Oct 2016 - Perspective - Doc # AP41867916
Perspective: Ericsson and Intel Analyst Roundtable - Delivering Software-Defined Cloud Infrastructure
By: Mike Ghasemi
This IDC Retail Insights Perspective reviews and analyzes the Ericsson and Intel analyst roundtable held on October 11 and their offering in the areas of datacenter transformation, software-defined infrastructure, and hyperscale datacenter. Ericsson also made an announcement related to Apcera platform and its partnership with Equinox to help businesses capitalize on multi-cloud advantage. During the roundtable, Intel and Ericsson presented hyperscale, software-defined cloud infrastructure solutions that are able to support the growing industry demands in the most efficient way.
The key product announcement was Ericsson Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000, which is the first commercially available hyperscale datacenter solution implementing Intel Rack Scale Design, and is fully aligned with Intel's strategy of transforming from a PC company to one that powers the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices.