Intel DPDK  – A Technology that is Thriving

Intel DPDK – A Technology that is Thriving

By Andreea Volosincu For far too many times, the world of open source software gives way to a plethora of standards and reference designs that are supposed to make users’ life easier, improve performance, and security; often making it onto many conference slides as best examples. Some come, some are left behind, but those that manage to stick are continuously…
FACE™ is Ready for Takeoff

FACE™ is Ready for Takeoff

By Chip Downing With the release of the Technical Standard for Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™), Edition 2.1, a standard of The Open Group, the FACE standardization momentum is gaining traction and now moving into “production” mode; ready for business and laying the foundation for next-generation avionics deployments. The FACE Technical Standard is a standard of standards, leveraging over 100…
Gaining an “Edge” in the Internet of Things

Gaining an “Edge” in the Internet of Things

By Ido Sarig The Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer a fanciful vision. It is very much with us, in everything from factory automation to on-demand entertainment. Yet by most accounts, the full potential of interconnected systems and intelligent devices for changing the way we work and live has barely been tapped. Up until now, IoT software solutions have…
Celebrations and Struggles at NFV #8

Celebrations and Struggles at NFV #8

By Ron Breault I’ve attended every ETSI NFV Plenary session since April of 2013 – that’s seven in total – and I’d venture to say that the recently concluded NFV #8 was the most raucous to date! To be fair, this wasn’t just any plenary; this was the session in which the first phase of NFV was formally wrapped up…
RIP OVDK: High-Performance Virtual Switching Available Now in Commercial Telecom Platform

RIP OVDK: High-Performance Virtual Switching Available Now in Commercial Telecom Platform

By Charlie Ashton Intel recently announced that they have discontinued the OVDK virtual switch (SDNCentral article here). This prompted questions from service providers and Telecom Equipment Manufacturers (TEMs) who need high-performance, Carrier Grade vSwitch solutions for deployment in commercial networks as part of their Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) infrastructure. There is life after OVDK and no reason for concern. In…
Securing Critical Infrastructure…How Can Technology Help?

Securing Critical Infrastructure…How Can Technology Help?

By Victor Abelairas On Thursday, the head of the National Security Agency told a Congressional panel that China and a few other countries (as well as criminal organizations acting on behalf of those nations) have the capacity to shut down the nation’s power grid and other critical infrastructure.  With a discernable rise in the number of vulnerabilities per year over…
Gremlin Free Zone

Gremlin Free Zone

By Ron Breault I recently conducted a live demo of our Wind River Titanium Server product during one of SDNCentral's DemoFridays.  This was a great way to reach a wide and highly relevant audience (and save time traveling to several dozen customer sites).  How appropriate too that we were using cloud technologies and wide area networking to show case an…
Data is the Bitcoin of IoT

Data is the Bitcoin of IoT

By Chip Downing There are a lot of perspectives about what this new era of computing is actually delivering, and the metrics for the success of these solutions.  From my perspective, one coming from the software world, it is the transformation of our compute dynamics where the value of a platform is no longer the hardware, or the operating system…
Internet of Things Automatic Testing – Using Simulation

Internet of Things Automatic Testing – Using Simulation

By Jakob Engblom Developing and testing Internet of Things applications and systems is a big challenge, since the systems are simply big – they contain a lot of units and they need a large space. And the bigger something is, the harder it is to get it into the software development lab for testing. When developing software that will run…