We call our aggregated software systems vPODs, and we implement them through software-defined infrastructure.  Find out how you can get both the agility and utilization rates promised by a bimodal architecture but without the potential wasted investment of "bolt-on innovation."

Bimodal architectures provide an IT infrastructure that is, one the one hand, agile and lean enough to compete in a digital economy and, on the other hand, specialized enough to service profitable legacy products and services

Aggregated software systems keep you agile

By implementing your bimodal architecture using aggregated software systems,
you get both the agility and utilization rates promised by a bimodal architecture, but without the potential wasted investment of "bolt-on innovation." Because they are simple to create and provision, aggregated software systems keep you agile. Because they are assembled from resources in a common pool, and those resources can be returned to the pool when they are no longer needed, aggregated software systems keep your hardware utilization rates high—and your datacenter lean.vPODs paper process.png

Ericsson calls its aggregated software systems vPODs, and implements them through the software-defined infrastructure of Ericsson Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000, managed by Ericsson Command Center.

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To find out in more depth how vPODs make your infrastructure both agile and lean, and what's involved in working with them, read our new paper:

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About the background photograph

I took this picture of a Ducati Monster 821 and a Ducati 748S, both fast and agile motorcycles, in the summer of 2015.


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Rick Ramsey

I started my high tech training as an avionics technician in the US Air Force. While studying Economics at UC Berkeley, I wrote reference manuals and developer guides for two artificial intelligence languages, ART and SYNTEL. At Sun Microsystems I wrote about hardware, software, and toolkits for developers and sysadmins, and published “All About Administering NIS+.” I served as information architect before joining BigAdmin, which morphed into the Systems Community at Oracle. I left Oracle in May of 2015, and now write for Ericsson.

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