The two companies say that for service providers, the new infrastructure management solution will help speed time-to-market, maximise utilisation, and reduce total cost of ownership.
As part of the multi-faceted agreement, the companies say they will align development efforts of Ericsson SDI Manager software and Intel Rack Scale Design and extend these solutions with advanced management capabilities.
“These unified development efforts will allow operators to leverage multi-vendor hardware options, Ericsson’s end-to-end software solutions, and Intel’s latest architectural innovations,” the two companies say.
“5G will be transformative, accelerating today’s applications and triggering a wave of new usages and edge-based innovation,” says Sandra Rivera, senior vice-president, Network Platform Group, Intel.
“Our infrastructure manageability collaboration with Ericsson will help communications service providers remove deployment barriers, reduce costs, and deliver new 5G and edge services with cloudlike speed on a flexible, programmable and intelligent network.”