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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…
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…
Familiar with the New OpenStack Live Migration Features?

Familiar with the New OpenStack Live Migration Features?

By Ron Breault Having been exposed to OpenStack for more than five years now, I think it’s fair to say that I’ve grown blasé with the Live Migration feature; it just does what it’s supposed to do and it does it well.  But when you stop and think about it, OpenStack Live Migration is really an extraordinary feature.  That’s especially…
Continuous Innovation and Reduced Operational Costs

Continuous Innovation and Reduced Operational Costs

By Ron Breault Sometimes people ask me, “Why should we chose Wind River's Titanium Cloud software platform over a ‘free’, open source alternative”?  My short reply – “Continuous innovation and reduced operational costs.” Earlier this year I wrote an article entitled “Drive Down Operations Costs with Titanium Cloud” which provided an overview of Titanium Cloud’s powerful Patch Orchestration capability.  This…