Ericsson demonstrated key technologies from its cloud infrastructure portfolio at the Intel Developer Forum 2015 (IDF15), an industry and media event held from 18 to 20 August in San Francisco, US.The event showcased Ericsson’s cloud technology leadership to a broad industry and media audience, and will highlight the strength of the company’s open developer eco-system including strategic partners Apcera, Guardtime, Cleversafe and Intel.

Anders Lindblad, Head of Business Unit Cloud & IP, says: “Cloud technology is rapidly disrupting the ICT industry, and we see IDF15 as a unique opportunity to engage with decision-makers and developers in this critical area.

“We look forward to showing Ericsson’s industry-leading cloud portfolio. Combining our Networked Society vision and long experience of designing, deploying and running the world’s most advanced communication systems, makes us a highly relevant ICT change-maker as the transformation of the industry accelerates.”

At the event, Ericsson announced a close co-operation with South Korean operator SK Telecom. The partnership will establish software-defined data centers built on Ericsson’s HDS 8000 datacenter system and Intel Rack Scale Architecture, leading to the creation of automated and TCO efficient hyperscale cloud infrastructure.

“RSA is the key technology to make the cloud extremely scalable, flexible and TCO efficient. SK Telecom believes this partnership will accelerate SK Telecom’s software-defined data center vision to be realized,” says Alex Jinsung Choi, CTO at SK Telecom.

451 Research concludes that with the Ericsson’s HDS 8000, Ericsson is just doing what everyone else is talking about. What is very different is its timing: real systems this year, literally many years ahead of the crowd.” according to Peter Christy, research director, Networking at 451 Research.

In support of openness in telecom transformation, Ericsson has recently joined the IntelĀ® Network Builders community and will show innovative network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) solutions.

The members of the Intel Network Builders program collaborate on accelerating network transformation through the adoption of SDN and NFV.