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.