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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…
Don’t Miss Integrated Demonstration of OPEN-O at Mobile World Congress

Don’t Miss Integrated Demonstration of OPEN-O at Mobile World Congress

By Charlie Ashton If you’re attending Mobile World Congress later this month, you’ll have the opportunity to see one of the first public demonstrations of and end-to-end use case enabled based on the OPEN-O open-source orchestration project. At China Mobile’s booth (Hall 1 Stand 1G50), you’ll see a demo that is the result of extensive collaboration between China Mobile, Intel…
Toshiba Selects Wind River Simics to Accelerate  Automotive SoC Development

Toshiba Selects Wind River Simics to Accelerate Automotive SoC Development

By Ross Dickson As the car becomes increasingly connected and autonomous, the importance of software will play a bigger role than ever. In the software-defined automobile of the near future, richer and more sophisticated capabilities also brings greater risks as the sheer volume of software content needed within vehicle systems will skyrocket, challenging design teams as they try to pinpoint…
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…
What is the Response to Security Incidents in the Embedded World?

What is the Response to Security Incidents in the Embedded World?

By Tim Radzykewycz It is simply a reality that no computer system is impervious to threat or some sort of compromise.  However, it is an industry best practice to deploy Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) to detect intrusions, have rapid access to an Incident Response Team (IRT) to investigate the intrusion, and have a plan on how to deal with certain,…
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…