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Familiar with the New OpenStack Live Migration Features?

Familiar with the New OpenStack Live Migration Features?

By Ron Breault Having been exposed to OpenStack for more than five years now, I think it’s fair to say that I’ve grown blasé with the Live Migration feature; it just does what it’s supposed to do and it does it well.  But when you stop and think about it, OpenStack Live Migration is really an extraordinary feature.  That’s especially…
Continuous Innovation and Reduced Operational Costs

Continuous Innovation and Reduced Operational Costs

By Ron Breault Sometimes people ask me, “Why should we chose Wind River's Titanium Cloud software platform over a ‘free’, open source alternative”?  My short reply – “Continuous innovation and reduced operational costs.” Earlier this year I wrote an article entitled “Drive Down Operations Costs with Titanium Cloud” which provided an overview of Titanium Cloud’s powerful Patch Orchestration capability.  This…
No Compromises on Security when Virtualizing Industrial Control Applications

No Compromises on Security when Virtualizing Industrial Control Applications

By Charlie Ashton As long as you select the right software platform, virtualization will bring a wide range of benefits to your industrial control application without compromising on the level of security delivered by traditional physical infrastructure. Moreover, virtualization will enhance your system-level security by enabling dynamic updates in response to emerging threats. In industries such as energy, manufacturing, healthcare…
Doubling Down on Security

Doubling Down on Security

By Ron Breault “You guys are truly leading the industry!” We recently achieved the general availability milestone for the latest release of our Wind River Titanium Cloud product family.  While this release is brimming with new features and functionality, we especially “doubled down” on security across the products in our Titanium Cloud portfolio.  Moving the security yard sticks to stay…
Wind River Enables New Intel® Xeon® Scalable Platform for Critical Infrastructure Applications

Wind River Enables New Intel® Xeon® Scalable Platform for Critical Infrastructure Applications

By Charlie Ashton Unless you’ve been vacationing far off the grid, you’ll have read about Intel’s announcement of the Intel® Xeon® Scalable platform, the highest-performance, most versatile data center platform ever. The new platform brings massive advantages to customers such as cloud and communications service providers, enterprises, high-performance computing providers and artificial intelligence companies. With up to 28 of the…
Exploring Danube by the Banks of the Seine

Exploring Danube by the Banks of the Seine

By Charlie Ashton “Springtime in Paris”: what images does that phrase conjure up for you? Well, if you’re a hotshot engineer working on the OPNFV project, it’s a vision of long days and late nights huddled over racks of hot, noisy servers while debugging complex interoperability problems. At least, that’s what we heard from our representatives to the recent OPNFV…
IoT: What, Where, When, Why, How

IoT: What, Where, When, Why, How

By Jeff Gowan The Internet of Things (IoT) is a major industry trend in the telecom industry and beyond. It is generally agreed there is no shortage of potential on many different fronts. IoT brings the potential for businesses to be much more efficient due to the ability to analyze data that was previously locked within non-IoT enabled equipment. This…
Building Next Generation Networks with CENGN

Building Next Generation Networks with CENGN

By Ron Breault As proud members of Canada’s CENGN (Center of Excellence in Next Generation Networks) consortium, Wind River is excited to be working with a fantastic set of bright, talented individuals who are committed to keeping Canada’s place on the map as a technology and innovation power house! One of many areas of mutual interest between Wind River and…
Predictable Performance is Key to Successful OpenStack Telco Deployments

Predictable Performance is Key to Successful OpenStack Telco Deployments

By Charlie Ashton It’s taken a few years, but the telecom industry seems to have finally accepted that OpenStack is viable for deployments in networks that require high levels of service availability, performance and security. The key is selecting the right OpenStack platform: you need one that’s been properly hardened, packaged and stress-tested to ensure it meets the stringent requirements…
IoT & Virtualization Go Together Like a Horse & Carriage

IoT & Virtualization Go Together Like a Horse & Carriage

By Steve Bell, senior analyst at Heavy Reading At the 2017 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, I noticed several marked differences from the previous two years that I have been covering IoT for Heavy Reading. One was that nearly every company had some form of IoT demonstration on its stand. IoT also seems to be central to every company's…