AT&T Communications | January 05, 2022
What's the news? Gamers rejoice. AT&T is joining forces with NVIDIA to bring you one of the world's best gaming experiences. As the Exclusive 5G Technical Innovation Collaborator for GeForce NOW, AT&T 5G's fast speeds and response times can give you a smooth gaming experience on-the-go. Try it for yourself with our exclusive GeForce NOW offer.
How do I get started? Experience PC-quality gaming on your phone with AT&T's 5G network and this exclusive, limited time offer. Starting today, new and existing AT&T 5G customers on an eligible rate plan get a 6-month GeForce NOW Priority Membership on us.1 You can play nearly 100 free-to-play titles and games you already own on popular PC game stores like Steam, Epic Games Store, Ubisoft Connect, Origin, GOG and more. You'll even see realistic, state-of-the-art graphics thanks to NVIDIA RTX technology and cutting-edge artificial intelligence features that will immerse you into virtual worlds in supported games. All you need is a 5G device with a 5G plan to start playing.2
Our Network, Your Gain. Games have A LOT going on behind the scenes. With cloud gaming, a solid network is critical to deliver an excellent experience to your screen – instantly. The last thing you want is for your content to buffer or even worse – your connection to drop. When you're on AT&T's 5G network, it provides the fast ping times, reliable streaming, and secure connections needed for gaming today and in the future.
Whether you want to game at home or on the go, the AT&T network offers low lag and fast speeds for responsive gaming with AT&T Fiber and AT&T 5G. And things will only get better with our 5G investment. Speeds and performance will continue to improve with AT&T's C-Band deployment, helping to enable our network to perform at its best for gamers of any level. And as part of our collaboration with NVIDIA, we'll explore new ways to deliver performance that will revolutionize gaming.
What are people saying? "NVIDIA is the latest leader that has tapped AT&T 5G to turn cloud gaming up a notch because we supply the power, speed and responsiveness you need when mobile," said David Christopher, executive vice president and general manager, partnerships and 5G ecosystem development, AT&T. "These collaborations give us the insight and expertise to deliver gaming at its best as we optimize our network today and for what's to come in the future. Cloud gaming is just the beginning of the gaming evolution and our network will be ready for the changes that are on the horizon."
"Pairing NVIDIA GeForce NOW with AT&T 5G delivers ultra-responsive cloud gaming backed by a fast, reliable network,We are thrilled to work with AT&T to optimize cloud gaming over 5G, and to deliver an exclusive deal that brings high-performance cloud gaming to iPhone and Android users."
Phil Eisler, vice president and general manager of GeForce NOW at NVIDIA
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Dell Technologies | October 18, 2021
Dell Technologies Bare Metal Orchestrator software gives communication service providers an agile and cost-effective way to deploy and operate their open network infrastructure across diverse geographies
New telecom solutions with Mavenir and Wind River bolster Dell's open ecosystem of industry partners
Dell Technologies Respond and Restore for Telecom service provides expert support of Dell's network infrastructure for quick network resolutions
Dell Technologies (NYSE:DELL) introduces new telecom software, solutions and services to help communications service providers (CSPs) accelerate their open, cloud-native network deployments and create new revenue opportunities at the edge.
To support the massive growth of data expected from 5G applications and services, CSPs are moving compute infrastructure to the edge and looking to integrate a broad ecosystem of software vendors to capture new revenue opportunities. New technologies like Open RAN (ORAN) are giving CSPs a broader set of options for deploying network infrastructure to support future growth. However, this trend is leading to a large, geographically distributed, open compute deployment that can be difficult to deploy and manage.
