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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…
Wind River Linux – A Path to Long Term Success

Wind River Linux – A Path to Long Term Success

By Teo Bobirnila For nearly two decades, Wind River Linux has delivered the best of open source technology, integrated and optimized for embedded development, with the vision, innovation, and business-risk mitigation only a mature technology vendor can provide. In recent years we saw a flood of devices becoming connected into the growing IoT spectrum, introducing additional challenges for embedded device…
Security Response Management: Risk, Cost, and Best Practices in an Imperfect World

Security Response Management: Risk, Cost, and Best Practices in an Imperfect World

By David Reyna Keeping our products secure is a requirement for survival, demanding vigilance in finding, applying, and distributing working patches to our customers in the timeliest manner possible. While there is heightened awareness about device vulnerabilities, what is often missing is awareness about the process of managing the security response process itself. Community security vulnerability data is available, but…
Containers and VMs Now Equally Important as Service Providers Explore Cloud-Native Deployments

Containers and VMs Now Equally Important as Service Providers Explore Cloud-Native Deployments

By Charlie Ashton “Cloudification” has become a hot topic recently at telecom conferences and in conversations with service providers. In this post we’ll provide some observations on the business opportunities driving this focus on cloudification and explain why containers are becoming as important as Virtual Machines (VMs) for new telecom use cases that are moving towards deployment. Back in 2012…
Videos from MWC 2018: Ecosystem Partner Innovation

Videos from MWC 2018: Ecosystem Partner Innovation

By Jeff Gowan As Light Reading editor Ray Le Maistre says in his introductory video, Wind River works with the “key innovators in the global communications networking industry,” which was particularly evident at Mobile World Congress this year where we contributed essential technology to 14 demonstrations at 11 different customer and partner booths. These demos centered on use cases that…
While in Barcelona, see how to introduce edge services without ripping up your core network

While in Barcelona, see how to introduce edge services without ripping up your core network

By Charlie Ashton In the telecom world, true “green field” opportunities are rare. When Elon Musk fires up a few Falcon Heavies and puts a thousand people on Mars who can’t live without Facebook, that will represent a green field (or orange field) opportunity for an enterprising service provider. Until then, most operators who roll out new services face the…
Telstra and Wind River Successfully Complete NFV Proof-of-Concept with Titanium Cloud Platform

Telstra and Wind River Successfully Complete NFV Proof-of-Concept with Titanium Cloud Platform

By Charlie Ashton Telstra recently completed a proof-of-concept (PoC) program with the Wind River Titanium Cloud network virtualization platform. The project showcased interoperability between the Titanium Cloud platform, DellEMC servers and several virtual network functions (VNFs). The proof-of-concept was showcased at the Telstra Engineering Symposium held on November 2, 2017. Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications company, offers a full range of communications…
Contela Selects Wind River Titanium Cloud Based on Successful Long Range Radio NFV Proof-of-Concept

Contela Selects Wind River Titanium Cloud Based on Successful Long Range Radio NFV Proof-of-Concept

By Charlie Ashton With its mix of long range reach and low power consumption, Long Range Radio (LoRa) IoT networks are fueling the rise of smart, connected cities around the world. Innovative IoT applications are addressing key challenges faced by cities such as transportation, security and pollution to deliver new value and convenience. Expanding reliable wireless network service in the…
China Telecom and Wind River Collaborate on Titanium Cloud-based vBRAS Proof of Concept

China Telecom and Wind River Collaborate on Titanium Cloud-based vBRAS Proof of Concept

By Charlie Ashton Building on previous Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) initiatives with China Telecom, Wind River is excited to have recently completed a virtual Broadband Remote Access Server (vBRAS) proof-of-concept (POC) with China Telecom, the largest integrated communications service provider in the world. To get China Telecom’s perspective on the project, we spoke with Dr. Ou Liang, Head of NFV…
Chunghwa Telecom Laboratories Collaborating with Wind River for NFV Proof-of-Concept

Chunghwa Telecom Laboratories Collaborating with Wind River for NFV Proof-of-Concept

By Charlie Ashton Wind River has long been working with major service providers on innovative NFV projects. The Wind River Titanium Cloud portfolio provides virtualization platforms that meet the intensive performance, reliability and security requirements of the world’s most demanding communications networks. One of our more recent projects included a proof-of-concept with Chunghwa Telecom Lab, the development center of Taiwan’s…