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Industry Experts Quantify the Operational Benefits of Telco-Grade OpenStack Platforms

Industry Experts Quantify the Operational Benefits of Telco-Grade OpenStack Platforms

By Charlie Ashton As Communications Service Providers (CSPs) plan the deployment of virtualized network applications and services, they have to make a fundamental decision about the infrastructure software that will host these functions: can they get by with using the same platform that’s already deployed in their IT cloud or should they select a platform that’s purpose-built and optimized to…
Is your ATM moving from Windows 7 to Windows 10?  Save the Motherboards!

Is your ATM moving from Windows 7 to Windows 10? Save the Motherboards!

By Rick Anderson Within the financial sector, Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) are one of the primary mechanisms for getting cash out of your bank or savings & loan account.  The majority of these devices are running Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system on older Intel motherboards.  Unfortunately, Windows 7 end of life occurs on January 14, 2020 and after that date, these ATMs…
NFV pro-tip: Convert the service, not the component

NFV pro-tip: Convert the service, not the component

By Jeff Gowan A new white paper written by Sandvine and Wind River asserts that NFV maybe hasn’t quite lived up to the promise of removing dependencies on vendor hardware. That said, it has been, and continues to be, a necessary element in the evolution of the telecommunications industry. And, in the pursuit of driving down total cost of ownership,…
Bringing the Benefits of Linux Containers to Small-Footprint Edge Applications

Bringing the Benefits of Linux Containers to Small-Footprint Edge Applications

By Charlie Ashton While Linux containers have been around a long time and are widely deployed in data centers and IT environments, the lack of easy-to-use pre-integrated platforms and lack of interaction with a broader ecosystem have prohibited their use in small-footprint edge systems. In this post we’ll explore how the recent introduction of Wind River Linux LTS 18 removes…
WiZR Collaborates with Wind River to Offer AI-Enabled Video Surveillance and Analytics on the Titanium Cloud Infrastructure

WiZR Collaborates with Wind River to Offer AI-Enabled Video Surveillance and Analytics on the Titanium Cloud Infrastructure

By Charlie Ashton WiZR and Wind River have collaborated to offer AI-enabled video surveillance and analytics on the Wind River Titanium Cloud virtualization platform. Titanium Cloud is a commercial-ready, NFV infrastructure software platform that enables service providers to deploy virtualized services faster, at lower cost, and with the high reliability  that industries demand. WiZR has validated and pre integrated their solution…
Simplifying the Management of Distributed Edge Clouds Opens Up New Business Opportunities for Telcos

Simplifying the Management of Distributed Edge Clouds Opens Up New Business Opportunities for Telcos

By Charlie Ashton Wind River just published a new white paper titled “Distributed Edge Clouds Are Complex, But Must They Be Difficult?” (spoiler alert: the answer is No). If you’re involved with the planning of edge-hosted applications in telecom networks, you should consider this paper as required reading because it explains one of the most important challenges in this area…
Overcoming OpenStack Obstacles for vCDN at the Edge

Overcoming OpenStack Obstacles for vCDN at the Edge

By guest Marc Fiuczynski at Akamai Akamai and Wind River have collaborated to provide a validated, joint solution for virtual CDN services delivered with the reliability, scalability, and edge-optimized footprint that are required for cost-effective deployments in telecom networks. As the competition for viewers continues to heat up, and business and technical pressures escalate for Communication Service Providers (CSPs), scaling…
Introducing StarlingX

Introducing StarlingX

By Glenn Seiler Today the StarlingX project launched their first release to provide a fully featured cloud for the distributed edge. But what is edge? Edge computing emerged to be the latest trend in cloud technologies that is becoming evident by the second to every IT professional as well as to industries leveraging computers and automation for their daily businesses.…
Sandvine joins forces with Wind River

Sandvine joins forces with Wind River

By Charlie Ashton Today, operators find their margins crushed between increasing network complexity, cost, and an increasing expectation from customers of the quality and service they’re receiving. To counter that, network services need to be deployed quickly in a scalable, reliable, and operationally healthy way. Of course, that means having ready-to-go NFV services on a mature NFV cloud. We are…
The Power of Edge Cloud Compute to Boost Your Bottom Line

The Power of Edge Cloud Compute to Boost Your Bottom Line

By Jeff Gowan If you missed SDN NFV World Congress in The Hague, you really need to check out this video. Understanding the role of edge cloud computing in the future of telecommunications was a primary point of discussion at SDN & NFV World Congress. Central to the conversation was an Edge Cloud Compute proof of concept developed by BT…