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Henrik Bäckström

Henrik works as a Product Marketing Manager at Business Area Digital Services, focusing on cloud infrastructure products and network applications. He has worked for Ericsson since 1999, starting with product management and commercial management for fixed access before going into marketing for several core network and cloud offerings. Henrik has a MSc BA from Stockholm University.

Henrik Bäckström

How does software-defined infrastructure make NFVi better?

Telecom operators are investing in network functions virtualization (NFV) to improve speed, efficiency, and agility. NFV is a key technology required to realize the emerging 5G and IoT business potential. At the same time, software-defined infrastructure (SDI) is gaining traction in the market. What is the relationship between SDI and NFV infrastructure (NFVi), and how does NFVi benefit from SDI?

Distributed Systems — challenging but necessary

In a world of billions of IoT devices producing data — which in many cases must be acted upon within milliseconds — distributed network, compute and data capabilities become increasingly important. 

What is interplay and why is it so important?

All businesses and technologies operate in environments where various ecosystems interplay with each other, for example, the hardware ecosystem and the software ecosystem. New hardware makes new software possible—and software ideas are challenging the hardware industry to make them possible.

Fixed hardware configurations for efficient cloud operations

Having a uniform hardware infrastructure is a must for efficient cloud operations. Fixed configurations support the transition to an optimized whole from current sub-optimizations.

No More Excuses: Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor takes you to the cloud.

An enterprise committing to virtualization and cloud is a lot like a person committing to serious physical exercise. In both cases, it’s a question of eliminating excuses.

Transform how you manage your datacenter workloads

Most operators are concerned with optimizing their IT infrastructure for a high level of efficiency. Perhaps the most common problem scenario is the wasting of resources by over-provisioning. During peak hours, one workload may use less than half of the available compute, network, and storage. What does that mean for utilization during normal traffic hours?

For operators striving for a higher level of efficiency, a key tool is the virtual Performance-Optimized Datacenter (vPOD).

OPNFV Summit is sailing off to Berlin

This is a key event for the open source NFV ecosystem and for NFV industrialization. How is OPNFV related to those rivers and what does Ericsson intend to do at this show?

OPNFV—completing the NFV jigsaw puzzle

The promise of NFV has been on the agenda for a long time. After several years of POCs and trials operators are launching services on virtualized networks. Open source is the way to go, but how?