Archive For December, 2016

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Great Moments for Space and Wind River in 2016

Great Moments for Space and Wind River in 2016

By Linda Pirrotta 2016 was a tremendous year for space exploration and discovery. Let's take a look at two espeically significant NASA missions. DAWN The Dawn mission was an extraordinary achievement for NASA-JPL, capping decades of exploration that expanded our knowledge and technological expertise in deep space by orbiting and exploring both the protoplanet Vesta and dwarf planet Ceres. On June…
Wind River Continues Longstanding Leadership in Global Embedded Software Market

Wind River Continues Longstanding Leadership in Global Embedded Software Market

By Michael Krutz The IoT and embedded operating systems provide the backbone of the software that ship in billions of new devices every year. According to VDC Research, embedded OS unit shipments will grow from 13.3B in 2016 to 19.3B in 2020. Given this competitive environment, I’m excited to share that once again Wind River topped both the real-time operating…
Wind River Linux: Worry-Free Open Source Support Since 2007

Wind River Linux: Worry-Free Open Source Support Since 2007

By Andreea Volosincu Working with the open source community is very rewarding, and the Linux team here at Wind River has helped hundreds of customers tap into open source innovation over many years. This month, our efforts culminated in the latest release of Wind River Linux – now in its 9th edition. Wind River Linux 9 is providing a flowing stream…
China Telecom Completes Virtual IMS Proof-of-Concept Based on Titanium Cloud

China Telecom Completes Virtual IMS Proof-of-Concept Based on Titanium Cloud

By Charlie Ashton Back in June, we blogged about China Telecom’s evaluation of the Wind River Titanium Cloud network virtualization platform. Based on a conversation with Ou Liang, Senior Engineer, Head of NFV Infrastructure Technology and Solutions at the Guangzhou Research Institute of China Telecom, we summarized the results of this evaluation. At that time, Mr. Ou told us that China…
IoT Security – The Next Generation of Social Responsibility

IoT Security – The Next Generation of Social Responsibility

By Neil McLellan In response to recent events, the White House and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have just released the much awaited and polished guidance around cyber security for the Internet of Things (IoT). Over the past several months, connected devices have been the focal point after several crippling attacks on various ISPs, known as distributed…
Building the Infrastructure for Digital Transformation in Industrial Automation

Building the Infrastructure for Digital Transformation in Industrial Automation

By Gareth Noyes I’ve discussed in my recent blog posts (“Software-Defined Infrastructure Sparks Digital Transformation of Industrial Automation” and “Software-Defined Infrastructure in Industrial IoT: How it Works”) how a software-defined infrastructure approach and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are driving the digital transformation of industrial automation, replacing today’s custom-built, proprietary solutions with a more flexible alternative built on commercial-off-the-shelf…
Ready for More NFV Magic?

Ready for More NFV Magic?

By Ron Breault Aside from initial installation and commissioning, what’s typically one of the most important, and carefully managed tasks that operators have to tackle on a regular basis?  The answer is simple: system upgrades. The process however, is nothing short of magic! Think about it: if you’re an operator, you’re delivering services in a very tight market, with aggressive…
Oracle and Wind River Bring the Enterprise to the Edge

Oracle and Wind River Bring the Enterprise to the Edge

By Amanda Lowe We’ve all seen the predictions on the opportunities that IoT presents to companies in the industrial sector. Regardless of which of the wide-ranging analyst figures you follow, its clear to see that the possibilities are endless. Turning those possibilities into reality starts with bridging the gap between IT and OT. The value of IoT lies in connecting…
Wind River Brings Safety-Critical Expertise to Functional Safety for Industrial IoT

Wind River Brings Safety-Critical Expertise to Functional Safety for Industrial IoT

By Chip Downing With the accelerating growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), it is increasingly important to identify and implement safety-related systems for smart grids, connected vehicles, robotics, industrial control systems, smart factories, and more. And when it comes to ensuring the reliability of these can't-fail systems, Wind River has a proven track record of success across critical infrastructure…
Prevent human error in security: Dave meet STIG, STIG meet Dave

Prevent human error in security: Dave meet STIG, STIG meet Dave

By Tim Radzykewycz Recently, I ran across a cartoon about software security by John Klossner.  It shows a boxing ring, with assorted security software in one corner, and in the other corner was a guy wearing a shirt labelled "Human Error."  I had seen this cartoon before.  But for some reason, it touched off a reaction this time. Credit: 2006…