VMware to snap up Dell EMC Service Assurance portfolio to speed up 5G readiness for CSPs

VMware has announced a definitive agreement to acquire the technology and team of Dell EMC Service Assurance Suite, including software focusing on network health, performance monitoring and root cause analysis for communications service providers and their customers.

VMware said adding Dell’s EMC Service Assurance Suite tech to its Telco NFV portfolio allowed it to offer CSPs the ability to ensure operational reliability in their core network, cloud, and IT domains across both physical and virtual infrastructure. This, it said, enabled them to bring competitive new services online faster.

As customers bridge current services from 4G to 5G, service assurance becomes critical. The Dell EMC Service Assurance Suite provides automated capabilities to operators via accurate root cause analysis management. VMware, a leader in network functions virtualisation (NFV) infrastructure, will leverage the Dell EMC Service Assurance Suite to help customers accelerate their virtual network function deployments with end-to-end service assurance once the deal closes.

“As carriers are readying for 5G, they are increasingly virtualising edge and core networks with network functions virtualisation, or NFV. Service assurance is a critical need for any network,” said Shekar Ayyar, executive vice president, Strategy and Corporate Development and General Manager Telco NFV Group, VMware. “The Dell EMC Service Assurance Suite’s established software and services capabilities, combined with VMware’s trademark innovation, will empower CSPs to modernise and accelerate the transformation of their networks through NFV upon closing,”

“The Dell EMC Service Assurance Suite team is primed to accelerate our NFV business and help drive it forward with unprecedented service assurance,” said Ayyar.


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