Dell Technologies is seeing an increased demand for bare metal compute from its telecom customers. And today it announced its Bare Metal Orchestrator software, which T-Mobile has already been helping it to co-develop.
Bare metal is simply common-off-the-shelf hardware — such as servers — that do not come with any software — such as an operating system — already pre-installed on it.
Dennis Hoffman, general manager of Dell Technologies’ Telecom Systems Business, said that “it’s almost universal” for telecom operators to be asking for bare metal, especially those that are deploying 5G and edge compute.
“They want to launch new services, and they need more compute broadly-distributed throughout their network,” he said. “Almost everyone is in the process of expanding their networks.”
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