components back together in a cohesive way to take advantage of the new technology, according to LaBourdette.

“At the same time [we’re] taking out the complexity and making it easier for our telco customers to deploy and scale and to get much more to accelerate the time to revenue,” she stated.

How are the complexities with disaggregation solved in the current ecosystem? And how does Dell and Red Hat provide organizations effective system reliability? They design telecom solutions to improve deliverability and efficiency by considering user feedback and feature request, according to Jeffries.

“At the end of the day, there’s going to be an operator that’s going to have to figure this out. They’re going to have an SLA that they’re going to have to meet,” he said. “They’re going to want to go with a best-in-class partner with Red Hat and Dell in terms of our infrastructure and their software together as one combined engineered system.”

What resonates with organizations is when they see that the pre-work is already done for them, Jeffries added.

(* Disclosure: TheCUBE is a paid media partner for MWC 2023. Neither Dell Technologies Inc., the primary sponsor for theCUBE’s event coverage, nor other sponsors have editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)

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