Archive For November, 2014

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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…
Congratulations to ESA Rosetta team on successful comet landing!

Congratulations to ESA Rosetta team on successful comet landing!

By Paul Parkinson Congratulations to the ESA Rosetta team on a successful landing of Rosetta’s lander Philae on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko after an incredible 10 year+ journey through space! I first learned about the Rosetta mission during my early years at Wind River, long before the launch on 2nd March 2004, as Wind River had acquired the Virtuoso™ RTOS for digital…
NFV in Action: Where to see Titanium Server before the end of the year

NFV in Action: Where to see Titanium Server before the end of the year

By Jeff Gowan The telecom industry is eagerly working towards NFV. With NFV, by taking advantage of a virtualized environment, carriers can easily and rapidly introduce new services while reducing costs. At every step, maintaining carrier grade reliability is absolutely essential. Wind River Titanium Server is the industry’s first fully integrated and feature complete NFV software platform, and is the…
An IoT Business Model for Aircraft Safety

An IoT Business Model for Aircraft Safety

By Chip Downing After authoring an article on the topic of using an Internet of Things (IoT) business model to increase safety and security in passenger aircraft, I am very excited to see that Aireon LLC, designer of the world's first space-based ADS-B global air traffic surveillance system, has announced a plan to provide a satellite-based safety location service named the Aireon…