Pluribus Networks and Ericsson
The Ericsson Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) offering is a new generation of data center systems that is based upon Intel’s Rack Scale Design and powered by Pluribus Networks Netvisor® ONE operating system and the Unified Cloud Fabric™.
Software Defined Infrastructure – a foundation for NFVI, edge computing and distributed cloud
The open Ericsson Software Defined Infrastructure extends the business agility and operational efficiency of the cloud into the hardware layer of the Ericsson Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) solution, increasing the scalability, elasticity and hardware utilization of the data center.
The Ericsson SDI system consists of a flexible and elastic hardware management solution across storage, compute and networking that extends the business agility and operational efficiency of the cloud into the hardware layer of the NFVI solution. The networking is powered by Pluribus Networks Netvisor ONE network operating system and the Unified Cloud Fabric in the Ericsson system, which is a verified NFVI solution deployed by many of the world’s leading operators. Netvisor ONE was selected by Ericsson for SDI because of the unique distributed operating system, its ability to provide comprehensive network slicing and its support for rich network services, programmability and telemetry on a per-slice basis.
The NFVI solution enables operators to deploy virtual telecom, OSS, BSS, IT and media applications with speed while keeping total cost of ownership low. This cloud infrastructure solution is open and follows ETSI architectural principles. To get started quickly with cloud-based applications with low risk, Ericsson provides a proven and system-verified solution that is evolving to support edge computing and container management capabilities for distributed cloud. By May 2019 this solution was deployed in production in over 30 leading operators worldwide and in pre-qualification testing with another 30+.