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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…
Hope to see you in The Hague

Hope to see you in The Hague

By Jeff Gowan When you go to dinner, are you noticing menu items such as Broodjes, Stamppot, or Stroopwafels? Does it seem like everyone is riding a bicycle? Did you notice a ‘girl with a pearl earring’ who looked strangely familiar? If you answered yes to any of these questions as you read this, perhaps you are in the Netherlands…
VNPT Technology Successfully Completes NFV Proof-of-Concept with Wind River Titanium Cloud Platform

VNPT Technology Successfully Completes NFV Proof-of-Concept with Wind River Titanium Cloud Platform

Vietnam Post and Telecommunication Industry Technology Joint Stock Company (VNPT Technology) recently completed a proof-of-concept (PoC) program with the Wind River Titanium Cloud network virtualization platform as part of their long-term strategy for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Aiming to implement a robust NFV infrastructure that will take them into the future of telecommunications, VNPT Technology conducted an in-depth evaluation with the…
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…