Editor's note:  Today we feature a post that originally appeared on Ericsson's Networked Society blog:

The cargo industry started with a broad variety of customized packaging and transport systems. This generated a set of diverse systems with low transport and packaging commonalities between industries. In a similar way, hardware and software has been optimized together for different compute, storage and networking applications.

This works fine as long as the market is predictable and the development follows an Ericsson-hyperscale-cloud-digital-industrialization-stacks-of-cargo_2-450x300.jpgevolutionary route. Businesses exposed to higher volatility and disruptive technology shifts benefit from a building their business on a multi-purpose platform without horizontal integration of all parts.

Just as the cargo industry standardized the world around 20 and 40 foot containers, the cloud industry is built around global standards too. The number of standards is greater, and they are developed by various standardization bodies. By standardizing on an element level you create a platform for a powerful eco-system.

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Peter Linder

Peter Linder is Head of Business Management and Sales Support for Business Unit IT & Cloud Products towards Region North America. Since 2011 Peter has been based in North America in various management roles for the development of Ericsson’s cloud and IP Business in the US and Canada. He is also a Network Society evangelist appointed in the original group in 2011 and an intrapreneur dedicated to learning and sharing insights on how the digital transformation is reshaping future networks.

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