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IoT: What, Where, When, Why, How

IoT: What, Where, When, Why, How

By Jeff Gowan The Internet of Things (IoT) is a major industry trend in the telecom industry and beyond. It is generally agreed there is no shortage of potential on many different fronts. IoT brings the potential for businesses to be much more efficient due to the ability to analyze data that was previously locked within non-IoT enabled equipment. This…
Predictable Performance is Key to Successful OpenStack Telco Deployments

Predictable Performance is Key to Successful OpenStack Telco Deployments

By Charlie Ashton It’s taken a few years, but the telecom industry seems to have finally accepted that OpenStack is viable for deployments in networks that require high levels of service availability, performance and security. The key is selecting the right OpenStack platform: you need one that’s been properly hardened, packaged and stress-tested to ensure it meets the stringent requirements…
IoT & Virtualization Go Together Like a Horse & Carriage

IoT & Virtualization Go Together Like a Horse & Carriage

By Steve Bell, senior analyst at Heavy Reading At the 2017 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, I noticed several marked differences from the previous two years that I have been covering IoT for Heavy Reading. One was that nearly every company had some form of IoT demonstration on its stand. IoT also seems to be central to every company's…
Wind River Extends Its Involvement in Linux Foundation Open-source Projects

Wind River Extends Its Involvement in Linux Foundation Open-source Projects

By Charlie Ashton This month, we’ve seen a couple of announcements from the Linux Foundation that are highly relevant to the networking and telecom markets. As a strong contributor to open-source projects for these markets, Wind River is glad to be deeply involved in both initiatives. First, on April 3rd it was announced that the DPDK (Data Plane Development Kit)…
Working More Efficiently with OpenStack

Working More Efficiently with OpenStack

By Ron Breault As someone who loves the outdoors, I have a number of watercraft.  Not the kind with engines, but the kind that are self-propelled: kayaks and canoes.  Being out on a calm lake in the wee hours of the morning is pure pleasure!  Being on that same lake with a strong headwind can be exhausting. Many years ago…
The Golden Understated Age of Infrastructure

The Golden Understated Age of Infrastructure

By Jim Hodges, analyst at Heavy Reading This year I marked an anniversary of sorts in that I have attended a decade of MWC events. And in those ten years, I have looked at many many hardware chassis, from proprietary "hot boxes," "pizza boxes," cPCI, ATCA, MicroTCA and myriad others. And this year was in many respects similar but also…
More Testing than Tapas: ETSI Releases Detailed Plugtest Report

More Testing than Tapas: ETSI Releases Detailed Plugtest Report

By Charlie Ashton A few weeks ago, we published a post “Tapas and Testing: Two Weeks in Madrid” summarizing Wind River’s involvement in ETSI’s first “NFV Plugtest” event, which was hosted by 5TONIC Laboratory in Leganes, near Madrid  from January 23rd through February 3rd. In that post, we summarized the success of the Wind River Titanium Cloud network virtualization platform in…
More details on Nokia’s use of Wind River Titanium Cloud in AirFrame Data Center Solution

More details on Nokia’s use of Wind River Titanium Cloud in AirFrame Data Center Solution

By Charlie Ashton As service providers plan for Cloud Radio Access Network (Cloud-RAN) deployments, the stringent capacity and latency requirements of mobile radio access technologies drive the need for an extremely powerful cloud infrastructure, tailored for real-time performance. To meet these challenging goals with their AirFrame Cloud-RAN solution, Nokia selected the Wind River Titanium Cloud portfolio of virtualization software. The…
Order from Chaos

Order from Chaos

By Ron Breault What’s more frustrating than trying to root cause a problem with an app running on a large, multi-process server?  How about doing the same when that server is running OpenStack, notorious for generating cryptic logs?  Now imagine the challenge of doing the same when the app might span or migrate across 100 servers and runs virtualized in…
What’s in a Name? New Applications for Virtualization in Critical Infrastructure

What’s in a Name? New Applications for Virtualization in Critical Infrastructure

By Charlie Ashton Product naming can be challenging. Just ask Coke, who probably didn’t expect that “Coke Classic” would result in countless business school studies about how to damage a perfectly good brand. On the other hand I’ve always believed that NASA got it right with “Voyager”, which seems like the perfect name for a couple of spacecraft whose journeys…