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GENBAND and Wind River Demonstrate Breakthrough Performance with an OpenStack Telco Cloud

GENBAND and Wind River Demonstrate Breakthrough Performance with an OpenStack Telco Cloud

By Charlie Ashton Want to improve your OpenStack-based cloud performance by 15x? Here’s how… As communications service providers (CSPs) explore architectural choices for virtualizing their network infrastructure, OpenStack has emerged as the leading option for the cloud management software that manages the lifecycle of Virtual Machines (VMs). There are sound business reasons for this selection: OpenStack is an established open-source…
Fostering Growth and Innovation with Open Standards

Fostering Growth and Innovation with Open Standards

By Ron Breault This summer I had the unique pleasure of being involved in the leadership of an R&D project that fell under the guidance and nurturing of CENGN, Canada’s Center of Excellence in Next Generation Networks.  This project brought together some of Wind River’s leading NFV and virtualization technology, with an innovative cloud management tool from the cloud consulting…
Solving Critical Business Challenges for “Industry 4.0”

Solving Critical Business Challenges for “Industry 4.0”

By Charlie Ashton When you ask executives in the manufacturing or industrial control sectors about “Industry 4.0”, their responses typically fall into one of two categories. Those that haven’t yet spent much time exploring the concept are likely to dismiss the term as Marketing hype, or a gross over-simplification like “Web 2.0”. But companies who have investigated the principles behind…
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…
New Cloud Platform Simplifies Telco Deployments of Secure Edge Computing Applications

New Cloud Platform Simplifies Telco Deployments of Secure Edge Computing Applications

By Charlie Ashton Telco edge applications bring new revenue opportunities Telecom service providers worldwide are increasingly viewing applications hosted at the network edge as compelling business opportunities. While revenues from traditional broadband and voice services are essentially flat, edge applications present opportunities to sell new kinds of services to new kinds of customers. This provides the potential for increased market…