Flexible Ericsson Managed Cloud Enablement Services* eliminates the need for enterprises, operators, and service providers to build their own cloud environments.
Cloud computing has completely changed the economic landscape and removed barriers for anybody wishing to bring a service to market. It is now possible to “rent” vast amounts of computer capacity on demand and only pay for what is used—at greatly reduced cost and lead time compared with traditional IT deployments.
Cloud services are incredibly popular, but many enterprises, operators, and service providers lack the resources required to offer them to their own organizations or external customers. An alternative is to outsource computing equipment from a cloud service provider that offers computing, storage, networking, virtualization, and management capabilities using a provision model called Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
An important decision is whether to create a public or private cloud. Services offerings for consumers, such as Managed Enterprise IT or Managed Billing Services, are simpler to deploy on public clouds because they are easily accessed by a wide population. In addition, public clouds can offer “pay as you go” plans, which make costs more predictable and capacity more elastic. However, public clouds, because of their inherent openness, bring increased security risks that need to be appropriately addressed.