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Peek under the Hood of Telco-Grade OpenStack

Peek under the Hood of Telco-Grade OpenStack

By Charlie Ashton Over the past couple of months, we’ve been involved in a series of conversations about the challenges of using OpenStack in telecom infrastructure. Since OpenStack was designed for enterprise-class IT applications, these challenges are formidable but we’ve demonstrated that they can be solved. On June 15th we participated in a webcast with Peter Willis from BT. Peter…
Driving Augmented Reality in Our Everyday World

Driving Augmented Reality in Our Everyday World

By Jeff Gowan Recently I heard someone from Google talk about the next generation Google Assistant, which promises to evolve search in new and incredible ways. The speaker talked about being able to stand in front of a public statue and simply say to your phone “Who made this?”, then your phone will be able to capture the contextual data…
China Telecom Opens Up on Infrastructure Challenges and Titanium Server

China Telecom Opens Up on Infrastructure Challenges and Titanium Server

By Charlie Ashton At Wind River, we find that our Wind River Titanium Server network virtualization platform is regularly used for NFV evaluations performed by service providers. As the only commercially-available NFV cloud designed specifically to meet the needs of telecom networks, it’s the obvious choice for running edge, access and core use applications. In many cases, we don’t get…
Don’t Be Scared of OpenStack for Telecom

Don’t Be Scared of OpenStack for Telecom

By Charlie Ashton It’s been an interesting few days for OpenStack conversations. Two very different threads helped to confirm what our customers have known for a while: if you’re contemplating using OpenStack in a telecom deployment you can stop listening to the nay-sayers and go right ahead. Just make sure you use an OpenStack platform that’s been properly hardened to…
Accelerated Virtual Routing Makes OpenStack More Cost-Effective

Accelerated Virtual Routing Makes OpenStack More Cost-Effective

By Charlie Ashton In a recent post we outlined some of the approaches we’re taking to solve OpenStack-related problems and thereby enable it to become a viable solution for VM orchestration in telco applications such as virtual CPE. This topic is also covered in a detailed white paper that you can find here. As we talk with service providers and…
The Best NFV Infrastructure in the Business

The Best NFV Infrastructure in the Business

By Jeff Gowan We at Wind River are honored to have won a 2016 Network Virtualization Industry award for Wind River Titanium Server CPE. Titanium Server CPE is a carrier grade Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) infrastructure software solution designed to be deployed on a two-server system. Titanium Server CPE won top honors for being the Best NFVI at the Carrier…
Advancing Open Solutions at the OPNFV Plugfest

Advancing Open Solutions at the OPNFV Plugfest

By Charlie Ashton OPNFV recently held their inaugural Plugfest, hosted by CableLabs at their facility in Louisville, Colorado. These events are critical to OPNVF’s mission of encouraging and facilitating multi-vendor solutions for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) based around open standards and the open-source community. There are many smiling faces in the photo below and several belong to the Wind River…
Can OpenStack Be Viable For Virtual CPE?

Can OpenStack Be Viable For Virtual CPE?

By Charlie Ashton Virtual Customer Premise Equipment (vCPE) is a hot topic right now for companies focused on business opportunities in network virtualization. IHS Infonetics surveyed service providers worldwide and concluded that virtual Business CPE (vBCPE) was the top use case for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) in 2016.  A report from Analysys Mason concluded that vBCPE can generate new revenue…
Titanium Strong at MWC

Titanium Strong at MWC

By Ron Breault After the usual frenzy that is Mobile World Congress, I’ve returned home from Barcelona and have had time to reflect on the week’s frenetic activity.  What a great show it was for Wind River, and our Titanium Server program in particular! I started working on Wind River Titanium Server in 2013, when ETSI NFV was still in…
Will New CRAN Architecture be the Trigger for Widespread Deployments?

Will New CRAN Architecture be the Trigger for Widespread Deployments?

By Charlie Ashton Over the past couple of years, “CRAN” has become a term with multiple meanings. Depending on the author and the context, the “C” might stand for “Cloud”, “Centralized”, “Cooperative” or even “Clean."  In fact we posted a blog last year asking whether it was time to refine these acronyms to get some clarity. Regardless of which “C”…