Axiata taps Ericsson for cloud & NFV transformation

XL Axiata has selected Ericsson to transform its network through the deployment of disaggregated architecture.

To evolve its cloud and NFV offerings, the Southeast Asian operator will implement Ericsson’s full stack cloud solution, including the Ericsson Hyperscale Datacentre System 8000. 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.

The solution offers open NFV architecture and fulfils XL Axiata's needs for a standardised multivendor virtualisation environment that will enable the operator to bring new services to market faster. Adopting Ericsson Hyperscale Datacentre System 8000 with carrier-grade software will also allow XL Axiata to optimise its NFV and IT infrastructure through disaggregated and software-defined infrastructure that supports more flexible and responsive resource utilisation.

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."

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