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Doubling Down on Security

Doubling Down on Security

By Ron Breault “You guys are truly leading the industry!” We recently achieved the general availability milestone for the latest release of our Wind River Titanium Cloud product family.  While this release is brimming with new features and functionality, we especially “doubled down” on security across the products in our Titanium Cloud portfolio.  Moving the security yard sticks to stay…
Wind River Enables New Intel® Xeon® Scalable Platform for Critical Infrastructure Applications

Wind River Enables New Intel® Xeon® Scalable Platform for Critical Infrastructure Applications

By Charlie Ashton Unless you’ve been vacationing far off the grid, you’ll have read about Intel’s announcement of the Intel® Xeon® Scalable platform, the highest-performance, most versatile data center platform ever. The new platform brings massive advantages to customers such as cloud and communications service providers, enterprises, high-performance computing providers and artificial intelligence companies. With up to 28 of the…
Exploring Danube by the Banks of the Seine

Exploring Danube by the Banks of the Seine

By Charlie Ashton “Springtime in Paris”: what images does that phrase conjure up for you? Well, if you’re a hotshot engineer working on the OPNFV project, it’s a vision of long days and late nights huddled over racks of hot, noisy servers while debugging complex interoperability problems. At least, that’s what we heard from our representatives to the recent OPNFV…
New Cloud Platform Simplifies Telco Deployments of Secure Edge Computing Applications

New Cloud Platform Simplifies Telco Deployments of Secure Edge Computing Applications

By Charlie Ashton Telco edge applications bring new revenue opportunities Telecom service providers worldwide are increasingly viewing applications hosted at the network edge as compelling business opportunities. While revenues from traditional broadband and voice services are essentially flat, edge applications present opportunities to sell new kinds of services to new kinds of customers. This provides the potential for increased market…
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…