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VMware Intent to Acquire Dell EMC Service Assurance to Equip CSPs and Accelerates 5G Readiness

VMware agrees to acquire the technology and team of Dell EMC Service Assurance Suite which includes software ranging from network health, performance monitoring and root cause analysis for communications service providers and their customers from Dell EMC. The addition of the Dell EMC Service Assurance Suite technology to the VMware Telco NFV portfolio equips CSPs with the ability to maintain operational reliability in their core network, cloud, and IT domains across physical and virtual infrastructure—enabling them to operationalize competitive new services faster.

VMware will provide service assurance for communications service providers as they roll out competitive new services on current and 5G networks. The Dell EMC Service Assurance Suite provides automated capabilities to operators via accurate root cause analysis management. This acquisition will leverage the Dell EMC Service Assurance Suite to help customers accelerate their virtual network function deployments with end-to-end service assurance .

The CSP customers will benefit from the combination of VMware and Dell EMC solutions. The Dell EMC Service Assurance Suite provides assurance capabilities to deliver service impact and root-cause analysis with visibility across physical and virtual networks, and cloud environments, to identify how resources are being consumed and whether service level agreements are being met. This transparency enables CSPs to visualize, analyze and optimize their environments to enable faster resolution times; proactive identification of issues is proven to provide better return on NFV and IT investments.

The Dell EMC Service Assurance Suite is complemented by leading VMware technologies, including VMware vCloud NFV, VMware vRealize Operations, VMware vRealize Network Insight, Wavefront by VMware and VMware NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud.“As carriers are readying for 5G, they are increasingly virtualizing edge and core networks with network functions virtualization, or NFV. Service assurance is a critical need for any network. The Dell EMC Service Assurance Suite’s established software and services capabilities, combined with VMware’s trademark innovation, will empower CSPs to modernize and accelerate the transformation of their networks through NFV upon closing,” said Shekar Ayyar, executive vice president, Strategy and Corporate Development and General Manager Telco NFV Group, VMware. “The Dell EMC Service Assurance Suite team is primed to accelerate our NFV business and help drive it forward with unprecedented service assurance.”

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