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A Carrier Grade Solution? We’ve Checked the Facts

A Carrier Grade Solution? We’ve Checked the Facts

By Jeff Gowan Just because something is claimed doesn’t make it fact. This has given rise to the popularity of fact-checkers, particularly in politics. Having a third party with no vested interest in the outcome can make it easier to understand what is fact, and then make an informed decision. A fact-checker helps us to do the due diligence we…
Wind River and Mirantis Collaborate on OpenStack Proof of Concept Project

Wind River and Mirantis Collaborate on OpenStack Proof of Concept Project

As part of both companies commitment to industry standards and interoperability, Wind River and Mirantis recently completed a joint Proof of Concept interoperability project at Wind River’s Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) lab in Santa Clara, California. The goal of the project was modest: to demonstrate that Wind River’s Titanium Server Carrier Grade software virtualization platform could be deployed in federation…
Multi-vendor collaboration brings service providers new revenue opportunities from Mobile Edge Computing

Multi-vendor collaboration brings service providers new revenue opportunities from Mobile Edge Computing

By Charlie Ashton Anyone who follows telco industry news will have seen that over the past year or so Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) ranks alongside 5G, IoT and NFV as a hot industry topic. Service providers worldwide are aggressively pursuing MEC projects because this application promises not only operational cost reductions but also significant opportunities to generate new revenue from…
Drive Down Operations Costs with Titanium Server

Drive Down Operations Costs with Titanium Server

By Ron Breault If you’ve ever been responsible for maintaining a software baseline for a group of servers, you know that software management is an important, and a very time consuming activity.  Said more succinctly, keeping “patch current” is labor intensive and costly.  Wind River’s Titanium Server Release 3 delivers a powerful new system facility designed to automate the patch…
China Telecom Completes Virtual IMS Proof-of-Concept Based on Titanium Cloud

China Telecom Completes Virtual IMS Proof-of-Concept Based on Titanium Cloud

By Charlie Ashton Back in June, we blogged about China Telecom’s evaluation of the Wind River Titanium Cloud network virtualization platform. Based on a conversation with Ou Liang, Senior Engineer, Head of NFV Infrastructure Technology and Solutions at the Guangzhou Research Institute of China Telecom, we summarized the results of this evaluation. At that time, Mr. Ou told us that China…
Ready for More NFV Magic?

Ready for More NFV Magic?

By Ron Breault Aside from initial installation and commissioning, what’s typically one of the most important, and carefully managed tasks that operators have to tackle on a regular basis?  The answer is simple: system upgrades. The process however, is nothing short of magic! Think about it: if you’re an operator, you’re delivering services in a very tight market, with aggressive…
As Telcos Start NFV Deployments, Titanium Server Streamlines Network Operations

As Telcos Start NFV Deployments, Titanium Server Streamlines Network Operations

By Charlie Ashton NFV: growing up and putting Operations in the hot seat As service providers move away from Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Proof-of-Concepts (PoCs) and start working on actual deployments, the spotlight now falls on a wide range of operational issues. The Operations teams have to figure out how they’re going to install, commission, maintain and upgrade all this…
Wind River Titanium Cloud Brings Telco Reliability to Dell EMC NFV Infrastructure Platform

Wind River Titanium Cloud Brings Telco Reliability to Dell EMC NFV Infrastructure Platform

By Charlie Ashton Integrated, Carrier Grade infrastructure for the network edge Wind River Titanium Cloud network virtualization software ensures that Dell EMC’s new NFV infrastructure platform meets the demanding reliability requirements of Communications Service Providers (CSPs). Through the combination of Titanium Cloud and the Dell EMC PowerEdge R430 for Telecom Carrier Grade Server, Dell EMC’s platform provides maximum uptime as well as…
Multi-Vendor Interoperability Demonstrates Compliance with Open Standards for NFV

Multi-Vendor Interoperability Demonstrates Compliance with Open Standards for NFV

By Charlie Ashton This week, service providers, vendors and analysts from around the world will gather in The Netherlands to attend SDN and OpenFlow World Congress, which is taking place in The Hague this time. Happy Birthday NFV Those of us that attended this same event back in October 2012, when it was located in Darmstadt, Germany, will remember that…
LGU+ selects Titanium Cloud for commercial NFV deployment

LGU+ selects Titanium Cloud for commercial NFV deployment

By Charlie Ashton The Wind River Titanium Cloud network virtualization platform was recently selected by LGU+ for their first commercial carrier grade Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) deployment. Formerly known as LG Telecom, LGU+ is one of the 3 major operators in South Korea and owned by LG Corporation. LGU+ provides a wide range of wired and wireless communications services such…