Sandra Rivera, Intel’s Vice President, Data Center Group (and General Manager, Network Platforms Group) explains how telco service providers can benefit from the Ericsson Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000, which incorporates Intel(R) Rack Scale Design (RSD) and is engineered to keep your datacenter agile and your business flexible.
The importance of service provider agility
In order to compete in today’s telco marketplace, service providers (SPs) have to take aim at a number of moving targets. The heart of an SP’s business is the datacenter, and datacenters must adopt a software-defined infrastructure (SDI) in order to stay agile.
Ericsson’ Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000, which incorporates Intel(R) Rack Scale Design (RSD), was engineered to keep your datacenter agile and your business flexible. The Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000 is modular, scalable, and allows for the incorporation of components from disparate manufacturers.
Watch Sandra Rivera, Intel’s Vice President, Data Center Group (and General Manager, Network Platforms Group) explain how telco service providers can benefit from Intel’s collaboration with Ericsson. A transcript follows.
You can learn more about how the Ericsson Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000 transforms datacenter opex, capex and ROI in this original research from Mainstay:
Transcript of video: Meeting the need for a new type of datacenter IT infrastructure
The biggest market challenges that we see for the service providers is their need to continue to build out their infrastructure to satisfy the growing demands of many more users coming onto the network, many more devices coming onto the network, and of course, the usage models that are creating a tsunami of data.
The datacenters themselves have to be transformed, because the datacenter has become a way that business is enabled. It’s become a critical way that you deploy new services and capabilities to all of your internal constituents—certainly in the enterprise, but also outside to your customers. And the need to be much more agile, and to deploy new services, and, in some cases, even to have a self-provisioning capability, is critical. But that speaks again to the need to have an infrastructure—a datacenter infrastructure—that is much more software-based, more flexible, more malleable, more programmable than what we’ve seen historically in datacenter infrastructure.
So, I think service providers will find a lot of innovation and technological capability in Ericsson Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000. We worked very closely with Ericsson to take advantage of the hardware and software innovations that we have underneath in the infrastructure, in the hardware elements, in the low-level software stacks. Ericsson has taken those innovations, added their own innovations, and created a complete solution—one that’s modular, scalable, and allows you to pick and choose and select, not only the Ericsson components, but also components that can be on-boarded onto the hyperscale platform from a broad ecosystem of partners.
What a service provider can expect from the collaboration between Ericsson and Intel is the opportunity to have much earlier technology adoption, and to really be able to move to a model that is embracing cloud architectures as well as cloud business models. So you are able to on-board new technologies much more quickly.
Ericsson and Intel are deeply committed to not only technological innovation, but also to market innovation and to investing in a broad ecosystem.
My call to action to service providers is: As you’re looking to build our your infrastructure, whether that’s building out your media cloud, or building out your NFV solutions, or building out a number of different IoT verticals that you are trying to address in your market, look at Ericsson Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000—which is built on Intel architecture, open standards, open source, open ecosystem—and really understand all the benefits that that can drive for you in terms of managing your bottom line. But then also, from a service agility perspective, understand how it can help you grow your top line.