Dell, UNN Fast-Track Brunei Modernization

By Greg Tavarez, TMCnet Editor  |  January 12, 2023

Dell is committed to helping customers digitally transform their IT infrastructures to deliver next-gen IoT, and AI and 5G-enabled services, no matter their geographic location. Southeast Asia is no exception.

Brunei, with a population just under 450,000 as of 2021, set a goal for itself to become a smart nation with the Brunei Vision 2035. And to help support Brunei and fast-track its progress of modernizing its network infrastructure, Dell (News - Alert) is in collaboration with Unified National Networks.

UNN is the integrated national telecommunication network operator of Brunei Darussalam, providing the full scope of fixed and mobile services on national level and utilizing international assets to provide connectivity services across Asia.

Through the collaboration, Dell is deploying solutions to modernize UNN’s data centers, which are based on hyperconverged, active-active architecture for production and disaster recovery. The solutions provided by Dell move UNN to the next level of their transformation journey and be future-proofed to deliver next-gen IoT, AI and 5G-enabled services.

Daniele Cuocci, senior vice president, data center and IT, UNN, praised Dell for the level of competence and knowledge the company displayed when strategizing and deploying its solutions.

“With Dell Technologies as our transformation partner, we are now able to deliver better and more secure virtual infrastructure to our customers,” said Cuocci. “We are further working with Dell to enhance our cloud program by implementing additional cyber security services."

The results are nothing short of positive. The portfolio of solutions deployed by Dell using VxRail, PowerEdge, Unity XT, PowerVault storage arrays and PowerProtect DD Series Appliances allow UNN to reduce the total cost of ownership for its data centers.

Since the deployment of the solutions, UNN increased investment in accelerating the development of their next-gen IaaS solutions.

“Our expertise in telecom solutions and in-depth knowledge of the communication service provider market, along with the strength of our portfolio, helped us deliver the desired business outcomes for UNN,” said Anothai Wettayakorn, vice president, Dell, Asia Emerging Markets and South Asia CSB. 

Wettayakorn also said that the UNN partnership’s next focus is to introduce software-defined networking. This means through VMware NSX as a way support the development of UNN’s next-gen services.

Edited by Alex Passett
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