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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…
Toshiba Selects Wind River Simics to Accelerate  Automotive SoC Development

Toshiba Selects Wind River Simics to Accelerate Automotive SoC Development

By Ross Dickson As the car becomes increasingly connected and autonomous, the importance of software will play a bigger role than ever. In the software-defined automobile of the near future, richer and more sophisticated capabilities also brings greater risks as the sheer volume of software content needed within vehicle systems will skyrocket, challenging design teams as they try to pinpoint…
What is the Response to Security Incidents in the Embedded World?

What is the Response to Security Incidents in the Embedded World?

By Tim Radzykewycz It is simply a reality that no computer system is impervious to threat or some sort of compromise.  However, it is an industry best practice to deploy Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) to detect intrusions, have rapid access to an Incident Response Team (IRT) to investigate the intrusion, and have a plan on how to deal with certain,…
Qt 5.5.1-2 for VxWorks RTOS Released

Qt 5.5.1-2 for VxWorks RTOS Released

By Tuukka Turunen, Qt The Qt 5.5.1-2 release for VxWorks Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) release supports the new VxWorks 7 release SR 0480 (September 2016) on ARM-v7 with updates in the Qt Base, Qt Declarative and Qt Quick Controls modules. For full list of changes, please see the change log. To learn more about Qt 5.5 for VxWorks, please check out: ‘Qt 5.5.1…
Talking IIoT Digital Transformation at ARC Forum

Talking IIoT Digital Transformation at ARC Forum

By Gareth Noyes The ARC Industry Forum is underway this week in Orlando, Florida, and Wind River is excited to be a part of the “Industry in Transition: Realizing the Digital Enterprise” discussion. Industrial enterprises are at a crossroads. While their aging proprietary automation systems are reliable and stable, they do not offer the operational flexibility nor have the ability…
A 2016 IoT Snapshot

A 2016 IoT Snapshot

By Dave Bennett 2016 was an exciting year in IoT for Wind River.  We introduced the latest version of Wind River Helix Device Cloud, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) IoT platform that enables manufacturers to proactively monitor and manage their devices in the field.  And we had excellent momentum last year on the customer adoption/usage front that is carrying over in 2017.…
A Carrier Grade Solution? We’ve Checked the Facts

A Carrier Grade Solution? We’ve Checked the Facts

By Jeff Gowan Just because something is claimed doesn’t make it fact. This has given rise to the popularity of fact-checkers, particularly in politics. Having a third party with no vested interest in the outcome can make it easier to understand what is fact, and then make an informed decision. A fact-checker helps us to do the due diligence we…
Great Moments for Space and Wind River in 2016

Great Moments for Space and Wind River in 2016

By Linda Pirrotta 2016 was a tremendous year for space exploration and discovery. Let's take a look at two espeically significant NASA missions. DAWN The Dawn mission was an extraordinary achievement for NASA-JPL, capping decades of exploration that expanded our knowledge and technological expertise in deep space by orbiting and exploring both the protoplanet Vesta and dwarf planet Ceres. On June…
Wind River Continues Longstanding Leadership in Global Embedded Software Market

Wind River Continues Longstanding Leadership in Global Embedded Software Market

By Michael Krutz The IoT and embedded operating systems provide the backbone of the software that ship in billions of new devices every year. According to VDC Research, embedded OS unit shipments will grow from 13.3B in 2016 to 19.3B in 2020. Given this competitive environment, I’m excited to share that once again Wind River topped both the real-time operating…
IoT Security – The Next Generation of Social Responsibility

IoT Security – The Next Generation of Social Responsibility

By Neil McLellan In response to recent events, the White House and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have just released the much awaited and polished guidance around cyber security for the Internet of Things (IoT). Over the past several months, connected devices have been the focal point after several crippling attacks on various ISPs, known as distributed…