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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…
IoT gets redefined…again!!!

IoT gets redefined…again!!!

By Pavan Singh Yes, the much-discussed term Internet of Things is getting redefined again. The promise of workload consolidation at the edge and "things" levels is disrupting the role of cloud in IoT. How did we get here? At one time, IoT was all about connecting to the cloud. And the widely-held belief was that by connecting these things, we…
Accelerating Towards Industry 4.0

Accelerating Towards Industry 4.0

By Neil McLellan The acceleration in the adoption of Industry 4.0 enabling technologies is evident as we reach the mid-point of the 2018 convention season. Independent collaborative efforts, as well as open consortiums focused on addressing industrial performance demands around security, reliability, and open standards interoperability are the chief drivers responsible for increasing the speed to market. The momentum created…
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…
VxWorks on Xen on ARM Cortex A53

VxWorks on Xen on ARM Cortex A53

By Ka Kay Achacoso VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) is a small deterministic operating system known for its security, reliability, and robustness.  Linux, an open-source operating system, can host a rich set of server technologies.  By running VxWorks and Linux side by side on the same system, a device can use VxWorks to manage mission-critical functions, and use Linux to…
VxWorks Secure Boot

VxWorks Secure Boot

By Ka Kay Achacoso The massive internet outage last year in the United States blocked millions of users from access to the most popular sites on the internet. Suddenly, we learned that common consumer devices like cameras, printers, and DVRs participated in attacking the DNS infrastructure with denial of service attacks.  This internet outage was repeated later in Europe and…
Wind River Helps Omron Solve Their Industrial IoT Challenges

Wind River Helps Omron Solve Their Industrial IoT Challenges

By Alex Wilson Shaping the Factory of the Future When we look at digital business transformation, there are many aspects to be considered on how we might improve our company performance or expand into new or adjacent markets. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), or Industry 4.0, is driving digital transformation by optimizing our industrial control systems though use of…
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…
Cybersecurity:  The Importance of Protecting Data at Rest with VxWorks

Cybersecurity: The Importance of Protecting Data at Rest with VxWorks

By Ka Kay Achacoso A few months ago, Equifax had a data breach that exposed to hackers the names, social security numbers, credit card numbers, driver’s license numbers, and other sensitive personal information and resulted in a total of 145.5 million consumers impacted by this cyber security breach  after the forensic investigation concluded.  The resulting outcry from potentially affected businesses…