STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwire - Feb 26, 2012) -
* Ericsson enters the market for data centers, enables telecom operators
offer cloud services for their enterprise customers
* Operators ideally positioned to offer high quality, high security and
availability cloud services to enterprises
* With an optimized cloud strategy, a telco enterprise customer can lower
IT operating expenditure
As part of the recently announced Network-enabled Cloud concept, Ericsson
(NASDAQ: ERIC) is launching its new offering for building and optimizing
centers at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. This is a prioritized
for telecom operators looking to offer public cloud-based services for
enterprise customers. Ericsson will demonstrate a new concept for planning,
designing and implementing data centers and showcase a complete cloud
platform, including cloud management and security.
Ericsson's Data Center Build and Data Center Optimization offering will
increased demand for cloud-based services as enterprises seek to become
increasingly mobile. With this offering, Ericsson enters the market for
centers and strengthens its position as an ICT player.
Paolo Colella, Head of Consulting and Systems Integration at Ericsson,
"Operators are ideally positioned to offer high quality, high security and
availability cloud services to enterprises. We bring telecom-grade thinking
the cloud space, focusing both on availability and security of the
well as cost and efficiency gains for enterprise customers. And, in
cloud services bring new business opportunities for the telecom operators.
"Building a cloud solution will include a number of technological
Within Ericsson's services organization, we will contribute with our key
competence, looking at all of the aspects of the network architecture and
build, optimize and operate the cloud."
Ericsson's cloud approach - from a Consulting and Systems Integration
perspective - ranges from building new data centers to providing solutions
operators through a consolidation, modernization and standardization of
With an optimized cloud strategy, an enterprise customer can lower its IT
operating expenditure thanks to reduced need for software licenses, floor
and cooling. In addition, cloud services and access to the enterprise IT
environment via fixed and mobile internet brings efficiency gains for the
Colella continues: "Ericsson's global scale and skill, coupled with our
experience in delivering more than 1,300 systems integration projects every
and expertise in mobile and fixed connectivity, means we can provide
with new levels of flexibility and efficiency in their IT systems."
About Ericsson Consulting and Systems Integration
Worldwide, Ericsson delivers more than 1,300 consulting and systems
projects every year in multi-vendor and multi-technology environments to
operators, governments, utilities and transport organizations. These range
end-to-end transformation projects to single-solution assignments.
Ericsson Consulting and Systems Integration and its 12,000 professionals
part of Ericsson Global Services, with 56,000 in-house service
working in 180 countries, including around 45,000 working close to the
and more than 10,000 in our global centers. Ericsson has more than 65,000
service professionals, including an average of 15,000 subcontractors.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Ericsson's Network-Enabled Cloud meets needs of the Networked Society
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Ericsson is the world's leading provider of communications technology and
services. We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time
solutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely,
sustainable societies around the world.
Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within
and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries.
more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic goes through Ericsson
networks and we support customers' networks servicing more than 2 billion
We operate in 180 countries and employ more than 100,000 people. Founded in
1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2011 the company
revenues of SEK 226,9 billion (USD 35,0 billion). Ericsson is listed on
OMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ, New York stock exchanges.
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