China Telecom Opens Up on Infrastructure Challenges and Titanium Server

China Telecom Opens Up on Infrastructure Challenges and Titanium Server

By Charlie Ashton At Wind River, we find that our Wind River Titanium Server network virtualization platform is regularly used for NFV evaluations performed by service providers. As the only commercially-available NFV cloud designed specifically to meet the needs of telecom networks, it’s the obvious choice for running edge, access and core use applications. In many cases, we don’t get…
Converging in the Fog

Converging in the Fog

By Mychal McCabe A reasonable person could be forgiven for thinking that the distinction between centralized and distributed computing models is beginning to come to an end, with Fog architectures bringing computation, communication, control and storage tantalizingly close to edge devices. Hype around a handful of technologies is fueling the fire, with each viewed as a phenomena in a distinct…
Develop. Deploy. Defend.

Develop. Deploy. Defend.

By Davide Ricci The factory floor is geting a makeover with intelligent connected devices. The server room is no longer a stuffy place. A majority of enterprises are strategically on the Internet of Things (IoT) path, and the developer ecosystem is rapidly changing as well.  It seems we’re well on the way to reach industry forecast of 200 billion connected…
Anniversaries and Coincidences

Anniversaries and Coincidences

By Alex Wilson This year was one for some decade anniversaries, always big occasions, the first being 30 years since my graduation from Imperial College. I have many fond memories of life at Imperial, including my first computing experience in FORTRAN 77 on the college mainframe, and meeting my future Brother-in-Law! This year we all met up to celebrate this…
Don’t Be Scared of OpenStack for Telecom

Don’t Be Scared of OpenStack for Telecom

By Charlie Ashton It’s been an interesting few days for OpenStack conversations. Two very different threads helped to confirm what our customers have known for a while: if you’re contemplating using OpenStack in a telecom deployment you can stop listening to the nay-sayers and go right ahead. Just make sure you use an OpenStack platform that’s been properly hardened to…

Helping University Minds Harness IoT

By Neil McLellan Through the Wind River University Program earlier this year, I had the opportunity to mentor a group of engineering students at San Diego State University.  Wind River sponsored their senior project - which was to address a relatively simple challenge  – create a sound capture device, render a sound file, and save it somewhere. This seemingly straightforward exercise…
Accelerated Virtual Routing Makes OpenStack More Cost-Effective

Accelerated Virtual Routing Makes OpenStack More Cost-Effective

By Charlie Ashton In a recent post we outlined some of the approaches we’re taking to solve OpenStack-related problems and thereby enable it to become a viable solution for VM orchestration in telco applications such as virtual CPE. This topic is also covered in a detailed white paper that you can find here. As we talk with service providers and…
Which Virtualization Strategy is Right for You?

Which Virtualization Strategy is Right for You?

By Chip Downing Advances in microprocessor technology now enable embedded and IoT designers to create very powerful solutions by integrating both information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) into shared, consolidated compute platforms. Today’s embedded microprocessors have hardware-assisted virtualization intellectual property that supports full operating system environments in virtual machines (VMs) on a shared compute environment. Although this capability has…
Security Focus at the IoT Developers Conference 2016

Security Focus at the IoT Developers Conference 2016

 By Paul Chen I attended the 3rd annual IoT Developers Conference (“DevCon”) last week. As an introduction, Markus Levy, the event chairman, wrote in the conference program and event guide: Internet of Things: Hype versus reality? [It’s] clear that the IoT is so much more than just the ‘things’ – It has become a huge collaborative effort to bring all the pieces…
The Best NFV Infrastructure in the Business

The Best NFV Infrastructure in the Business

By Jeff Gowan We at Wind River are honored to have won a 2016 Network Virtualization Industry award for Wind River Titanium Server CPE. Titanium Server CPE is a carrier grade Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) infrastructure software solution designed to be deployed on a two-server system. Titanium Server CPE won top honors for being the Best NFVI at the Carrier…