Archive For January, 2015

6 articles
The Three Pillars of “Open” NFV Software

The Three Pillars of “Open” NFV Software

By Charlie Ashton In retrospect, 2014 was the year when the topic of “openness” became part of any conversation about solutions for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Throughout industry conferences as well as at meetings of the ETSI NFV Industry Standards Group (ISG), it was clear that service providers see the availability of open solutions as key to their NFV plans.…
Where Smart Manufacturing and Utilities Collide

Where Smart Manufacturing and Utilities Collide

By Victor Abelairas I recently had the opportunity to speak at an EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute)-hosted webinar for its Advanced Manufacturing Interest Group (AMIG).  For those not familiar with EPRI, it is an independent, non-profit center for public interest energy and environmental research.  It has played a pivotal role in the energy industry since 1973.  During this webinar, I…
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Safety

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Safety

By Stephen Olsen UAVs are prevalent and increasing in numbers UAVs will cause an accident that results in lost lives UAV’s need safety certified software Maybe you received an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone for Christmas.  The first flight was most likely in your yard taking aerial video of your home, only to go inside and share it on…
Multi-core for Space?

Multi-core for Space?

By Alex Wilson For over 20 years, Wind River has provided a proven software platform to bring dozens of unmanned systems to space, resulting in some of the most significant space missions in history. (See Celebrating 20 Years in Space). Since the initial missions, VxWorks has grown and evolved, and now offers solutions for virtualization, multi-core, multi-blade, and distributed systems…
Agile, Continuous, DevOps – Oh My! What does it mean for Embedded?

Agile, Continuous, DevOps – Oh My! What does it mean for Embedded?

By Jeff Gowan We've been hearing more and more about agile development, continuous practices, and DevOps from our clients, partners and analysts. It seems many of our clients are adopting some version of these practices and are finding they are enabling them to work more efficiently and collaboratively, which is resulting in getting better products to market faster. It’s one…
Five Reasons Why the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) is Succeeding as a Global Military Standard

Five Reasons Why the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) is Succeeding as a Global Military Standard

By Chip Downing 1. The FACE Technical Standard is a standard of standards.  The FACE Consortium has integrated the best practices of high performance standards-based solutions.   The FACE Technical Standard, a standard of The Open Group, builds upon and integrates proven standards like ARINC 653, ARINC 661, ARINC 664, ARINC 729, OpenGL, and POSIX to enable the widest range of…