Ericsson has established a new Cloud Lab in Aachen, Germany, which will support operators and industry customers in Europe with faster innovation through all stages in the development cycle towards cloud and virtualization.
This includes early technology demos, testing, verification and pre-packaging up to live deployments of new services.
The Cloud Lab provides an opportunity for Ericsson’s customers to address these issues, through live demos, deploying and testing key technologies including cloud, virtualization and the increasingly important management and orchestration area.
It will be built on Ericsson’s own technology and services expertise, including products such as Ericsson HDS 8000, Ericsson Secure Cloud Storage, Cloud Manager based on ECM product, and offerings for IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and PaaS (Platform as a Service) that address both the IT and Telecom Cloud environments.
“By developing these cloud solutions in cooperation with our customers, we will provide them the opportunity to speed up the deployment of cloud technology,” said Valter D’Avino, Ericsson head of Western and Central Europe.
“This means we will more quickly experience the benefits of cloud, such as shorter time to market for new services within Internet of Things for example, and a more agile IT infrastructure,” said D’Avino.
The transport and automation industries are two examples where the usage of cloud technology is moving forward rapidly, Ericsson said.
The proximity to customers that the Cloud Lab provides will allow for flexible and agile cooperation to meet the respective market’s specific needs.