Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Dell PowerEdge XR8000 Test Line Promotes Telco Certification

Dell Technologies Self-Certification Programme

Ensuring software compatibility with state-of-the-art hardware is critical in the ever-changing telecom industry. In response to this need, Dell Technologies developed the Telecom Partner Self-Certification programme, which enables telecom start-ups, independent software suppliers, and network equipment providers (NEPs) to certify their software on Dell’s telecom-grade infrastructure. The Dell PowerEdge XR8000 series test line, which includes the PowerEdge XR8620t server and is intended primarily for telecom applications, is the most recent addition to this programme.

The telecom vendors are in for a revolution with the PowerEdge XR8000. The server is a sturdy 2U server chassis that blends adaptability and power. With the newest 4th generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors installed, it provides outstanding performance for demanding telecom applications. The PowerEdge XR8000 is up to the task of handling workloads related to OSS, BSS, core, edge, security, and other telecom applications.

With its cutting-edge cooling and power-saving innovations, the PowerEdge XR8000 boasts a robust design that guarantees dependable performance even under the worst conditions. Simple customisation is also made possible by its modular flexibility. Telecom vendors can customise the server configuration to their own use cases by adding GPUs, NICs, and storage options after completing self-certification on industry-standard test lines. This adaptability guarantees top performance for a range of telecom tasks.

Simplicity in the PowerEdge XR8000 Infographic

Next-generation telecom network management calls for technology that makes highly dispersed environments simple and easy to control.

It is precisely what Communications Service Providers (CSPs) can expect from the Dell PowerEdge XR8000.

Optimise processes:

When combined with automation solutions, the chassis/sled configuration of the PowerEdge XR8000 allows for quick and inexpensive updates as well as lifecycle management over widely dispersed networks.

  • A single chassis design reduces the number of support requirements needed for a variety of use scenarios.
  • Hot swap/upgrade capability is made possible by decoupled power infrastructure and sled nodes, which prevent service disruptions to other chassis resources.
  • Combined with Dell Technologies’ Bare Metal Orchestrator (BMO), IDRAC 9 capabilities enable closed-loop administration and telemetry for complete control.

Automate the lifetime management and deployment of servers

A seamless software programme called Dell Technologies Bare Metal Orchestrator (BMO) makes hardware management in dispersed system environments easier.

CSPs depend on BMO to find, install, set up, and maintain servers at scale more effectively and economically.

  • Deploy, configure, and oversee hundreds of thousands of servers remotely over several locations.
  • Automate manual processes such as fault management, server provisioning, and more to save down on OpEx expenditures.
  • Reduce errors, debt related to technology, and dependence on domain knowledge by using automated and programmable infrastructure.
  • Meet SLAs on a regular basis via drift detection, enforcement, and policy alignment.

Efficiency in the PowerEdge XR8000 Infographic

Modernise at the silicon’s speed

Over a platform’s ten-year lifecycle, quickly swap out or upgrade silicon between manufacturers and generations to get the best value for the money.

  • Sleds keep up with advancements in CPU technology and efficiency advantages.
  • For longer chassis lifespan, Dell Multi-Vector Cooling features with N+1 redundant fans are built into the computing sled.
  • Three-generation silicon support in a chassis lowers the cost per compute unit over time.

Economical without compromising effectiveness

Cut back on service interruptions, save money on support and maintenance, and take advantage of energy savings.

  • Up to four sleds can be supported by two PSUs thanks to advanced system power design.
  • Reduced power consumption and increased cooling efficiency are supported by integrated fan infrastructure.
  • The ability to service compute, power, sleds, and chassis independently makes field maintenance easier.


The PowerEdge range is made with sustainability in mind, from using recycled materials in our products and packaging to creative energy-saving solutions. Both a smaller carbon footprint and cheaper operating expenses are possible with CSPs. With Dell Technologies Services, we even simplify the responsible retirement of outdated systems.

Flexibility in the PowerEdge XR8000 Infographic

Communications Service Providers (CSPs) require adaptable solutions that can spur innovation and work well with current systems in order to prosper in the rapidly evolving telecom market.

That versatility is provided by the Dell PowerEdge XR8000, regardless of workload or location.

Manage any task, anyplace

The PowerEdge XR8000 is designed with a ruggedized chassis that is based on sleds and can accommodate up to four server sleds that are equipped with the silicon that best fits your workloads.

  • The architecture of the chassis and sledge makes it simple to match computing resources to various applications.
  • For ideal compute configurations permitting shared platforms across Core, Edge, Far-edge, and RAN, there are 1U and 2U sled alternatives available.
  • Up to four independent sleds, each with a different processor, memory, and network/accelerator card combination, can be supported by a single 2U chassis.
  • Intel’s multi-generation support along with alternative CPU architectures for the best possible price-performance ratio
  • Consists of up to 32 core, 4th generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors with Intel VRAN Boost available.
  • Choices for both DC and AC power supplies

Designed with the edge in mind

High-performance computing is delivered by the XR8000 in even the most difficult edge situations.

  • Ruggedized construction allows for operation in -5°C to 55°C temperatures.
  • Front-facing power and I/O access for enhanced serviceability
  • Chassis with a shallow depth (430 mm) to accommodate spaces that are limited

Cyber resilience across the life course

The PowerEdge lifecycle incorporates security at every level. This comprises role-based access restrictions for trusted operations, multi-factor authentication (MFA), factory-to-site integrity assurance, and an extremely secure supply chain.

Assurance of Qualifying for Telecom Partner Software Tasks

Our Open Telecom Ecosystem Lab (OTEL) is the central component of the Telecom Partner Self-Certification programme. Here, ISVs, NEPs, and telecom startups can use pre-defined test cases and scenarios to evaluate their software on the newest telecom gear from Dell. OTEL offers an automated, low-touch self-certification environment. With the launch of the new test line, OTEL is once again demonstrating its dedication to provide telecom vendors free and unrestricted access to next-generation Dell PowerEdge servers, including the PowerEdge XR8000. Telecommunication software providers guarantee compatibility and stability of their product by validating it on various platforms. The performance features of the PowerEdge XR8000 enable them to optimise their applications for telecom use cases.

The badge that reads “Dell Technologies Telecom Certified”

The telecom partner will get the official “Dell Technologies Telecom Certified” badge after successfully completing the self-certification process. This badge certifies that their product satisfies critical test requirements set forth by communications service providers (CSPs). CSPs are reassured by it that the software is prepared for a reliable rollout on telecom server platforms from Dell.

Telecom innovation is being propelled by the PowerEdge XR8000 and the OTEL initiative. CSPs profit from tested solutions, and ISVs, NEPs, and telecom startups feel more confident about their software. Dell Technologies continues to be dedicated to promoting an open and contemporary ecosystem as the telecom industry changes.



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