The Internet of Things: Work Smarter, Get to Market Quicker—Part 2

By guest blogger Valerie Scarsellato Most engineers like to create things from scratch, but when you’re preparing to implement virtualization technology on platforms in a manufacturing setting, it’s helpful to begin the process with a leg up. Fortunately, developers looking to reduce costs and shorten the development time of virtualized, real-time industrial systems can do so with the new Intel® Industrial Solutions…
Internet of Things giving you anxiety? VxWorks Industry Profiles can help

Internet of Things giving you anxiety? VxWorks Industry Profiles can help

By Michael Weinstein Dear valued manufacturer of embedded systems: I invite you to join me for a quick free association exercise. What are some of the things that come to your mind when you think about a next-generation device? Faster, powerful, sophisticated, connected, secure… Internet of Things … Better user experience Go on… Faster… Hmmm…. Noticed how “faster” came up…
NFV on Mars?!

NFV on Mars?!

By Ron Breault What does Wind River’s network functions virtualization (NFV) platform, the Wind River Carrier Grade Communications Server have in common with NASA’s Mars Rover and Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner? If you guessed “two occurrences of letter R,” you get a point for being quick off the mark, but there’s more…a whole lot more to it than that! The full…
5 barriers to NFV – and how to tackle those challenges

5 barriers to NFV – and how to tackle those challenges

By Glenn Seiler Network functions virtualization has fast become of part of the road map for equipment vendors, operators and other suppliers in the industry. However, many see the transition from hardware- to software-based network functions as daunting and challenging. Let’s look at five issues that are creating barriers and consider solutions to overcome them. Barrier No. 1: Erroneous perceptions…

Get There Faster: IoT and ECU Consolidation Drive Auto Innovation

Cars today have more computing capabilities than ever before, using dozens of interconnected electronic control units (ECUs) for enhanced vehicle management, premium entertainment, and remote telematics. ECUs provide outstanding results for consumers, but can negatively impact both space and energy efficiency. In the blog post below, Georg Doll, Vice President, Automotive Solutions, Wind River, explains how virtualization technology is the key to reducing…

Titanium Cloud Ecosystem: What is it, and why is it important?

By Jeff Gowan Wind River Carrier Grade Communications Server is an exciting network functions virtualization (NFV) solution for the telecom market. It delivers a powerful portfolio of technologies that can bring to life the benefits of NFV. However, the work of only one company doesn't paint the full picture for NFV. Part of the success and beauty of Wind River…
Wanted: One Copy of ‘NFV Orchestration for Dummies’

Wanted: One Copy of ‘NFV Orchestration for Dummies’

By Charlie Ashton Thanks to all the work done by the ETSI NFV Industry Specification Group (ISG), it seems that everyone working in this space has a precise, shared understanding of most of the terms that describe the high-level system architecture. We don’t see much uncertainty or ambiguity about “virtual network function (VNF)”, “NFV infrastructure (NFVI)” or “virtualized infrastructure manager (VIM)”, even though…

Smart City Technology Improves Quality of Life

By guest blogger Ton Steenman  Imagine we are sitting at a café in a large, cosmopolitan city, and I ask you to list at least five reasons people like living in cities. You could probably tell me your list in less than a minute. Not surprisingly, it is equally easy to list the many challenges of urban living, and that list includes serious…