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Press Release -- July 14th, 2015
Source: Ericsson

Ericsson establishes collaborative cloud lab in Germany

  • Ericsson Cloud Lab, located in Aachen, will support operators and other industries in the formulation and execution of their digital strategies
  • The Lab will enable faster innovation and co-creation of industry specific cloud based applications meeting the needs of a more flexible and agile infrastructure.
  • Security and data integrity will be integral parts of the cloud solutions

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC, news, filings) has established a new Cloud Lab in Germany. The Aachen based Cloud Lab 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.

In the transformation towards a digitized economy cloud solutions will play a central role. Many large enterprises still experience challenges as they increase their usage of cloud technology. These challenges include cloud migration competences, governance, security and data integrity and are the result of the high speed of innovation, accessibility and openness enabled by cloud technology.

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. This includes products such as Ericsson HDS 8000, Ericsson Secure Cloud Storage, Cloud Manager based on ECM product, and our offerings for IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and PaaS (Platform as a Service) addressing both the IT and Telecom Cloud environments.

Valter D’Avino, Ericsson Head of Western & Central Europe, says: ”By developing these cloud solutions in cooperation with our customers, we will provide them the opportunity to speed up the deployment of cloud technology. 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.”

Ericsson’s cloud portfolio enables digital transformation by allowing for both fast innovation and global governance for telecom operators and enterprises. The collaborative ways of working at the Cloud Lab will accelerate that digital transformation. The transport and automation industries are two examples where the usage of cloud technology is moving forward rapidly. The proximity to customers that the Cloud Lab provides will allow for flexible and agile cooperation to meet the respective market’s specific needs.

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