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Ericsson : Ericsson defines the cloud evolution



               Ericsson : Ericsson defines the cloud evolution

  * Ericsson Cloud System: a comprehensive solution for the distribution and
    orchestration of cloud capabilities horizontally across the network,
    enabling new vertical exposure opportunities. Builds on industry-leading
    concepts of Network-enabled Cloud and Service Provider SDN 

  * The solution includes the Ericsson Cloud Execution Environment - an open,
    distributed platform based on OpenStack and KVM (Kernel-based Virtual
    Machine) and the Ericsson Cloud Manager for end-to-end orchestration 

  * The solution leverages the Ericsson Blade System (EBS) and the Ericsson
    Smart Service Router (SSR)^. 

  * Systematic implementation of end-to-end elasticity across network, compute
    and storage assets that enables the delivery of new services and business
    models 

Mobile networks have evolved through 2G, 3G and Long Term Evolution. As
mobility becomes part of the mainstream digital lifestyle, the next step is
for the network to be the vehicle of cloud evolution.  With an increasing
focus on quality of experience among smartphone users, and with operators
looking for new revenue, today's networks and the cloud need to evolve in
parallel. Cloud services need to be distributed and networks -- including
computing and storage capabilities -- need to be elastic on an end-to-end
basis. This combination will bring a new set of capabilities that doesn't
exist today.

In response to this evolving need, Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) introduces the
Ericsson Cloud System. This revolutionary cloud solution enables carriers and
service providers to grasp market opportunities by enabling end-to-end
elasticity using network assets. It enables distributed cloud capabilities
such as computing and storage capabilities in the network, resulting in a
better experience when using cloud applications, and more efficient
utilization of network resources.

The Ericsson Cloud System includes the Ericsson Cloud Manager, which offers
new features in terms of management and operation across the entire network,
while supporting carrier-grade performance.

The Ericsson Cloud System includes the Ericsson Cloud Execution Environment,
which is based on OpenStack Cloud Management and KVM hypervisor. The solution
is an addition to the existing OSS system, the Ericsson Cloud Manager. It
offers a smooth migration as it builds on the Ericsson Blade System and
Ericsson SSR and it allows virtualized and non-virtualized applications to
execute side-by-side with maintained carrier-grade performance. The system
provides an execution environment for applications irrespective of the source
- whether it's Ericsson, the operator, a partner or other innovators. This
makes it possible to introduce new services and consolidate existing ones onto
the same virtualized platform.

Magnus Furustam, Vice President and Head of Product Area Core and IMS at
Ericsson, says: "We protect existing operator investments when introducing new
technologies. We implement cloud-enabled networks by evolving what operators
already have in the field.

We do this by using established telecom platforms - such as EBS and SSR - and
integrating them with new software in a way that ensures carrier-grade
performance, while introducing a platform for new partners. This systematic
implementation of end-to-end elasticity across network, computing and storage
assets enables the delivery of new services and business models and is what we
call Cloud Evolution."

The Ericsson Cloud System will be available on the market in Q1, 2014.
Ericsson will showcase the solution at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona
from February 25-28.

During Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, Ericsson showcases its
combined technology and services leadership for the Information and
Communications Technology industry. Our solutions deliver superior network
performance in the field, enable complete customer experience management,
simplify and automate operations workflows thereby leading to operational
excellence. We show how the Networked Society comes to life - what it will
mean for the industry and how it will enable our customers to capture growth
opportunities.

NOTES TO EDITORS

Ericsson Blade Cluster
http://www.ericsson.com/news/080804_er_blade_634817832_c

Ericsson SSR
http://www.ericsson.com/ourportfolio/telecom-operators/ssr-8000-family

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www.ericsson.com/press

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, in
sustainable societies around the world.

Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within
Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other
industries. Today more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic goes
through Ericsson networks and we support customers' networks servicing more
than 2.5 billion subscribers. 

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's
net sales were SEK 226.9 billion (USD 35.0 billion). Ericsson is listed on
NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ, New York stock exchanges.

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Ericsson Corporate Communications
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