Open RAN is a positive development for the industry, what are the considerations for architectures?
With the introduction of Open RAN solutions, communication service providers (CSPs) now have much more flexibility in architecting and deploying their RAN systems. Traditionally, RAN systems are built by a single vendor and feature all the functionality in a single base station unit. With Open RAN, however, CSPs now have the option of choosing best-of-breed RAN solutions from multiple vendors and deploying those RAN functions-specifically, the centralized unit (CU), distributed unit (DU) and radio unit (RU)-in a disaggregated fashion across their network.
Not utilizing Validated Designs is like trying to complete a building block set without any instructions.
When my son was younger, he had an unquenchable thirst for LEGO
blocks. Whether it was when he was sick, a gift for his birthday, or
every holiday, he always asked for them. He even has the state capital
and space shuttle sets. Interestingly, he always kept the directions. One
day, I asked him, 'why do you keep the directions?' He said just in case
he wanted to build something the 'right' way, he would always have them.
It made me think that LEGO sets are very much like Dell Validated
Designs. Validated Designs are proven solutions that help customers
build with confidence, get to market faster and enable business without
boundaries. They are pre-tested and integrated configurations, designed
from the start to dynamically fit needs based on specific use cases.
Learn how predictive maintenance is increasingly vital to optimizing equipment utilization, preventing failures and minimizing downtime.
Over the past few years, companies have been focusing on leveraging their data to drive business insights. Internet of things (IoT) and sensors generate valuable information that can be used to reduce downtime and the costs associated with it. This can prove to be vital considering that 82% of companies have experienced at least one unplanned downtime incident over the past three years. Unplanned downtime costs as much as $50 billion a year to industrial manufacturers.
Your hybrid workplace calls for a new approach to managing your multicloud. Are you up to the challenge?
Hybrid work- people working seamlessly from both the office and a remote location- has been happening for years, but the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the shift in ways few people anticipated. Ironically, while IT's efforts to support these environments boosted business agility worker productivity, it also further complicated already complex IT portfolios.
Here's the issue: This glut, comprising a hodge-podge of public cloud, private cloud and edge solutions from several vendors and homegrown on-premises tools, is proliferating as companies lean more heavily into their digital transformations. We call this phenomenon multicloud by default: portfolio sprawl that makes it difficult to be thoughtful and strategic with your multicloud approach.
Delivering operational excellence needs a plan to become sustainable and successful, an Account Service Plan.
No matter the account, all account managers have the same simple goal; make the customer happy. The challenge is how will we get to where we want to go without a plan? Would you get in a car, determined to arrive at your destination without any idea of how to get there? No, you would determine where you want to go and then plan how to get there, which directions to take, how much time and gas are needed and so on. The same is true for the Account Service Plan which is used to align the practices of Dell Technologies with those of the customer in order to arrive at our destination - operational excellence.
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