Ericsson HDS 8000 is a software-defined infrastructure system (SDI) based on Intel® Rack Scale Design, and is a key component in our NFVi solution together with Ericsson BSP 8100. It provides a common managed hardware pool for all NFV workloads that can be dynamically scaled and provide multiple environments to enable fast service rollout, performance optimization and efficient hardware utilization.
HDS 8000 is a system product where the software (Command Center and HDS Networking software) together with HDS hardware creates a unique value proposition for telecom operators. Key features are multi virtual-POD (vPOD) and telecom characteristics together with data center efficiency.
The vPOD is using the common hardware pool to dynamically create sets of compute and storage hardware that are logically isolated from one another on the network. The common hardware pool can, thanks to the vPOD feature, be used for telecom and IT type of applications; applications in cloud, appliances, containers or bare metal environments, across different organizations; with tenant separation.
The vPODs can be used by operators to quickly set up multiple hardware environments to support different flavors of NFVi with optimized performance and utilization. This capability can be used to support the implementation of pre-development environments replicating the production environment, e.g. when introducing new application. Another use case is to create separate environments for different parts of the organization. All of this can be done using a common pool of hardware managed entirely by networking software and Ericsson Command Center. The benefits are fast deployment of new services, improved operational efficiency and better utilization of the hardware.
The Ericsson HDS 8000 system also includes state of the hardware for compute, storage and network. It provides the efficiency and performance levels needed for all operator needs. Please see the data sheets in the downloads section for more information.
How to work with software-defined infrastructure from an operational perspective.
Data sheet: Compute Rack Unit 0101 [0.8 Mb]
Data sheet: Network Rack Unit 0201 [0.7 Mb]
Data sheet: Storage Rack Unit 0101 [0.9 Mb]
Data sheet: Access Switch 0102 [0.1 Mb]
Data sheet: Access Switch 0103 [0.2 Mb]
Paper: Industrializing NFV with SDI [0.3 Mb]