Ericsson, Intel partner up to offer Cloud-based products
‘We will bring the market to compete and give our customers more possibilities,’ says Ericsson CEO
Ericsson announced Monday it had partnered with chip maker Intel to offer software and hardware to help operators deploy cloud-based services and compete with existing big names in the industry.
The new Hyperscale Datacenter System (HDS) 8000, an addition to the existing Ericsson Cloud System, is based on Intel’s Rack Scale Architecture and would give service providers the ability to offer competitive cloud-based offerings.
“Together [with Intel] we will build datacenter equipment that will actually have the same performance of cloud providers,” Ericsson’s CEO Hans Vestberg said in a media briefing at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona.
“The difference is that we will provide it to the market,” unlike the “cloud-based providers, who are doing it for themselves,” Vestberg added.
“We will bring the market to compete and give our customers more possibilities and give equal good performance and equally good equipment as anybody in the industry that is competing with us,” he said.
Intel’s CEO Brian Matthew Krzanich said the partnership would provide a “platform for innovation” and would allow non-big players more of a “competitive, fair edge.”
The Mobile World Congress 2015, which runs from March 2 to March 5 in the Spanish city of Barcelona, is the world’s biggest telecoms trade fair.