Unix Core Team delivery

Between 2003 and 2006, Stickybit was charged with delivery of a Unix Core Team to Sony Ericsson.

The prequel to the mission started in 2002 when we were asked to help out the global IT team setting up all infrastructure needed för the Joint Venture enterprise founded by Ericsson and Sony. Johan Ramm Ericson and Fredrick Rybarczyk was brought in to look after the Unix bits that needed attention as all IT infrastructure were to be separated from the mother companies.

This post reminences some of our mile stone achievements.

  • 2003 Unix Core Team was founded. While HP looked after all server infrastructure, Stickybit managed the client environments and lab networks.
  • 2003 a G was added and the Unix Core Team became Global. Lot’s of coordination to device a common platform strategy having early morning phone conferences with Japan and making sure the US peeps were on the same page later the same day. For a while we ran a follow the sun 24/7 support team.
  • 2004 The team grew as it turned its attention to the test and verification units. The gUCT helped establish a test environments effectively mimicking a phone operator’s environment. Starting with sim cards and base stations and ending in streaming services and mms systems.
  • 2005 Delivered a fully integrated platform that connected all things Linux and Unix with Active Directory, enabling Single Sign on and central provisioning of access, services et cetera regardless of OS platform.
  • 2006 Hand over. The platform, strategies,  AD teams and processes were in place. Time to hand over and move on.


NOTE: I sincerely hope nobody will take offense for these records. My aim is to celebrate the time and some of the people who were there. We did great things together and everyone at Stickybit is proud of having played a small part. Thanks, Fredrick.

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