Ericsson launches Data Center Service and OpenStack Solution

Ericsson has launched a Data Center Service leveraging its mobile network.

Ericsson launches Data Center Build and Optimization offering

February 26, 2012, 14:09 (CET) Download: 

  • Ericsson enters the market for data centers, enables telecom operators to offer cloud services for their enterprise customers
  • Operators ideally positioned to offer high quality, high security and high availability cloud services to enterprises
  • With an optimized cloud strategy, a telco enterprise customer can lower its IT operating expenditure

Ericsson is reaching out its installed base.

Paolo Colella, Head of Consulting and Systems Integration at Ericsson, says: "Operators are ideally positioned to offer high quality, high security and high availability cloud services to enterprises. We bring telecom-grade thinking to the cloud space, focusing both on availability and security of the services, as well as cost and efficiency gains for enterprise customers. And, in addition, cloud services bring new business opportunities for the telecom operators.

And, they have joined the OpenStack initiative.

Ericsson joins OpenStack, demonstrates unique virtual data center manager

February 28, 2012, 10:00 (CET) Download: 

  • Ericsson to demonstrate cloud-management solution based on OpenStack's open-source components
  • Virtual data center manager supports multi-tenant distributed clouds and integrates elastic networking over wide area networks
  • Automated deployment driven by a service-level agreement drastically reduces costs and time to market

As part of the recently announced Network-enabled Cloud concept, Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has joined the OpenStack project, an open-source community dedicated to creating cloud software that has achieved strong industrial momentum. Ericsson will contribute to further developing OpenStack to support carrier-grade services and applications. OpenStack provides a flexible alternative cloud management solution that is based on open-source components.

If you didn't think Mobile and the Cloud had much to do with each other, Ericsson may change your mind.