April 17, 2014
Mirantis and Ericsson this week entered into an initial five-year partnership to deploy Mirantis carrier-grade OpenStack software in the Ericsson cloud software platform used for telecommunications networks, internal data centres and cloud computing services that Ericsson will offer its customers.
The deal, part of an Ericsson cloud transformation that covers telcom, IT and public cloud, is believed to be the largest OpenStack software engagement to date.
“We’re looking forward to closely and actively working with Mirantis on the areas that our operators care most about: performance, resiliency, fault tolerance and security,” said Dr. Jason Hoffman, product line head for the Ericsson Cloud Systems and Platforms.
Mirantis has helped build and deploy some of the largest OpenStack clouds at companies such as AT&T, Cisco WebEx, Comcast, Dell, The Gap, NASA, NTT Docomo and PayPal.
Cloud-based services provide an opportunity for network operators to add value and improve the timeliness and quality with which they deliver enterprise services and applications — whether through more efficient telecom and internal IT services or value-added cloud services for consumers and enterprises.
Cloud-based services, the two firms said in a release, will “also allow operators to ensure rapid service creation and rollout by delivering new levels of flexibility, scalability and responsiveness.”