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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…
Wind River and Mirantis Collaborate on OpenStack Proof of Concept Project

Wind River and Mirantis Collaborate on OpenStack Proof of Concept Project

As part of both companies commitment to industry standards and interoperability, Wind River and Mirantis recently completed a joint Proof of Concept interoperability project at Wind River’s Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) lab in Santa Clara, California. The goal of the project was modest: to demonstrate that Wind River’s Titanium Server Carrier Grade software virtualization platform could be deployed in federation…
Drive Down Operations Costs with Titanium Server

Drive Down Operations Costs with Titanium Server

By Ron Breault If you’ve ever been responsible for maintaining a software baseline for a group of servers, you know that software management is an important, and a very time consuming activity.  Said more succinctly, keeping “patch current” is labor intensive and costly.  Wind River’s Titanium Server Release 3 delivers a powerful new system facility designed to automate the patch…
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…
Wind River Linux: Worry-Free Open Source Support Since 2007

Wind River Linux: Worry-Free Open Source Support Since 2007

By Andreea Volosincu Working with the open source community is very rewarding, and the Linux team here at Wind River has helped hundreds of customers tap into open source innovation over many years. This month, our efforts culminated in the latest release of Wind River Linux – now in its 9th edition. Wind River Linux 9 is providing a flowing stream…
Ready for More NFV Magic?

Ready for More NFV Magic?

By Ron Breault Aside from initial installation and commissioning, what’s typically one of the most important, and carefully managed tasks that operators have to tackle on a regular basis?  The answer is simple: system upgrades. The process however, is nothing short of magic! Think about it: if you’re an operator, you’re delivering services in a very tight market, with aggressive…
Wind River Brings Safety-Critical Expertise to Functional Safety for Industrial IoT

Wind River Brings Safety-Critical Expertise to Functional Safety for Industrial IoT

By Chip Downing With the accelerating growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), it is increasingly important to identify and implement safety-related systems for smart grids, connected vehicles, robotics, industrial control systems, smart factories, and more. And when it comes to ensuring the reliability of these can't-fail systems, Wind River has a proven track record of success across critical infrastructure…
Prevent human error in security: Dave meet STIG, STIG meet Dave

Prevent human error in security: Dave meet STIG, STIG meet Dave

By Tim Radzykewycz Recently, I ran across a cartoon about software security by John Klossner.  It shows a boxing ring, with assorted security software in one corner, and in the other corner was a guy wearing a shirt labelled "Human Error."  I had seen this cartoon before.  But for some reason, it touched off a reaction this time. Credit: 2006…
As Telcos Start NFV Deployments, Titanium Server Streamlines Network Operations

As Telcos Start NFV Deployments, Titanium Server Streamlines Network Operations

By Charlie Ashton NFV: growing up and putting Operations in the hot seat As service providers move away from Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Proof-of-Concepts (PoCs) and start working on actual deployments, the spotlight now falls on a wide range of operational issues. The Operations teams have to figure out how they’re going to install, commission, maintain and upgrade all this…
Roadmap Planning: Choose the Right Linux Building Blocks

Roadmap Planning: Choose the Right Linux Building Blocks

By Andreea Volosincu The year is drawing to a close, and it’s becoming increasingly hard to book conference rooms. Everyone is planning, estimating, strategizing, agreeing to disagree, etc. The result? A golden document, which, made right, it will make or break your product goals in 2017 – the strategic product roadmap. Whether you are a system integrator selling industrial development…