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Maintaining Virtualized Networks the Easy Way

Maintaining Virtualized Networks the Easy Way

By Jeff Gowan Network virtualization gives critical infrastructure operators unprecedented flexibility and choice when it comes to selecting software-based networking solutions. The separation of software from purpose-built hardware frees operators from decades of vendor lock-in and reasserts their control over technology roadmaps. Understandably, the roll-your-own approach is enticing for network operators. In the realm of enterprise networks, IT teams have…
Complete the list: Louisville, Durham, Paris, Portland…

Complete the list: Louisville, Durham, Paris, Portland…

By Charlie Ashton Can you complete this list: Louisville, Durham, Paris, Portland, ….? If so, and if you correctly answered “Sophia Antipolis”, you’re either a geek who spends way too much time online reading network test reports or a battle-hardened engineer who’s lugged bulky test equipment through too many airports and is now returning home from two weeks in the…
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…
Delivering the Promise of the Software-Defined Car

Delivering the Promise of the Software-Defined Car

By Marques McCammon As we continue towards a more connected and autonomous future, designing a car is increasingly about creating quality experiences; and software is at the center of enabling that reality. Driven by intelligent software, these experiences must make going from point A to point B safe, secure, efficient, entertaining and convenient, and ultimately, autonomously. The current acceleration of…
Wind River Edge Sync Honored as Bronze Stevie® Award Winner in 2018 American Business Awards®

Wind River Edge Sync Honored as Bronze Stevie® Award Winner in 2018 American Business Awards®

By Marques McCammon Wind River Helix Edge Sync  was named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the “Best New Product or Service of the Year – Software – Other” category in the 16th Annual American Business Awards. Edge Sync is an intelligent over-the-air (OTA) update and software lifecycle management solution enabling auto manufacturers to securely and remotely manage…
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…
Is IoT the Next Standards Battleground?

Is IoT the Next Standards Battleground?

By Tom Gibbings In my previous blog about future proofing an IoT deployment, I discussed the top 3 takeaways from our discussions at the Industry of Things event in San Diego. Coming in the #2 spot was the concept of protocols. Here is a key takeaway from the discussion: Even with the latest progress in IoT protocols, industry participants continue…
Police, Protestors and Industrial Process Automation

Police, Protestors and Industrial Process Automation

By Ron Breault I recently attended a face-to-face meeting of the Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF) in London, UK.  The meeting was highly memorable for three reasons: 1) it was the first (and hopefully last) meeting I've attended where it was often difficult to hear people speaking due to loud nearby political protests; 2) the meeting venue was surrounded by…
Running “Large” Software on Wind River® Simics® Virtual Platforms, Then and Now

Running “Large” Software on Wind River® Simics® Virtual Platforms, Then and Now

By guest author Jakob Engblom This is the first of a series of posts that will look at the past, present, and future of Wind River® Simics® virtual platforms. In 2018, it is 20 years since its commercial launch as a product. At the time back in 1998, Simics was marketed by a startup called Virtutech, which was acquired by Wind…