Cloud Native is happening now

Cloud Native applications

Cloud native for telecom applications is happening. In the next few years, all telecom applications will be cloud natively designed so as to increase efficiency and utilization of the cloud infrastructure.

What is Cloud Native?

Cloud native is a term that can describe the patterns of organizations, architectures and technologies that consistently, reliably and at scale fully take advantage of the possibilities of the cloud to support cloud-oriented business models. 

Cloud native can be described as a combination of best practices that have been seen from companies such as Netflix, Twitter, Alibaba, Uber, Facebook and alike. Practices include, but are not limited to, continuous deployment, containers and microservices to help achieve the elastic scaling capabilities, speed of introducing new functionality and increased automation needed to cater for an unpredictable competitive landscape. So, the overall goal is to be able to adapt, and adapt quickly and cost efficiently.

The principles for Cloud Native applications

At Ericsson, we have created a set of principles especially made for telecom applications based on microservices, containers and state optimized design. Take full advantage of the cloud to:

  • Improve granularity and increase speed of software upgrades and releases
  • Automate through embedded features in the NFVI layer (cloud infrastructure for NFV)
  • Adapt software architecture to make much better use of cloud data center resources

When it comes to 5G, the new 3GPP standardized 5G Core functions will be cloud native and container based. This have started 2019 and will be deployed globally during 2020. We will also evolve the NFVI for containers and add orchestration capabilities.

With our design principles as foundation we've launched the new Ericsson Cloud native Infrastructure solution. An infrastructure fully optimized for cloud native application - which is an essential part of 5G.

Read more in our guide The cloud native transformation

Launching Ericsson’s Cloud Native Infrastructure

The new Ericsson Cloud native Infrastructure solution is optimized for cloud native applications – a foundational part of 5G. By deploying applications directly in bare metal containers, without the need for a virtualization layer, operators can have TCO savings up to 30%.

This solution is scalable across central and edge locations supporting a vast number of 5G services and use cases. With automated lifecycle management and easy introduction of CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment), solution implementation and operations become more efficient. View this video about Ericsson Cloud native Infrastructure.

Read more in our guide Building a cloud native infrastructure

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Webinar: How to implement Cloud native in the telco cloud

Our leading experts in cloud-native architectures and design give insights into the benefits of cloud native applications, as well the design principles and how to design cloud-native applications for the telco cloud.

They explain the evolution of the NFVI architecture, and the steps needed to introduce Kubernetes into the NFVI to cater for both VMs and containers, which will be essential for 5G.

Your guide to building a cloud native 5G Core

Explore our useful guide series to help you work out the best way and understand all of the different domains that will be impacted throughout the transformation journey to a cloud native 5G Core.

Podcast: Is cloud native design really needed in telecom? 

Hear Jonas Falkena, Senior Expert, Application Implementation Architectures explain how the evolution of NFVi for 5G drives cloud-native design.

What are the benefits of running a Cloud native NFVI?

Hear Ferenc Kubinszki, Strategic Solution Manager, Distributed Cloud, answering the questions about what are the benefits and challenges of implementing cloud native?

Get the answers why Cloud native is crucial for Service providers

TelecomTV asks Peter Wörndle; How can Service providers adapt to new standards and specifications to use cloud native technologies? What are the learnings that have been taken since the start of NFV? How do you address the need for cloud native to stakeholders?

How can Cloud-native design fuel your business?

Read what Jan Karlsson, Head of Business Area Digital Services has to say about the advantages of cloud-native design and expand on the 5 design principles of cloud-native.

Explore the components of our Cloud native offering

Core Network

Accelerate to 5G & IoT and achieve a new level of flexibility to explore new revenue streams via network slicing and cloud native design principles.

Cloud native Infrastructure

Increase speed, efficiency, and agility in offering new services while reducing risk and shortening lead time while you transform the network.

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