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Don’t Be Scared of OpenStack for Telecom

Don’t Be Scared of OpenStack for Telecom

By Charlie Ashton It’s been an interesting few days for OpenStack conversations. Two very different threads helped to confirm what our customers have known for a while: if you’re contemplating using OpenStack in a telecom deployment you can stop listening to the nay-sayers and go right ahead. Just make sure you use an OpenStack platform that’s been properly hardened to…
What does “open” really mean in the context of NFV?

What does “open” really mean in the context of NFV?

By Charlie Ashton 2015 was certainly an interesting year for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). It was the year when it became clear that the early use cases will likely be virtual CPE applications that offer a compelling business case for Return-on-Investment (ROI) and which can be implemented with minimal technology risk. It was the year when the ETSI initiative moved…
Will OPNFV become the de facto standard for NFV compatibility?

Will OPNFV become the de facto standard for NFV compatibility?

By Charlie Ashton As Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) takes its first steps beyond trials and evaluations into real-world deployments, suppliers throughout the value chain are wrestling with how to demonstrate the elusive concept of “compatibility”. For our team at Wind River, this has certainly been a critical question to address while seeing our Titanium Server NFV infrastructure platform adopted by…
Break Out and Stay Out with Open Source

Break Out and Stay Out with Open Source

By Andreea Volosincu Let’s talk about the issues around proprietary software and closed ecosystems. Using them keeps your embedded devices enclosed. However, some may come to think there is no better option out there, especially when they’ve seen  how other people have tried to break the proprietary bond but failed. Yes, looking at you Munich! Meanwhile the world continues to innovate…
The Winds of Change Blowing Through NFV

The Winds of Change Blowing Through NFV

By Ron Breault I recently attended NFV Meeting #6 in Okinawa, Japan with several of my distinguished colleagues.  While sitting in the audience during one session, listening to people comment and ask questions on the future of  network functions virtualization (NFV), I couldn't help but reflect on the significant number of changes that are impacting the NFV community in some…
vSwitch Economics 101

vSwitch Economics 101

By Ron Breault As I sit here at my desk, preparing for NFV #6, I'm delighted by the outstanding feedback coming in from our recent Accelerated vSwitch development.  I am both proud of and excited for our talented engineering team which crafted this marvel.  They've been able to achieve best in class performance, and do it with impressive style.  The…
What Makes “Carrier Grade” Reliability So Hard?

What Makes “Carrier Grade” Reliability So Hard?

By Charlie Ashton I recently talked about the need for full Carrier Grade reliability in telecom networks. Today’s telecom networks are incredibly reliable. Over decades, service providers have engineered an extensive range of sophisticated features into their networks, to the point where they guarantee “six-nines” reliability. That means the network is guaranteed to be up 99.9999% of the time, implying a…
No Need to Bleed for Security!

No Need to Bleed for Security!

By Andreea Volosincu Who doesn’t love a great nickname? Earlier this month, security experts discovered a very serious bug in OpenSSL. And by “discovered” I mean “noticed.” Apparently the bug had been in OpenSSL for 2+ years but only publicly announced now. Following this discovery, two things happened: 1) security gurus were abuzz with worry, and 2)  the public immediately…
Don’t be a Target for Cyber-crime

Don’t be a Target for Cyber-crime

By Jeff Gowan I’m a relatively new employee at Wind River and continue to learn new things and make new connections every day. As I was driving home from work the other day I was listening to yet another news story regarding the credit card fraud incidents that hit Target and Neiman Marcus at the end of last year. This…
Open Virtualization on Simics, Making Complex Work Easier – an Interview with Michael Barabanov

Open Virtualization on Simics, Making Complex Work Easier – an Interview with Michael Barabanov

By Jakob Engblom Having the right tools can make any job easier. In this interview, Michael Barabanov from our Wind River engineering team describes how by using Simics he approached some engineering issues differently, and was able to streamline his work with Wind River Open Virtualization and oVirt. The Wind River Open Virtualization is a virtualization solution for embedded systems built…