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Chunghwa Telecom Laboratories Collaborating with Wind River for NFV Proof-of-Concept

Chunghwa Telecom Laboratories Collaborating with Wind River for NFV Proof-of-Concept

By Charlie Ashton Wind River has long been working with major service providers on innovative NFV projects. The Wind River Titanium Cloud portfolio provides virtualization platforms that meet the intensive performance, reliability and security requirements of the world’s most demanding communications networks. One of our more recent projects included a proof-of-concept with Chunghwa Telecom Lab, the development center of Taiwan’s…
“Euphrates in December?” Sounds Perfect…

“Euphrates in December?” Sounds Perfect…

By Charlie Ashton Half listening to a phone call over a lousy cellphone connection, while munching on a snack and trying to finish an overdue presentation, it sounded like a trip that was too good to miss. Something about “Euphrates in December” seemed like the ideal business trip even if it promised a few visa challenges. But then I started…
China Mobile Zhejiang Company Completes Successful NovoNet Phase I Project with Wind River Titanium Cloud

China Mobile Zhejiang Company Completes Successful NovoNet Phase I Project with Wind River Titanium Cloud

By Charlie Ashton China Mobile Zhejiang Company recently conducted a proof-of-concept (PoC) program with Wind River. Wind River Titanium Cloud was selected as the NFVI / VIM platform in the China Mobile Zhejiang Company NovoNet project, and Phase I testing was successfully completed with other VNF vendors and hardware manufacturers. China Mobile, the largest mobile operator in the world, created…
Reaping the Benefits of Software-Defined Industrial Control Systems

Reaping the Benefits of Software-Defined Industrial Control Systems

By Jeff Gowan The “Digital Transformation” which is happening in the industrial world is largely driven by moving industrial control to “software defined” functions, and there are many benefits to making this move. Some of the benefits include: Opportunities to improve operations through process optimization and improvements of quality and yield Cost reductions from the ability to utilize standard products…
Delivering Craft Beer and Industrial Control: Closer than You’d Think

Delivering Craft Beer and Industrial Control: Closer than You’d Think

By Charlie Ashton Google “OPA” and one of the first results you’ll see will be all about Oatmeal Pale Ale, from Hood River, Oregon. Apparently, “a refreshing beer, high on hop aromatics yet well balanced with modest bitterness…. OPA pours a beautiful golden hue with a dense rocky head.” Definitely now on my list for the next time I visit…
Is it Dog Food or is it Fine Cuisine?

Is it Dog Food or is it Fine Cuisine?

By Ron Breault According to Wikipedia, one of the first uses in the tech industry of the term “Eating your own dog food” was at Microsoft, circa 1988.   Today in the industry, we’ve taken the concept and have evolved it into a new verb –“Dogfooding”!  Regardless of how you refer to it, the idea of a great company using its…
Tuning OpenStack for 5G Edge Applications

Tuning OpenStack for 5G Edge Applications

By Charlie Ashton If you’re heading to Sydney for next week’s OpenStack Summit, you should mark your calendar for an important session at 10.50am on Tuesday November 7th: “Tuning packet and interrupt latency for 5G applications.” Two of Wind River’s foremost OpenStack experts, Chris Friesen and Ian Jolliffe, will present this session and explain how to use OpenStack successfully in…

The Industrial Internet of Things and You

By Jeff Gowan There has been a lot of attention on the internet of things (IoT) over the past two years. Before coming to work at Wind River I had never heard the term before. I’ve heard it plenty within Wind River because in many ways it’s the evolution of the embedded business we’ve been in for the last 30…
Accelerate Virtual RAN Deployments with a Pre-Integrated End-to-End System Solution

Accelerate Virtual RAN Deployments with a Pre-Integrated End-to-End System Solution

By Charlie Ashton Radio Access Network (RAN) terminology is nothing if not confusing. Traditional RAN configurations are now termed “Distributed RAN.” The first phase of cost optimization through consolidation is typically called “Centralized RAN” or “CRAN.” Capacity improvements achieved through baseband pooling are often known as “Cloud RAN,” representing another, different use of the term “CRAN.” Currently, the ultimate approach…
Wind River Titanium Cloud Wins Two Network Transformation Awards

Wind River Titanium Cloud Wins Two Network Transformation Awards

By Charlie Ashton As SDN NFV World Congress winds down after a packed week, you could say things got quite hot in The Hague…especially for our Wind River Titanium Cloud team. Last night, during the inaugural Network Transformation Awards gala, winners were finally unveiled. Facing a highly competitive field of industry innovators, we were honored to find out that Wind…