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How to Simplify and Secure Virtualized Network Operations

How to Simplify and Secure Virtualized Network Operations

By Jeff Gowan The business case for network virtualization is largely based on hardware and operating cost savings, along with expectations of greater flexibility and productivity. But how can operators of critical infrastructure be certain that their newly virtualized networks will deliver these benefits? A big factor in determining the overall cost savings of a virtualization project is network operations.…
Network Virtualization goes well beyond Telecommunications. Here’s what you need to know.

Network Virtualization goes well beyond Telecommunications. Here’s what you need to know.

By Jeff Gowan I can’t help notice that the line between what is considered technology for telecommunications vs industrial control and other operations technology applications is becoming blurry. Software is being used in more instances across more industries because it provides a level of flexibility and cost savings like we’ve never seen before. At Wind River we are seeing the…
The Easy Way to Implement Network Virtualization

The Easy Way to Implement Network Virtualization

By Jeff Gowan Once critical infrastructure operators decide to virtualize network functions and applications, getting started can seem daunting even for the most advanced IT teams. If the project overruns the budget or schedule, anticipated cost savings and efficiency gains can dwindle and undermine the original business case for virtualization. But implementing network virtualization doesn’t have to be so difficult.…
Affirmed Networks, Wind River Bond Accelerates Network Transformation and Cuts TCO by 50% for CSPs

Affirmed Networks, Wind River Bond Accelerates Network Transformation and Cuts TCO by 50% for CSPs

By guest contributor Angela Whiteford, Vice President Marketing and Product Management at Affirmed Networks Network transformation, which includes Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) deployment, is a hot topic among communication service providers (CSPs) worldwide. Accelerating the deployment of NFV solutions is crucial to evolution and better utilization through software-defined services. The partnership between Affirmed Networks and Wind River unites our best-of-breed solutions…
Videos from MWC 2018: Ecosystem Partner Innovation

Videos from MWC 2018: Ecosystem Partner Innovation

By Jeff Gowan As Light Reading editor Ray Le Maistre says in his introductory video, Wind River works with the “key innovators in the global communications networking industry,” which was particularly evident at Mobile World Congress this year where we contributed essential technology to 14 demonstrations at 11 different customer and partner booths. These demos centered on use cases that…
InfiniVAN  Successfully Completes NFV Proof-of-Concept with Wind River Titanium Cloud Platform

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

By Charlie Ashton InfiniVAN recently completed an in-depth proof-of-concept (PoC) program with the Wind River Titanium Cloud network virtualization platform. InfiniVAN aims to provide a world class carrier grade virtualized Business Customer Premise Equipment (vBCPE) solution to its customers in the Philippines. InfiniVAN, an Internet service provider which owns an Congressional Franchise – R.A. 10898 — to build, own and operate its…
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…
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…