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Titanium Server CPE Combines High Reliability with Cost-Effective Deployments

Titanium Server CPE Combines High Reliability with Cost-Effective Deployments

By Charlie Ashton Over the past year or so, a strong consensus seems to have emerged within the telecom industry that the #1 use case for early deployments of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) will be Virtualized Customer Premises Equipment (vCPE). In this post we’ll briefly summarize why vCPE represents such an interesting business proposition for service providers and introduce Wind…
More than NFV: Transformations in Networking Bring Challenges and Opportunities

More than NFV: Transformations in Networking Bring Challenges and Opportunities

By Charlie Ashton With all the industry hype around Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), it’s easy to lose track of the fact that telecom infrastructure is not the only segment of the networking market that’s undergoing radical transformation. Business of all kinds are benefitting from the wide-ranging evolutions of the networks they depend on. Billions of consumers, most of  whom are…
What does “open” really mean in the context of NFV?

What does “open” really mean in the context of NFV?

By Charlie Ashton 2015 was certainly an interesting year for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). It was the year when it became clear that the early use cases will likely be virtual CPE applications that offer a compelling business case for Return-on-Investment (ROI) and which can be implemented with minimal technology risk. It was the year when the ETSI initiative moved…
Blazingly Fast!

Blazingly Fast!

By Ron Breault As a Product Manager working on Wind River Titanium Server NFV software platform, I’m one of the lucky ones who gets to see new product features first hand, before they are widely rolled out to the market.  At Wind River we use an Agile Development Methodology, so the pace of product advancement is steady, with new capabilities being…
Key takeaways from ETSI NFV meeting #12

Key takeaways from ETSI NFV meeting #12

By Ron Breault I recently returned from the ETSI NFV Meeting #12 hosted by Verizon, Intel and Ericsson.  The venue was the beautiful Jersey City, New Jersey, sitting right across the Hudson river from downtown Manhattan, New York.  It was a terrific venue for me - in my own time zone and only one airport hop away!  I couldn’t be…
Titanium Server enhancements facilitate new NFV use cases

Titanium Server enhancements facilitate new NFV use cases

By Charlie Ashton & Ron Breault It’s been a busy 18 months for Wind River’s Titanium Server NFV Infrastructure (NFVI) platform. We announced Titanium Server at Mobile World Congress back in February 2014, as the industry’s first commercial Carrier Grade solution for NFVI, and it’s still the only platform in this category. We delivered the General Availability product release in…
Open-Source NFV Doesn’t Mean Cookie-Cutter NFV

Open-Source NFV Doesn’t Mean Cookie-Cutter NFV

By Charlie Ashton We recently published a couple of posts about the use of open-source technology in NFV, one asking “Will OPNFV become the de facto standard for NFV compatibility?” and the second explaining that “Yes, you can beat your NFV competitors to market while still leveraging open-source”. In these two posts, we discussed many of the benefits that developers…
Yes, you can beat your NFV competitors to market while still leveraging open-source

Yes, you can beat your NFV competitors to market while still leveraging open-source

By Charlie Ashton Last month we published a post titled “Will OPNFV become the de facto standard for NFV compatibility?”, in which we discussed how to demonstrate  compatibility with NFV’s open standards while also asking whether the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) project will become the de- facto standard against which vendors’ solutions are measured. A couple of weeks later,…
2015 SDN and OpenFlow World Congress

2015 SDN and OpenFlow World Congress

By Ron Breault In a few weeks I will be heading to Dusseldorf Germany to work at the 2015 SDN and OpenFlow World Congress.  While the title doesn’t suggest it, this event has become one of the hottest, “must attend” shows in Europe for operators and TEMs involved in NFV. My first attendance at this show as was in 2013,…
Will OPNFV become the de facto standard for NFV compatibility?

Will OPNFV become the de facto standard for NFV compatibility?

By Charlie Ashton As Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) takes its first steps beyond trials and evaluations into real-world deployments, suppliers throughout the value chain are wrestling with how to demonstrate the elusive concept of “compatibility”. For our team at Wind River, this has certainly been a critical question to address while seeing our Titanium Server NFV infrastructure platform adopted by…