As server technology proliferates through increasingly open telecom networks, the industry sees an immediate and growing need for remote lifecycle management of a highly distributed compute fabric,Bare Metal Orchestrator gives communication services providers an easier way to deploy and manage open network infrastructure while saving costs and time, allowing them to focus on delivering new and differentiated services to their customers
Dennis Hoffman, senior vice president and general manager, Dell Technologies Telecom Systems Business
New Dell Technologies software modernizes network deployment and management
Dell Technologies Bare Metal Orchestrator telecom software offers the breadth and scale to automate the deployment and management of hundreds of thousands of servers across geographic locations to support ORAN and 5G deployments. The company's first software to come from its Project Metalweaver initiative, Bare Metal Orchestrator gives CSPs the tools to discover and inventory servers, bring them online and deploy software, regardless of where they reside in the network. With declarative automation, Bare Metal Orchestrator tells the targeted server what to do, so that tasks and workflows – such as deploying software stacks and workloads – can be completed quickly and efficiently without human intervention. The software combines open standards technology with Dell Technologies intellectual property.
With Bare Metal Orchestrator, CSPs can eliminate days or weeks of configuration and provisioning to bring network hardware into a workload-ready state. This reduces the time it takes for an open network to deliver differentiated, profitable services at scale. Over time, the software can reduce operational costs by orchestrating server lifecycle management and minimizing errors and reliance on IT expertise. ACG Research estimates an up to 57% OpEx savings for CSPs deploying Bare Metal Orchestrator in their networks.1
"As we prepare for the future of 5G mobility and edge, we at T-Mobile have been closely collaborating with Dell Technologies to develop a product that allows engineers to drastically reduce the time spent managing thousands of servers across hundreds of sites," said Quaid Campbell, director, network engineering cloud services, T-Mobile. "Solutions like Bare Metal Orchestrator allow us to focus on building out new strategic services, automating server provisioning and management tasks to software systems instead of engineers."
"The industry is making progress toward Open RAN networks, but network operators are challenged with how to operate them cost-effectively at massive scale," said Caroline Chappell, research director, Analysys Mason. "To keep pace with innovation, telecom operators require more agile ways to deploy and manage their network infrastructure. Bare metal orchestrators, such as Dell Technologies' software, will be key to the flexible and efficient automation of the heterogeneous bare metal environments operators tell us they need to underpin cloud-native open RAN functions."
New telecom solutions simplify network deployments, deliver better experiences
Dell Technologies continues to expand its open partner ecosystem by introducing new telecom solutions, reference architectures and services to accelerate ORAN and edge deployments while providing CSPs more network support:
Dell Technologies Validated Solution for Mavenir Open vRAN and VMware Telco Cloud Platform brings together many industry-leading RAN partners within a validated solution of hardware and software, helping CSPs accelerate their transformation to ORAN technologies with pre-tested multi-vendor solutions.
Dell Technologies Reference Architecture for Wind River Studio can streamline and reduce the cost of deploying a cloud-native, edge network while improving network performance.
Dell Technologies Respond and Restore for Telecom service provides customers with support service level agreements to help maximize network uptime, limit network disruptions and maintain business continuity. Organizations have 24-hour access to designated Dell Technologies experts for complete support of the Dell Technologies infrastructure running their network, along with a full set of proactive, predictive and reactive capabilities.
Dell Technologies is in a unique position to help CSPs transform. The company is backed by industry leading IT infrastructure; secure, global supply chain; and, IT services with more than 60,000 dedicated professionals and partners in more than 170 countries. Through Dell Financial Services, CSPs can choose flexible payment solutions for the products and services they need to transform or build their networks.2
Open RAN is now moving from the trial phase to full commercial deployment as a cloud-native solution and is supported in Dell Technologies' reference architecture,Open RAN brings ease of deployment, the ability to orchestrate rapid architecture modifications and deploy zero-touch provisioning simplifying turnup and performance optimization.
John Baker, senior vice president, business development, Mavenir
"Communications service providers have a tremendous opportunity in front of them to modernize their networks – from core to edge to RAN – and monetize 5G services. Building out an infrastructure that can support and scale edge-native apps will require collaboration between leading technology providers across the ecosystem. VMware and Dell Technologies plan to continue partnering in this area to help our mutual customers win in the new edge reality," said Stephen Spellicy, vice president of product marketing and business development, Service Provider and Edge, VMware.
