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Ericsson, NTT Collaborate On Next Generation Cloud Servers to Support 5G & IoT

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Ericsson, NTT Collaborate On Next Generation Cloud Servers to Support 5G & IoT Image Credit: NTT

Ericsson and Japan's NTT have signed a collaboration focusing on the development of the next generation of cloud servers to support 5G and the Internet-of-Things(IoT). As part of the agreement, Ericsson and NTT will conduct a study aimed at determining how hardware disaggregation, management and control technologies can improve the efficiency of operations and application software development, particularly in reducing time to market for new services.

The collaboration will verify and demonstrate the capabilities and functionalities of Ericsson's Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000, which is based on the Intel Rack Scale Architecture. The Ericsson Cloud Manager and Ericsson Cloud Execution Environment solutions will also be deployed.

The two companies started part of the hardware disaggregation study in 2015 and will perform joint proof-of-concept trials using the Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000 in 2016. 

Nobuyuki Watanabe, Senior Vice President, Head of Information Network Laboratory Group, NTT
Disaggregation of server hardware into small modular components is one of the missing key technologies to realize our concept in order to achieve faster provisioning of new and innovative services. 

Jason Hoffman, Vice President, Head of Product Area Cloud Systems, Ericsson
This cooperation underscores Ericsson's commitment to bringing the next generation of hyperscale datacenter solutions based on Intel© Rackscale architecture for next generation cloud servers to provide the agility, efficiency and speed needed to support new services for 5G and IoT

Ray is The Fast Mode's editor and content director. Ray has covered the wireless industry as a writer for more than 10 years, focusing on technology and business aspects of the telecoms sector. Ray can be reached at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com. Follow Ray at linkedin.com/in/raysharma10

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