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Maintaining Virtualized Networks the Easy Way

Maintaining Virtualized Networks the Easy Way

By Jeff Gowan Network virtualization gives critical infrastructure operators unprecedented flexibility and choice when it comes to selecting software-based networking solutions. The separation of software from purpose-built hardware frees operators from decades of vendor lock-in and reasserts their control over technology roadmaps. Understandably, the roll-your-own approach is enticing for network operators. In the realm of enterprise networks, IT teams have…
How to Simplify and Secure Virtualized Network Operations

How to Simplify and Secure Virtualized Network Operations

By Jeff Gowan The business case for network virtualization is largely based on hardware and operating cost savings, along with expectations of greater flexibility and productivity. But how can operators of critical infrastructure be certain that their newly virtualized networks will deliver these benefits? A big factor in determining the overall cost savings of a virtualization project is network operations.…
Network Virtualization goes well beyond Telecommunications. Here’s what you need to know.

Network Virtualization goes well beyond Telecommunications. Here’s what you need to know.

By Jeff Gowan I can’t help notice that the line between what is considered technology for telecommunications vs industrial control and other operations technology applications is becoming blurry. Software is being used in more instances across more industries because it provides a level of flexibility and cost savings like we’ve never seen before. At Wind River we are seeing the…
The Easy Way to Implement Network Virtualization

The Easy Way to Implement Network Virtualization

By Jeff Gowan Once critical infrastructure operators decide to virtualize network functions and applications, getting started can seem daunting even for the most advanced IT teams. If the project overruns the budget or schedule, anticipated cost savings and efficiency gains can dwindle and undermine the original business case for virtualization. But implementing network virtualization doesn’t have to be so difficult.…
Driving an Open Edge Computing Infrastructure Through Wind River Titanium Cloud Contributions

Driving an Open Edge Computing Infrastructure Through Wind River Titanium Cloud Contributions

By Jim Douglas and Imad Sousou Intel and Wind River previously announced our intent to open source components from the Wind River® Titanium Cloud portfolio. Today we are pleased to deliver on that commitment with code being upstreamed in a new open source project called StarlingX, hosted by the OpenStack Foundation. Wind River Titanium Cloud was built on open source components,…
Introducing VxWorks 653 on Arm Architecture

Introducing VxWorks 653 on Arm Architecture

By Stephen Olsen Whether building a new aircraft or designing new capabilities into industrial and medical control systems, choosing the right system software and hardware architectures is crucial for the success of the program. The aerospace and defense industry and the embedded community continue to shift towards adopting the latest hardware to solve challenging performance problems that address a variety…
Police, Protestors and Industrial Process Automation

Police, Protestors and Industrial Process Automation

By Ron Breault I recently attended a face-to-face meeting of the Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF) in London, UK.  The meeting was highly memorable for three reasons: 1) it was the first (and hopefully last) meeting I've attended where it was often difficult to hear people speaking due to loud nearby political protests; 2) the meeting venue was surrounded by…
Digital Transformation is a Balancing Act – Wind River @ NAMES 2018

Digital Transformation is a Balancing Act – Wind River @ NAMES 2018

By Pavan Singh Last week at the North America Manufacturing Excellence Conference 2018, I hosted a round table on “Will industry 4.0 require a complete overhaul of my systems or can I keep some of my legacy equipment?” Across the round table and meetings, I had an opportunity to talk to executives from key manufacturers including General Motors, Johnson &…
End-to-End Security Ensures Virtualization is Viable for Critical Industrial Control and Telecom Applications

End-to-End Security Ensures Virtualization is Viable for Critical Industrial Control and Telecom Applications

By Charlie Ashton The business-level benefits of virtualization are becoming well understood in applications such as industrial control and telecom. Companies worldwide have analyzed real-world use cases and concluded that major savings in lifetime operational costs are achievable by deploying software-based, virtualized systems compatible with open standards, instead of traditional fixed-function physical equipment based on proprietary, vertically integrated architectures. There…
Modernizing your industrial control system? Here are six critical requirements you need to address

Modernizing your industrial control system? Here are six critical requirements you need to address

By Jeff Gowan Digital Transformation. The Fourth Industrial Revolution. Next Generation Industrial Control. Industry 4.0. Enough buzzwords for ya? They all include one common element: moving control functions from dedicated hardware into software. Why? Because you can reduce your operating expenses, introduce new flexibility and optimization to your processes, and potentially discover new ways to monetize your data. But let’s…