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Wind River Extends Its Involvement in Linux Foundation Open-source Projects

Wind River Extends Its Involvement in Linux Foundation Open-source Projects

By Charlie Ashton This month, we’ve seen a couple of announcements from the Linux Foundation that are highly relevant to the networking and telecom markets. As a strong contributor to open-source projects for these markets, Wind River is glad to be deeply involved in both initiatives. First, on April 3rd it was announced that the DPDK (Data Plane Development Kit)…
Working More Efficiently with OpenStack

Working More Efficiently with OpenStack

By Ron Breault As someone who loves the outdoors, I have a number of watercraft.  Not the kind with engines, but the kind that are self-propelled: kayaks and canoes.  Being out on a calm lake in the wee hours of the morning is pure pleasure!  Being on that same lake with a strong headwind can be exhausting. Many years ago…
The Golden Understated Age of Infrastructure

The Golden Understated Age of Infrastructure

By Jim Hodges, analyst at Heavy Reading This year I marked an anniversary of sorts in that I have attended a decade of MWC events. And in those ten years, I have looked at many many hardware chassis, from proprietary "hot boxes," "pizza boxes," cPCI, ATCA, MicroTCA and myriad others. And this year was in many respects similar but also…
More Testing than Tapas: ETSI Releases Detailed Plugtest Report

More Testing than Tapas: ETSI Releases Detailed Plugtest Report

By Charlie Ashton A few weeks ago, we published a post “Tapas and Testing: Two Weeks in Madrid” summarizing Wind River’s involvement in ETSI’s first “NFV Plugtest” event, which was hosted by 5TONIC Laboratory in Leganes, near Madrid  from January 23rd through February 3rd. In that post, we summarized the success of the Wind River Titanium Cloud network virtualization platform in…
More details on Nokia’s use of Wind River Titanium Cloud in AirFrame Data Center Solution

More details on Nokia’s use of Wind River Titanium Cloud in AirFrame Data Center Solution

By Charlie Ashton As service providers plan for Cloud Radio Access Network (Cloud-RAN) deployments, the stringent capacity and latency requirements of mobile radio access technologies drive the need for an extremely powerful cloud infrastructure, tailored for real-time performance. To meet these challenging goals with their AirFrame Cloud-RAN solution, Nokia selected the Wind River Titanium Cloud portfolio of virtualization software. The…
Order from Chaos

Order from Chaos

By Ron Breault What’s more frustrating than trying to root cause a problem with an app running on a large, multi-process server?  How about doing the same when that server is running OpenStack, notorious for generating cryptic logs?  Now imagine the challenge of doing the same when the app might span or migrate across 100 servers and runs virtualized in…
What’s in a Name? New Applications for Virtualization in Critical Infrastructure

What’s in a Name? New Applications for Virtualization in Critical Infrastructure

By Charlie Ashton Product naming can be challenging. Just ask Coke, who probably didn’t expect that “Coke Classic” would result in countless business school studies about how to damage a perfectly good brand. On the other hand I’ve always believed that NASA got it right with “Voyager”, which seems like the perfect name for a couple of spacecraft whose journeys…
Don’t Miss Integrated Demonstration of OPEN-O at Mobile World Congress

Don’t Miss Integrated Demonstration of OPEN-O at Mobile World Congress

By Charlie Ashton If you’re attending Mobile World Congress later this month, you’ll have the opportunity to see one of the first public demonstrations of and end-to-end use case enabled based on the OPEN-O open-source orchestration project. At China Mobile’s booth (Hall 1 Stand 1G50), you’ll see a demo that is the result of extensive collaboration between China Mobile, Intel…
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, for Telco

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, for Telco

By Jeff Gowan It’s that time of year again. Time for: twelve hour days followed by fabulous late night dinners, possible public transit strikes, and a chance to witness the most cutting edge mobile technology on the planet.  Yes, I’m talking about Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain. This year, as in years past, Wind River will be at MWC…