Virtualization

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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…
Meeting FDA Regulations to Update Medical Devices for Safety and Security

Meeting FDA Regulations to Update Medical Devices for Safety and Security

By Jeff Kataoka Protecting patients and promoting public health is a key directive for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). This directive includes oversight on the safe and secure use of medical devices for patient care. That means that if you are a medical device manufacturer, your company needs to ensure that its medical device is meeting FDA regulations…
End-to-End Security Ensures Virtualization is Viable for Critical Industrial Control and Telecom Applications

End-to-End Security Ensures Virtualization is Viable for Critical Industrial Control and Telecom Applications

By Charlie Ashton The business-level benefits of virtualization are becoming well understood in applications such as industrial control and telecom. Companies worldwide have analyzed real-world use cases and concluded that major savings in lifetime operational costs are achievable by deploying software-based, virtualized systems compatible with open standards, instead of traditional fixed-function physical equipment based on proprietary, vertically integrated architectures. There…
Modernizing your industrial control system? Here are six critical requirements you need to address

Modernizing your industrial control system? Here are six critical requirements you need to address

By Jeff Gowan Digital Transformation. The Fourth Industrial Revolution. Next Generation Industrial Control. Industry 4.0. Enough buzzwords for ya? They all include one common element: moving control functions from dedicated hardware into software. Why? Because you can reduce your operating expenses, introduce new flexibility and optimization to your processes, and potentially discover new ways to monetize your data. But let’s…
ARC Advisory Group Highlights Titanium Control as Disruptor for Industrial Automation Market

ARC Advisory Group Highlights Titanium Control as Disruptor for Industrial Automation Market

By Charlie Ashton Just in time to assist industrial automation companies who are reviewing and refining their strategies at the start of 2018, ARC Advisory Group has released a fascinating paper titled “Virtualization and Industrial Control”. If you’re in the industrial control business, this paper should be high on your New Year reading list. Written by Harry Forbes, Research Director…
Reaping the Benefits of Software-Defined Industrial Control Systems

Reaping the Benefits of Software-Defined Industrial Control Systems

By Jeff Gowan The “Digital Transformation” which is happening in the industrial world is largely driven by moving industrial control to “software defined” functions, and there are many benefits to making this move. Some of the benefits include: Opportunities to improve operations through process optimization and improvements of quality and yield Cost reductions from the ability to utilize standard products…
Wind River Recognized with Prestigious Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovation Awards

Wind River Recognized with Prestigious Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovation Awards

By Chip Downing 2017 is yet one more banner year for the Wind River VxWorks 653 Platform. We are proud to announce that Wind River has been recognized once again by Military & Aerospace Electronics and Intelligent Aerospace Technology with a Gold award for VxWorks 653 -- a testament to the value and capabilities of this industry leading product. We also…
Delivering Craft Beer and Industrial Control: Closer than You’d Think

Delivering Craft Beer and Industrial Control: Closer than You’d Think

By Charlie Ashton Google “OPA” and one of the first results you’ll see will be all about Oatmeal Pale Ale, from Hood River, Oregon. Apparently, “a refreshing beer, high on hop aromatics yet well balanced with modest bitterness…. OPA pours a beautiful golden hue with a dense rocky head.” Definitely now on my list for the next time I visit…
Is it Dog Food or is it Fine Cuisine?

Is it Dog Food or is it Fine Cuisine?

By Ron Breault According to Wikipedia, one of the first uses in the tech industry of the term “Eating your own dog food” was at Microsoft, circa 1988.   Today in the industry, we’ve taken the concept and have evolved it into a new verb –“Dogfooding”!  Regardless of how you refer to it, the idea of a great company using its…

The Industrial Internet of Things and You

By Jeff Gowan There has been a lot of attention on the internet of things (IoT) over the past two years. Before coming to work at Wind River I had never heard the term before. I’ve heard it plenty within Wind River because in many ways it’s the evolution of the embedded business we’ve been in for the last 30…