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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, for Telco

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, for Telco

By Jeff Gowan It’s that time of year again. Time for: twelve hour days followed by fabulous late night dinners, possible public transit strikes, and a chance to witness the most cutting edge mobile technology on the planet.  Yes, I’m talking about Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain. This year, as in years past, Wind River will be at MWC…
Tapas and Testing: Two Weeks in Madrid

Tapas and Testing: Two Weeks in Madrid

By Charlie Ashton Over the past couple of weeks, Spain was the place to be if you provide products targeted at Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). From January 23rd through February 3rd, the ETSI Centre for Testing and Interoperability organized its first “NFV Plugtest” event, which was hosted by 5TONIC Laboratory in Leganes, near Madrid. The primary objective was to determine…
Boost your VNF’s performance by 30x without lifting a finger (and 40x with just a little effort)

Boost your VNF’s performance by 30x without lifting a finger (and 40x with just a little effort)

By Charlie Ashton As service providers move beyond initial trials of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and start planning actual deployments of virtualized applications, the economics of this transition come under increasing scrutiny. After all, why would you take the risk of deploying new, risky technology unless the Return on Investment (RoI) is both significant and quantifiable? One of the major…
Networking, networking, networking, networking!

Networking, networking, networking, networking!

By Ron Breault There's a funny, infamous video someone put together on YouTube years ago showing a highly enthusiastic Steve Balmer (to put it mildly) strutting on stage shouting "Developers, developers, developers, developers!" over and over again.  Much of this footage presumably came from speeches given by Steve at conferences, talking about how important developers were to his company's future. …
The Value of Focus

The Value of Focus

By Ron Breault One of the regular activities we undertake at Wind River is to evaluate our products vs. alternative solutions. How do we compare?  What are our strengths and weaknesses?  How do we continue to lead? I recently watched as a colleague went through a lengthy and frustrating process to install a commercial, enterprise class OpenStack distribution.  He had…
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…