Ericsson has joined Open Data Center Committee (ODCC) in China to speed up adoption of next generation data center solutions. Ericsson has as previously announced joined Open Compute Project (OCP) as platinum member and entered a strategic partnership with Quanta to drive faster adoption of the next generation data center solutions. Ericsson Hyperscale Datacenter System portfolio expands while maintaining one common software control layer.

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has joined the Open Data Center Committee (ODCC) in China, while joining the Open Compute Project (OCP) as platinum member, and forming the strategic partnership with Quanta, to drive faster adoption of next generation data center solutions.

Driven by requirements and specifications from main data center technology and solution users in China, such as Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, and other data center solution users, ODCC promotes open data center solutions with significant visibility in the industry.

Through the ODCC membership, OCP platinum membership, and strategic partnership with Quanta, Ericsson will extend its portfolio and introduce electrical server and rack choices in addition to current optical solutions. All solution alternatives shall be managed under one common software control plane, to enable continuous management improvement, analytical insights and preparing for future automation and machine learning opportunities.

Furthermore, Ericsson will leverage its existing global services capabilities to deliver services for Ericsson data center customers.

Zhang Binghua, ODCC Chairman, vice director of Baidu system department, says: “With increasing demands on Cloud services, we have experienced strong interests from the industry on data center infrastructure and solution deployments, in which ODCC plays an instrumental role in China and Global markets. We welcome Ericsson to join the ODCC community to strengthen our eco system with the software defined infrastructure and related technologies. ODCC expects Ericsson to contribute and together with ODCC to drive the development of next generation data center solutions.”

Hou Zhiqiang, ODCC Vice Chairman, Head of CMCC Cloud and Network Institute, says, “China Mobile welcomes Ericsson to join the ODCC community to strengthen the ODCC ecosystem. We are expecting Ericsson to contribute to the ODCC community, with their technology especially their expertise in telecom infrastructure and services.”

With the ODCC membership, Platinum OCP membership, and Quanta partnership, Ericsson is accelerating its commitment to supporting customers’ digital industrialization journeys to 5G and the Internet of Things. This will be achieved by delivering best-in-class solutions building on Ericsson’s proven technology and services, while leveraging the leadership of ODCC and OCP in the open data center standards and Quanta’s leading positions in the IT industry.

Howard Wu, Head of Software Defined Infrastructure, Ericsson, says: “As China continues to grow and shape the future infrastructure landscape, we are very excited to join ODCC, and open community targeting the continual improvements in the datacenter space. Having Ericsson contributing as part of this distinguished consortium of industry leaders, my team looks forward to driving both product and standards forward with the community.”

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