The FINANCIAL — Ericsson has been selected by XL Axiata, one of the leading telecommunications operators in southeast Asia, to transform its network through the deployment of disaggregated architecture.
Ericsson will deploy its full stack cloud solution, including the Ericsson Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000 based on Intel Rack Scale Architecture, and virtual network functions (VNFs) as part of XL Axiata’s cloud evolution and realization of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).
As part of the first phase of the transformation, Ericsson Service Aware Policy Controller (SAPC) and Traffic Monitoring and Analysis (TMA) VNFs will also be deployed.
Common management of the VNFs will be enabled by the Ericsson Network Manager, which supports management of both physical and virtual network functions, offers a common view of network resources and services across multiple network technologies, and provides lifecycle management for VNFs. This represents a key step for XL Axiata’s cloud transformation, since both IT and network applications will be deployed in the same environment, according to Ericsson.
The solution offers open NFV architecture and fulfils XL Axiata’s needs for a standardized multivendor virtualization environment that will enable the operator to bring new services to market faster. Adopting Ericsson Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000 with carrier-grade software will also allow XL Axiata to optimize its NFV and IT infrastructure through disaggregated and software-defined infrastructure that supports more flexible and responsive resource utilization.
Dian Siswarini, President Director, XL Axiata, says: “Through this hyperscale cloud initiative with Ericsson, we look forward to putting NFV and cloud to practical use. We will accelerate the delivery of innovative services by exposing network assets, while improving efficiency and reducing risk in how networks are built and operated to meet the needs of the future.”
Thomas Jul, Head of Ericsson Indonesia and Timor Leste, says: “This is an important milestone in our long standing partnership with XL Axiata, marking a significant step in the cloud evolution we are working together to realize for XL Axiata. We will continue to strengthen the partnership by leveraging Ericsson’s leadership in both cloud and NFV.”
Ericsson Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000 is a new generation of datacenter system using disaggregated hardware architecture for better resource utilization. The initial focus is on complete operator cloud transformation for NFV, IT and commercial cloud operations.