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Henrik Bäckström

Henrik works as a Product Marketing Manager at Business Area Digital Services, focusing on cloud infrastructure products and network applications. He has worked for Ericsson since 1999, starting with product management and commercial management for fixed access before going into marketing for several core network and cloud offerings. Henrik has a MSc BA from Stockholm University.

Henrik Bäckström

Cloud and NFVi trends podcast – Dez Blanchfield with Lars Mårtensson

Our series of podcasts “Transmissons from Tomorrow” by Dez Blanchfield, a Strategist and Data Scientist continues—next up in the hot seat is Lars Mårtensson, Head of Solution Area Cloud and NFVi and Head of Ericsson Silicon Valley. Together they discuss transformative trends in the telecom market.

NFV deployment–important considerations for operators

After years of talk, demos and proof-of-concepts, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is a reality. Several telecom service providers have taken the step from trials to commercial installations of telecom clouds lately. Achieving a successful implementation is to a large degree dependent on the capabilities of the infrastructure layer, also called NFVi. Which are some important considerations for operators?

Automated NFV operations—two key use cases

One of the top expectations on NFV is the ability to introduce automation of operations. This improves reliability and keeps total cost of ownership low. In this brief video—Amit Sharma, Strategic Product Manager in Management and Orchestration, presents examples of automated NFV operations. The focus is on auto healing and auto scaling and the benefits they provide.

NEBS 3 compliance—what it is and why it's needed

Intel has launched its new Intel® Xeon® processor D-2100 product family, which features the innovative mesh architecture of Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor, introduced in mid-2017. Ericsson will use the new processor in the NEBS3-compliant Ericsson Blade Server Platform 8100 (BSP 8100), one of the products in our proven NFVi solution. What is NEBS3 hardware and why is it needed?

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?

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.

Fixed hardware configurations for efficient cloud operations

Having a uniform hardware infrastructure is a must for efficient cloud operations. Fixed configurations support the transition to an optimized whole from current sub-optimizations.

No More Excuses: Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor takes you to the cloud.

An enterprise committing to virtualization and cloud is a lot like a person committing to serious physical exercise. In both cases, it’s a question of eliminating excuses.

Transform how you manage your datacenter workloads

Most operators are concerned with optimizing their IT infrastructure for a high level of efficiency. Perhaps the most common problem scenario is the wasting of resources by over-provisioning. During peak hours, one workload may use less than half of the available compute, network, and storage. What does that mean for utilization during normal traffic hours?

For operators striving for a higher level of efficiency, a key tool is the virtual Performance-Optimized Datacenter (vPOD).