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Turning Telco NFV into Business

Overall transformation to digital will be required to be prepared for 5G. Data is going to drive business, where a common network infrastructure for programmability, automation, and digital customer engagement will be essential. The telco NFV will enable an industrialized practice for onboarding services based on continuous software delivery.

Micro datacenters; what it is and why telcos need it

Telecom operators are in a good position to be part of the IoT value chain by utilizing their existing network assets. But one must go through a long checklist though to grab this opportunity. Utilizing micro-datacenters for current and new services is one of the checkboxes.

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?

Ericsson HDS 8000 wins NFV award at AfricaCom

We are thrilled to be awarded the first place in the category for Best Network Function Virtualization Solution with our Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000.

Automated Acceptance Testing — a competitive advantage

The need to reduce Core Network operational costs is common among all service providers. Rapid introduction of new software in the Packet Core domain brings new functionality and revenue possibilities, but the deployment process can be lengthy and laborious, which translates into cost and weakened competitiveness.That’s all changing however.

The top three stumbling blocks for cloud transformation programs

Operators, globally, are rapidly embarking on their evolution towards being digital service providers. If you’re one of them, it’s high time to begin your own digital transformation so that you are positioned to help your customers achieve theirs. That means updating your services, network, infrastructure, and operations to become agile and accelerate innovation. The cloud, in all it fuzzy definitions, is an integral part of achieving the digital transformation. A successful Cloud Transformation will create the necessary foundation for the digital service provider of the future.

Ericsson Cloud Blog becomes Future Digital Blog

It’s sometimes hard not to get whiplash due to the speed by which industries and markets are evolving. That’s why so many of us turn to blogs to help keep us informed. And that’s why we’re pleased to announce that the Ericsson Cloud Blog and the IT/OSS/BSS Blog have joined forces to create the Future Digital Blog, where we’ll discuss all things digital.

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.

Do you have the right storage infrastructure to accommodate constant change?

IT vendors love their superlatives… you’ve heard it before…  “Data is growing at an exponential rate and by the year 2020, we’ll have a gazillion zeta-bytes of new data created every day." But if you look past the hyperbole, the creation of data is growing. But beyond just transporting and storing that data, what’s more important is the value that’s embedded in the data and how businesses are able to extract that value in real-time. That holds true across industries: manufacturing companies deploying IoT solutions, financial services companies trading securities and managing risk, enterprises looking for and preventing cyber threats, eCommerce companies with real-time marketing, and the list goes on and on.

How to include your legacy systems in our hyperscale vPODs

Did you know that you can include certain legacy servers in the virtual performance-optimized datacenters (vPODs) configured by our hyperscale system (Ericsson Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000)? In fact, if they speak either Internet Management Protocol Interface (IPMI) 2.0 or the Pooled Systems Management Engine (PSME) protocol, we treat them as first-class vPOD citizens, with the same capabilities as our rack- and sled-based resources, including no degradation in performance.