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Generating Heat in Houston

Generating Heat in Houston

By Ron Breault Last week I traveled to Houston to participate in the latest face-to-face meeting of the Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF).  OPAF is a relatively new organization, formed under the auspices of The Open Group and driven by the vision of a “standards-based, open, secure, and interoperable process control architecture.”  When I say “driven,” I’m not kidding; compared…
Police, Protestors and Industrial Process Automation

Police, Protestors and Industrial Process Automation

By Ron Breault I recently attended a face-to-face meeting of the Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF) in London, UK.  The meeting was highly memorable for three reasons: 1) it was the first (and hopefully last) meeting I've attended where it was often difficult to hear people speaking due to loud nearby political protests; 2) the meeting venue was surrounded by…
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…
InfiniVAN  Successfully Completes NFV Proof-of-Concept with Wind River Titanium Cloud Platform

InfiniVAN Successfully Completes NFV Proof-of-Concept with Wind River Titanium Cloud Platform

By Charlie Ashton InfiniVAN recently completed an in-depth proof-of-concept (PoC) program with the Wind River Titanium Cloud network virtualization platform. InfiniVAN aims to provide a world class carrier grade virtualized Business Customer Premise Equipment (vBCPE) solution to its customers in the Philippines. InfiniVAN, an Internet service provider which owns an Congressional Franchise – R.A. 10898 — to build, own and operate its…
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…
Wind River Joins Open-Source Initiative to Accelerate Telecom Edge Cloud Deployments

Wind River Joins Open-Source Initiative to Accelerate Telecom Edge Cloud Deployments

By Charlie Ashton The Linux Foundation’s announcement today of expansions to the recently introduced Akraino Edge Stack open-source project represents a significant milestone in the journey towards the adoption of virtualized applications and services throughout telecom networks. Service providers consistently report that they view edge-focused use cases as opportunities to attract new types of customers, deploy innovative new services and achieve…
Wind River Tops Global Embedded Software Market Once Again

Wind River Tops Global Embedded Software Market Once Again

By Michael Krutz Uniquely positioned within the embedded industry, Wind River boasts a comprehensive edge-to-cloud-software portfolio designed to help critical infrastructure companies realize the full potential of IoT and make the most of the emergent software-defined world. On the operating system front, this includes real-time operating system (RTOS) VxWorks, which offers a feature-rich development environment with the uncompromising performance, safety…
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…
Spectre and Meltdown – How to Respond in the Embedded World

Spectre and Meltdown – How to Respond in the Embedded World

By Tim Skutt The past few weeks have included a whirlwind of speculation and revelations around a new set of security issues known as Spectre and Meltdown.  Collectively, these issues impact most of the major processor architectures and implementations, prompting the cross-cutting question – “what should I do about these issues?” Much of the initial information available focuses on answering…
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…