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Aiming for impact on tomorrow’s information society

“Learning about the world of science, technology and business for impactful technological development in infocommunications” – this is how I formulated my professional mission statement a couple of years ago at the beginning of my career. This blog post describes what my head-in-the-clouds mission statement means, how I identify impactfulness, and why it is an exciting professional goal for me as a PhD student intern at Ericsson Research.

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Next stop, Jorvas – distributed cloud platforms and edge computing

I am Marina Koroleff, a 20 year old Computer Science student from Kirkkonummi, Finland. This summer I’m working as an intern in the cloud team at Ericsson in Jorvas.

Students from many different fields join Ericsson Research for internships or thesis work. You could be next. Follow our blog to learn about the students at Ericsson Research this summer.

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Test your 5G application in the Urban ICT Arena

The 5G test platform that Ericsson offers to innovators and service developers in the Urban ICT Arena (UICTA) now includes an edge cloud. Applications that need to be executed close to the end user – in other words, those that need very low latency or deal with a lot of local data – can now be tested in a real network environment. Find out more about this test environment and how it can support faster application development.

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Scaling cloud platforms the P2P way

With the size of centralized cloud deployments continuing to increase and with distributed and edge cloud deployments becoming a reality, how can cloud management platforms scale regardless of infrastructure size and shape? Can performance levels be maintained as scale increases? Centralized and hierarchical approaches have historically dominated but distributed approaches based on peer-to-peer (P2P) technologies are highly relevant to bring into the conversation.

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The fundamentals of highly available cloud services

Companies claim that their cloud services are accessible by users anywhere and anytime. But are they really available 24 hours a day, 365 days per year? There’s a study from Ponemon institute, showing that the average cost of a datacenter outage is around USD 740,357 – a significant loss for both cloud providers and users. How much interruption of this sort can users tolerate? Which are the main sources of failure in a data center? How much extra redundancy is needed? What are the existing mechanisms for offering the desired level of service availability?

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Cloud 3.0: Making Cloud Easy

We envision Cloud 3.0 as a platform making it easy for developers to both deploy and develop directly in the datacenter and for datacenter managers to administer, for delivering services in compute clusters of all sizes – from large centralized datacenters to clusters of 3 to 5 machines in a radio base station. Such increased usability and scalability should encourage wider utilization of the cloud computing model. Our vision is for cloud computing to become an affordable, secure, and performant information technology utility that is ubiquitously available and can be successfully deployed to digitalize governments, industries, and society. We believe Cloud 3.0 will play a critical role in this vision.

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