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End-to-End Security Ensures Virtualization is Viable for Critical Industrial Control and Telecom Applications

End-to-End Security Ensures Virtualization is Viable for Critical Industrial Control and Telecom Applications

By Charlie Ashton The business-level benefits of virtualization are becoming well understood in applications such as industrial control and telecom. Companies worldwide have analyzed real-world use cases and concluded that major savings in lifetime operational costs are achievable by deploying software-based, virtualized systems compatible with open standards, instead of traditional fixed-function physical equipment based on proprietary, vertically integrated architectures. There…
Wind River Joins Open-Source Initiative to Accelerate Telecom Edge Cloud Deployments

Wind River Joins Open-Source Initiative to Accelerate Telecom Edge Cloud Deployments

By Charlie Ashton The Linux Foundation’s announcement today of expansions to the recently introduced Akraino Edge Stack open-source project represents a significant milestone in the journey towards the adoption of virtualized applications and services throughout telecom networks. Service providers consistently report that they view edge-focused use cases as opportunities to attract new types of customers, deploy innovative new services and achieve…
Wind River Helix Device Cloud: Recipient of the 2018 IoT Global Awards Platform of the Year

Wind River Helix Device Cloud: Recipient of the 2018 IoT Global Awards Platform of the Year

By: Amanda Lowe I’m excited to announce that Wind River has just received the IoT Global Award for Platform of the Year for Wind River® Helix™ Device Cloud at Smart IoT London. The 2018 IoT Global Awards programs recognizes excellence in IoT innovation. The Platform of the Year Award honors the most innovative IoT-related Application Enablement / Connectivity / Technology…
While in Barcelona, see how to introduce edge services without ripping up your core network

While in Barcelona, see how to introduce edge services without ripping up your core network

By Charlie Ashton In the telecom world, true “green field” opportunities are rare. When Elon Musk fires up a few Falcon Heavies and puts a thousand people on Mars who can’t live without Facebook, that will represent a green field (or orange field) opportunity for an enterprising service provider. Until then, most operators who roll out new services face the…
Proud to be Part of the First Wave of OPNFV Verified Solutions

Proud to be Part of the First Wave of OPNFV Verified Solutions

By Charlie Ashton This week The Linux Foundation announced the OPNFV Verified Program (OVP). Designed to simplify adoption of commercial NFV products, OVP establishes an industry threshold based on OPNFV capabilities and test cases. Wind River is proud to be one of the first companies to receive the OVP logo, along with Huawei, Nokia and ZTE. OPNFV members, including network…
Telstra and Wind River Successfully Complete NFV Proof-of-Concept with Titanium Cloud Platform

Telstra and Wind River Successfully Complete NFV Proof-of-Concept with Titanium Cloud Platform

By Charlie Ashton Telstra recently completed a proof-of-concept (PoC) program with the Wind River Titanium Cloud network virtualization platform. The project showcased interoperability between the Titanium Cloud platform, DellEMC servers and several virtual network functions (VNFs). The proof-of-concept was showcased at the Telstra Engineering Symposium held on November 2, 2017. Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications company, offers a full range of communications…
Modernizing your industrial control system? Here are six critical requirements you need to address

Modernizing your industrial control system? Here are six critical requirements you need to address

By Jeff Gowan Digital Transformation. The Fourth Industrial Revolution. Next Generation Industrial Control. Industry 4.0. Enough buzzwords for ya? They all include one common element: moving control functions from dedicated hardware into software. Why? Because you can reduce your operating expenses, introduce new flexibility and optimization to your processes, and potentially discover new ways to monetize your data. But let’s…
ARC Advisory Group Highlights Titanium Control as Disruptor for Industrial Automation Market

ARC Advisory Group Highlights Titanium Control as Disruptor for Industrial Automation Market

By Charlie Ashton Just in time to assist industrial automation companies who are reviewing and refining their strategies at the start of 2018, ARC Advisory Group has released a fascinating paper titled “Virtualization and Industrial Control”. If you’re in the industrial control business, this paper should be high on your New Year reading list. Written by Harry Forbes, Research Director…
Contela Selects Wind River Titanium Cloud Based on Successful Long Range Radio NFV Proof-of-Concept

Contela Selects Wind River Titanium Cloud Based on Successful Long Range Radio NFV Proof-of-Concept

By Charlie Ashton With its mix of long range reach and low power consumption, Long Range Radio (LoRa) IoT networks are fueling the rise of smart, connected cities around the world. Innovative IoT applications are addressing key challenges faced by cities such as transportation, security and pollution to deliver new value and convenience. Expanding reliable wireless network service in the…
China Telecom and Wind River Collaborate on Titanium Cloud-based vBRAS Proof of Concept

China Telecom and Wind River Collaborate on Titanium Cloud-based vBRAS Proof of Concept

By Charlie Ashton Building on previous Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) initiatives with China Telecom, Wind River is excited to have recently completed a virtual Broadband Remote Access Server (vBRAS) proof-of-concept (POC) with China Telecom, the largest integrated communications service provider in the world. To get China Telecom’s perspective on the project, we spoke with Dr. Ou Liang, Head of NFV…