It’s the most wonderful time of the year, for Telco

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, for Telco

By Jeff Gowan It’s that time of year again. Time for: twelve hour days followed by fabulous late night dinners, possible public transit strikes, and a chance to witness the most cutting edge mobile technology on the planet.  Yes, I’m talking about Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain. This year, as in years past, Wind River will be at MWC…
What is the Response to Security Incidents in the Embedded World?

What is the Response to Security Incidents in the Embedded World?

By Tim Radzykewycz It is simply a reality that no computer system is impervious to threat or some sort of compromise.  However, it is an industry best practice to deploy Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) to detect intrusions, have rapid access to an Incident Response Team (IRT) to investigate the intrusion, and have a plan on how to deal with certain,…
Qt 5.5.1-2 for VxWorks RTOS Released

Qt 5.5.1-2 for VxWorks RTOS Released

By Tuukka Turunen, Qt The Qt 5.5.1-2 release for VxWorks Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) release supports the new VxWorks 7 release SR 0480 (September 2016) on ARM-v7 with updates in the Qt Base, Qt Declarative and Qt Quick Controls modules. For full list of changes, please see the change log. To learn more about Qt 5.5 for VxWorks, please check out: ‘Qt 5.5.1…
Tapas and Testing: Two Weeks in Madrid

Tapas and Testing: Two Weeks in Madrid

By Charlie Ashton Over the past couple of weeks, Spain was the place to be if you provide products targeted at Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). From January 23rd through February 3rd, the ETSI Centre for Testing and Interoperability organized its first “NFV Plugtest” event, which was hosted by 5TONIC Laboratory in Leganes, near Madrid. The primary objective was to determine…
Talking IIoT Digital Transformation at ARC Forum

Talking IIoT Digital Transformation at ARC Forum

By Gareth Noyes The ARC Industry Forum is underway this week in Orlando, Florida, and Wind River is excited to be a part of the “Industry in Transition: Realizing the Digital Enterprise” discussion. Industrial enterprises are at a crossroads. While their aging proprietary automation systems are reliable and stable, they do not offer the operational flexibility nor have the ability…
A 2016 IoT Snapshot

A 2016 IoT Snapshot

By Dave Bennett 2016 was an exciting year in IoT for Wind River.  We introduced the latest version of Wind River Helix Device Cloud, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) IoT platform that enables manufacturers to proactively monitor and manage their devices in the field.  And we had excellent momentum last year on the customer adoption/usage front that is carrying over in 2017.…
Boost your VNF’s performance by 30x without lifting a finger (and 40x with just a little effort)

Boost your VNF’s performance by 30x without lifting a finger (and 40x with just a little effort)

By Charlie Ashton As service providers move beyond initial trials of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and start planning actual deployments of virtualized applications, the economics of this transition come under increasing scrutiny. After all, why would you take the risk of deploying new, risky technology unless the Return on Investment (RoI) is both significant and quantifiable? One of the major…
Networking, networking, networking, networking!

Networking, networking, networking, networking!

By Ron Breault There's a funny, infamous video someone put together on YouTube years ago showing a highly enthusiastic Steve Balmer (to put it mildly) strutting on stage shouting "Developers, developers, developers, developers!" over and over again.  Much of this footage presumably came from speeches given by Steve at conferences, talking about how important developers were to his company's future. …
The Value of Focus

The Value of Focus

By Ron Breault One of the regular activities we undertake at Wind River is to evaluate our products vs. alternative solutions. How do we compare?  What are our strengths and weaknesses?  How do we continue to lead? I recently watched as a colleague went through a lengthy and frustrating process to install a commercial, enterprise class OpenStack distribution.  He had…
A Carrier Grade Solution? We’ve Checked the Facts

A Carrier Grade Solution? We’ve Checked the Facts

By Jeff Gowan Just because something is claimed doesn’t make it fact. This has given rise to the popularity of fact-checkers, particularly in politics. Having a third party with no vested interest in the outcome can make it easier to understand what is fact, and then make an informed decision. A fact-checker helps us to do the due diligence we…