Hyperscale raises the bar. Your RFIs should follow suit

Traditional datacenters are famously outdated and ill-equipped to handle the future. Sluggish and unpredictable, they are perceived to be unresponsive to the needs of the businesses they serve. They were designed as silos of excellence. Compute, storage, and networking infrastructure was segregated into separate domains, each separately procured, scaled, and updated, with no cross-collaboration. Lack of transparency meant stranded resources and compliance challenges.

The result was an unwieldy juggernaut that seemed to have lost sight of why datacenters exist in the first place: to provide the best experience for applications, the lifeblood of businesses.

You need to see tomorrow's cloud infrastructure today at Mobile World Congress

You really wish you were at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona right now – and so do I! Because we'd get to see in action Ericsson’s Future Digital Infrastructure (FDI) display, a prototype for the datacenters of the future. If you are there, you can watch the robotic arm move, hear the sounds it makes, and discuss it with my friend and colleague Seamus Keane – he's probably standing right there in front of it.

Modernize your applications now with a full KPI-driven framework

As I have argued in my previous posts, an iterative approach is the right decision when you are modernizing your applications. But how can you measure success? How can you understand your true starting point before starting a migration? How can you help  your team embark on a smooth and full migration to a new way of working? How can you move your technology forward and keep it aligned with the rest of the industry?

Here is some guidance to make your migration simple and easy to measure.

Intel® Rack Scale Design - a dramatic evolution in datacenter infrastructure

Data is the new life blood, and companies in every industry are putting data at the center of their business. This is the next wave of digital industrialization, and it requires a dramatic evolution in the way in which datacenter infrastructure is architected and managed.

Learn how blockchain guarantees data integrity for the Internet of Things

Each element of the Internet of Things chain - software, systems, infrastructure, and data – must have a third party-verifiable trust anchor. Traditional security solutions can't provide this. But a blockchain is a tamper-proof distributed database that can validate the data generated by IoT devices. Learn how the Ericsson Blockchain Data Integrity service provides detection of digital asset and data compromise. 

Red Hat, Ericsson and a shared vision of open innovation

The future of ICT for enterprises and operators will be defined by open, modern architectures spanning NFV, hybrid cloud, containers and software-defined infrastructure (SDI). Sharing a belief in the might of open source, Red Hat and Ericsson are collaborating upstream to develop capabilities that address current and future needs of both enterprise and telco IT.

What happens when digital industrialization changes your IT infrastructure?

Advances in cloud computing, plus the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, artificial intelligence, and automation, are dramatically altering not only how IT departments are employing cloud technology, but also the fundamental way the enterprise does business.

Intel® Rack Scale Design will be the new normal in cloud infrastructure

It's good to be first. But it's also nice to see others following your path.

This is how we feel about Intel Rack Scale Design. In 2014 Ericsson and Intel formed a partnership to modernize datacenters and make hyperscale, software-defined infrastructure available for all industries. We launched Ericsson Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000, the first commercial product based on Intel Rack Scale Design, in 2015 and it became broadly available in 2016. Now, it's possible to procure Intel Rack Scale Design systems from a broad vendor community.