Ericsson buys NodePrime to boost software-defined data centre offering

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Ericsson is buying data centre platform provider NodePrime as it looks to accelerate the adoption of software-defined infrastructure.

By buying NodePrime, the Sweden-based company said it would be able to support the command and control of every component in existing data centres on the market.

Ericsson already uses the platform in its Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000, which enables data driven automated decision-making and the automatic configuration of different data centre hardware platforms, allowing data centres to become hyperscale.

The acquisition reduces the risk of sourcing vendors, Ericsson said.

James Malachowski, co-founder and CEO of NodePrime said: "Our vision from the start was to transform the infrastructure into a single entity where it's entirely possible to grasp the management of hyperscale data centre infrastructure through the collection of trillions of associated metrics inside one view.

"Now being part of Ericsson, we further strengthen and expand Ericsson's position as an industry leader in next-generation software-defined data centres. Together we are creating a massive power shift for enterprises to make decisions on their own terms and scale with precision at the speed at which businesses need to respond today."

Anders Lindblad, Vice President, Head of Business Unit Cloud & IP said: "NodePrime has unique talent and was a clear choice to bring inside Ericsson. We believe in innovation coming from the Silicon Valley area and will continue to increase our presence and distribution of such innovation."

Following the completion of the all cash deal, NodePrime will be integrated into Ericsson's Cloud and IP business unit.