Ericsson offers a suite of products and services to support Cloud Native transformation for telcos.
Ericsson Cloud Native Infrastructure is specifically optimized for hosting cloud-native 5G applications. Providing the capability to deploy containers as a service (CaaS) over bare metal servers without the need for a virtualization layer.
The solution is based on Ericsson Cloud Container Distribution (a CNCF-certified CaaS), Ericsson Software Defined Infrastructure providing efficient hardware management, Operations Management for Cloud Infrastructure (OMC) and E-VNFM (Enhanced VNF Manager) to enable application orchestration using standardized workflows.
Cloud Native solutions include an IMS, and major clients include Telstra, Vodafone and Virgin. They offer this detailed guide to building Cloud Native 5G networks, and their work is documented as a CNCF case study.
In Oct 2021 they announced a new new Cloud Native Center in North America, and partnered with Google Cloud to deliver 5G and Edge Cloud solutions for Telcos And Enterprises, and with SK Telecomm on 5G core.
There is also the aspect of harnessing the Cloud to access business systems, such as how Ericsson works with AWS to offer a Cloud-based BSS solution, and in his keynote presentation, Anders Rosengren discusses how cloud native design principles, cloud native applications and other key areas such as Automation, Orchestration and Open source playing a major role towards the evolution of 5G.