Oracle and Wind River Bring the Enterprise to the Edge

Oracle and Wind River Bring the Enterprise to the Edge

By Amanda Lowe We’ve all seen the predictions on the opportunities that IoT presents to companies in the industrial sector. Regardless of which of the wide-ranging analyst figures you follow, its clear to see that the possibilities are endless. Turning those possibilities into reality starts with bridging the gap between IT and OT. The value of IoT lies in connecting…
Wind River Brings Safety-Critical Expertise to Functional Safety for Industrial IoT

Wind River Brings Safety-Critical Expertise to Functional Safety for Industrial IoT

By Chip Downing With the accelerating growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), it is increasingly important to identify and implement safety-related systems for smart grids, connected vehicles, robotics, industrial control systems, smart factories, and more. And when it comes to ensuring the reliability of these can't-fail systems, Wind River has a proven track record of success across critical infrastructure…
Prevent human error in security: Dave meet STIG, STIG meet Dave

Prevent human error in security: Dave meet STIG, STIG meet Dave

By Tim Radzykewycz Recently, I ran across a cartoon about software security by John Klossner.  It shows a boxing ring, with assorted security software in one corner, and in the other corner was a guy wearing a shirt labelled "Human Error."  I had seen this cartoon before.  But for some reason, it touched off a reaction this time. Credit: 2006…
Wind River VxWorks 653 Certification Solution Reaches New Milestone and Achieves Top Honors

Wind River VxWorks 653 Certification Solution Reaches New Milestone and Achieves Top Honors

By Chip Downing For almost two decades, Wind River has supplied commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) certification evidence to hundreds of programs, accelerating our customers’ path to achieving FAA RTCA DO-178B / DO-178C, EUROCAE ED-12B / ED-12C, MIL STD, and driving a variety of industrial designs using IEC 61508 as a baseline certification standard. I’m excited to announce that one of these safety…
As Telcos Start NFV Deployments, Titanium Server Streamlines Network Operations

As Telcos Start NFV Deployments, Titanium Server Streamlines Network Operations

By Charlie Ashton NFV: growing up and putting Operations in the hot seat As service providers move away from Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Proof-of-Concepts (PoCs) and start working on actual deployments, the spotlight now falls on a wide range of operational issues. The Operations teams have to figure out how they’re going to install, commission, maintain and upgrade all this…
Roadmap Planning: Choose the Right Linux Building Blocks

Roadmap Planning: Choose the Right Linux Building Blocks

By Andreea Volosincu The year is drawing to a close, and it’s becoming increasingly hard to book conference rooms. Everyone is planning, estimating, strategizing, agreeing to disagree, etc. The result? A golden document, which, made right, it will make or break your product goals in 2017 – the strategic product roadmap. Whether you are a system integrator selling industrial development…
Software Containment in VxWorks:  VxPOD – A Separation Alternative to Virtualization

Software Containment in VxWorks: VxPOD – A Separation Alternative to Virtualization

By Ka Kay Achacoso The challenge in hardware consolidation for real-time embedded systems is ensuring that sub-systems don’t interfere with each other.   To take advantage of the space and hardware cost reduction that comes with hardware consolidation, some systems use virtualization technology to separate sub-systems from each other.  With Virtualization, a hypervisor is run either on the hardware (Type 1…
Software-Defined Infrastructure in Industrial IoT: How it Works

Software-Defined Infrastructure in Industrial IoT: How it Works

By Gareth Noyes In my last blog post I introduced the idea of a software-defined infrastructure approach driving and accelerating digital transformation in industrial automation. It offers a more flexible, adaptable and cost-effective alternative for developing automation systems leveraging the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). In contrast to conventional single-vendor, proprietary automation solutions, open software-defined infrastructure platforms allow for a…
When is an IoT Botnet not an IoT Botnet?

When is an IoT Botnet not an IoT Botnet?

By Mychal McCabe IoT botnets continue to make news, with new strains of malware infecting a range of internet-connected devices and then using those devices to participate in historically large distrubuted denial of service (DDoS) attacks. By some estimates the Mirai strain of malware has infected over one million devices since it emerged, with more to come following its release…
IoT is a Business Problem First

IoT is a Business Problem First

By Amar Parmar Living in the bay area, I get to see plenty of technology solutions and platforms emerge almost every single month. And with IoT as the current buzzword, a lot of platforms are aimed towards it.  If we follow the Gartner hype cycle from July 2016, we can see that “IoT Platforms” is still not quite at its…