"As we move towards an intelligent systems world, the next generation of 5G services will require a cloud-native, carrier grade infrastructure to support innovative edge applications," said Paul Miller, chief technology officer, Wind River. "Wind River Studio enables communication service providers to solve their mission critical systems needs with a modernized approach. By working closely with Dell Technologies, we deliver validated reference architectures for 5G vRAN, Open RAN and other use cases to help service providers quickly and reliably deploy new services with industry leading total cost of ownership."
Dell Technologies Bare Metal Orchestrator will be available globally in November 2021.
Dell Technologies Validated Solution for Mavenir Open vRAN and VMware Telco Cloud Platform will be globally available in early 2022.
Dell Technologies Reference Architecture for Wind River Studio is available globally today.
Dell Technologies Respond and Restore for Telecom is available globally today.
Learn how Dell Technologies helps communications service providers transform to capture opportunities at the edge
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1 Based on ACG Research report commissioned by Dell, "The Economic Benefits of the Dell Technologies Bare Metal Orchestrator" September 2021.
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SolarWinds | June 20, 2020
AppOptics service map within SolarWinds APM Suite now enables DevOps teams to visualize dynamic relationships between services and their dependencies.
The goal is to make it easier to conduct root cause analysis at a time when the dependencies between software and infrastructure have never been greater or complex.
In many cases, IT teams today are relying on separate tools to monitor applications and IT infrastructure.
Jim Hansen, vice president of products for application management at SolarWinds, said the AppOptics service map within SolarWinds APM Suite now enables DevOps teams to visualize dynamic relationships between services and their dependencies. IT teams can view metrics such as average latency, requests per minute, error rate and CPU usage as time series data within a service trace topology. The goal is to make it easier to conduct root cause analysis at a time when the dependencies between software and infrastructure have never been greater or complex.
DevOps teams can view which services and dependencies are causing resource constraints, surface unknown dependencies and misconfigurations in services and determine how business transactions are flowing across application services, said Hansen. Hansen noted that in the wake of the economic downturn brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic there is a lot more interest in reducing the total cost of IT.
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SolarWinds has also added a web transaction recorder to its Pingdom monitoring tool to capture how an end user interacts with a web application without requiring developers to write and deploy scripts.
~ Jim Hansen VP SolarWinds
In many cases, IT teams today are relying on separate tools to monitor applications and IT infrastructure, which often not only results in higher costs but also fails to provide enough context, he said. At the same time, responsibilities within IT teams are converging. According to a recent survey of 227 IT professionals in North America conducted by SolarWinds, 54% of respondents said they are spending more time managing applications and services than infrastructure and hardware.
The survey also notes there are more IT teams than ever using log analytics (58%) and tracing (24%).
SolarWinds has also added a web transaction recorder to its Pingdom monitoring tool to capture how an end user interacts with a web application without requiring developers to write and deploy scripts. The recorder captures each step made during a transaction and automatically translates the information into a script that can automatically play back, said Hansen.
The challenge is making it possible for IT teams to apply APM services more broadly even when consumption of those services scales up and down in ways that are not always predictable, noted Hansen.
Finally SolarWinds has enhanced its Loggly tool, adding the ability to automate indexing and parsing to deliver time to value faster, he said. Hansen said SolarWinds via its software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, is trying to make APM simultaneously more affordable and accessible. The challenge is making it possible for IT teams to apply APM services more broadly even when consumption of those services scales up and down in ways that are not always predictable, noted Hansen.
There are no shortages of options when it comes to APM platforms these days, and most are accessed via SaaS platforms. SolarWinds has been making the case for an APM service that costs substantially less than rivals while providing most of the functionality required by the average IT team. Many teams have limited their adoption of APM platforms to only their most mission-critical because of the cost involved. As APM services become more affordable, there should be a corresponding increase in reliance on APM services at a time when IT is becoming more complex to manage daily.
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