Debunking a Myth Again: High Availability is Still Not Carrier Grade

Debunking a Myth Again: High Availability is Still Not Carrier Grade

By Charlie Ashton Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote a post about the differences between “High Availability” and “Carrier Grade reliability” as applied to telecom networks. A fascinating white paper has just been published that explores this subject in detail, so this seemed like an appropriate time to talk about some recent discussions about the topic and point interested…
How Are You Doing…with Continuous Integration?

How Are You Doing…with Continuous Integration?

By Eva Skoglund When you get the question “How are you doing?” you tend to reply “Just fine thank you!” If someone asked you “How are you doing with continuous integration?” I wonder how many “Just fine” answers one would get. I have a feeling it would be quite a lot, and if so, I’d like to follow up with…
NFV World Congress – Momentum Building

NFV World Congress – Momentum Building

By Ron Breault There was a palpable sense of anticipation amongst the participants at last week’s inaugural NFV World Congress in San Jose.  After so many announcements and proof of concept demos, the fruits of the collective work of this growing industry are now starting to appear. The show kicked off with an ‘OPNFV mini-summit,’ providing attendees with a sneak peek…
Wind River Platform for Infotainment Achieves GENIVI 7 Compliance

Wind River Platform for Infotainment Achieves GENIVI 7 Compliance

By Franz Walkembach Wind River, one of the founding members of GENIVI Alliance and a Leader in delivering software for intelligent connected systems, has enhanced its In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) offering to support the latest available GENIVI Compliance specification. As IVI systems become more complex in order to keep up with evolving consumer demands, GENIVI compliance is increasingly becoming a critical…
DroneComm: Connecting the dots between next-generation IP network drones and IoT

DroneComm: Connecting the dots between next-generation IP network drones and IoT

By Victor Abelairas This week, Wind River had the opportunity to be the Super Platinum sponsor of DroneComm 2015, a conference that is “all about connecting the dots between next-generation IP network drones and IoT.”  I participated in a panel discussion focused on early applications for commercial drones. I’ll share with you a few of the questions posed to the…
X-47B Autonomous Aerial Refueling Success!

X-47B Autonomous Aerial Refueling Success!

By Linda Pirrotta This week the Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned aircraft achieved a successful demonstration of the fully autonomous aerial refueling (AAR).  This is the first time in history that an unmanned aircraft has refueled in-flight.  AAR could help extend the operating range and flight duration of future carrier-based unmanned systems. Watch the video of the refueling here.     This is…
LSIS – Achieving the First SIL4 Certification for Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) in Korea

LSIS – Achieving the First SIL4 Certification for Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) in Korea

By Linda Pirrotta Wind River customers around the world are delivering innovative products that are improving the industries and regions they serve – often, they are the pioneers and are the first in achieving a major milestone.  Such is the case with LSIS, a leading specialist in electric power and automation solutions. In 2011, the company engaged in a national…
Deciding if Open Source is Good for Your Business

Deciding if Open Source is Good for Your Business

By Andreea Volosincu Switching to Open Source - it’s what economists identify as a dynamic choice. Unlike  its old-fashioned sisters, the static choices, dynamic choices made today can affect the opportunities you have tomorrow and pave the way for additional choices. In other words, today’s choice needs to be informed by the value of tomorrow opportunities or lack thereof. Choosing…