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No Need to Wait to Take Advantage of Multi-access Edge Computing

No Need to Wait to Take Advantage of Multi-access Edge Computing

By Charlie Ashton May and June are intense trade show months for the telecom industry. Even skipping two or three that would have been relevant if we had unlimited bandwidth, over the past few weeks our Wind River team has been spread between NFV World Congress, OpenStack Summit, DellEMC World, Big Communications Event, Network Virtualization and SDN Europe, Canadian Telecom…
Wind River Helps Waterous Lead Digital Transformation of Fire Trucks

Wind River Helps Waterous Lead Digital Transformation of Fire Trucks

By Keith Shea Waterous, the leading manufacturer of water pumps for fire trucks, enlisted Wind River and Intel to help develop Tellurus, the first digital touch-screen control panel for its advanced water and foam pumps. Tellurus™, is revolutionizing the fire service industry by radically simplifying and speeding the setup time for firefighters, helping eliminate delays in their efforts to save…
IoT & Virtualization Go Together Like a Horse & Carriage

IoT & Virtualization Go Together Like a Horse & Carriage

By Steve Bell, senior analyst at Heavy Reading At the 2017 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, I noticed several marked differences from the previous two years that I have been covering IoT for Heavy Reading. One was that nearly every company had some form of IoT demonstration on its stand. IoT also seems to be central to every company's…
Wind River Extends Its Involvement in Linux Foundation Open-source Projects

Wind River Extends Its Involvement in Linux Foundation Open-source Projects

By Charlie Ashton This month, we’ve seen a couple of announcements from the Linux Foundation that are highly relevant to the networking and telecom markets. As a strong contributor to open-source projects for these markets, Wind River is glad to be deeply involved in both initiatives. First, on April 3rd it was announced that the DPDK (Data Plane Development Kit)…
Working More Efficiently with OpenStack

Working More Efficiently with OpenStack

By Ron Breault As someone who loves the outdoors, I have a number of watercraft.  Not the kind with engines, but the kind that are self-propelled: kayaks and canoes.  Being out on a calm lake in the wee hours of the morning is pure pleasure!  Being on that same lake with a strong headwind can be exhausting. Many years ago…
The Golden Understated Age of Infrastructure

The Golden Understated Age of Infrastructure

By Jim Hodges, analyst at Heavy Reading This year I marked an anniversary of sorts in that I have attended a decade of MWC events. And in those ten years, I have looked at many many hardware chassis, from proprietary "hot boxes," "pizza boxes," cPCI, ATCA, MicroTCA and myriad others. And this year was in many respects similar but also…
More Testing than Tapas: ETSI Releases Detailed Plugtest Report

More Testing than Tapas: ETSI Releases Detailed Plugtest Report

By Charlie Ashton A few weeks ago, we published a post “Tapas and Testing: Two Weeks in Madrid” summarizing Wind River’s involvement in ETSI’s first “NFV Plugtest” event, which was hosted by 5TONIC Laboratory in Leganes, near Madrid  from January 23rd through February 3rd. In that post, we summarized the success of the Wind River Titanium Cloud network virtualization platform in…
VxWorks 653 Platform Achieves First FACE Operating System Segment Certification

VxWorks 653 Platform Achieves First FACE Operating System Segment Certification

By Chip Downing  Wind River is very pleased to share that our VxWorks 653 Platform has passed the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) conformance certification for the FACE Operating System Segment (OSS) Safety Base Profile. VxWorks 653 is the first commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) product to achieve this significant FACE certification milestone, and can now be rapidly integrated with other FACE software…
Order from Chaos

Order from Chaos

By Ron Breault What’s more frustrating than trying to root cause a problem with an app running on a large, multi-process server?  How about doing the same when that server is running OpenStack, notorious for generating cryptic logs?  Now imagine the challenge of doing the same when the app might span or migrate across 100 servers and runs virtualized in…
What’s in a Name? New Applications for Virtualization in Critical Infrastructure

What’s in a Name? New Applications for Virtualization in Critical Infrastructure

By Charlie Ashton Product naming can be challenging. Just ask Coke, who probably didn’t expect that “Coke Classic” would result in countless business school studies about how to damage a perfectly good brand. On the other hand I’ve always believed that NASA got it right with “Voyager”, which seems like the perfect name for a couple of spacecraft whose journeys…