The Cure for StarlingX FOMO at Open Infrastructure Summit

The Cure for StarlingX FOMO at Open Infrastructure Summit

By Jeff Gowan FOMO, for those who are unfamiliar, stands for "fear of missing out." If you weren't able to attend the Summit in Denver, or perhaps even if you did, some StarlingX "FOMO" could be understandable. After all, StarlingX made a strong showing at the Summit this year, with more than 15 sessions that covered aspects of the project from…
Co-existing with containers: Cloud Native solutions don’t need a greenfield

Co-existing with containers: Cloud Native solutions don’t need a greenfield

By Jeff Gowan Containers are widely regarded as the next big thing in telco virtualization technology, but what about the service providers who have already deployed VM-based solutions? Some communications service providers have already started virtualizing with virtual machines and VNFs and will want to continue that route for various reasons, but they will also want to adopt container-based technologies…
What Happens at Interop Stays at Interop!

What Happens at Interop Stays at Interop!

By Ron Breault After more than six months of discussions, conference calls, planning, and organization, something exciting and eagerly anticipated is about to occur in the world of Industrial Process Control Automation. The week of June 10th will see The Open Group hold the first ever Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF) Interoperability event!  This “members only” event will see companies…
VxWorks: A Long Love Story with Multi-core

VxWorks: A Long Love Story with Multi-core

By Michel Chabroux While it may seem mundane today to talk about multi-core, it used to be a big deal. Back in the day, all CPUs came with a single core (Zylog Z80, Motorola 68K, PowerPC 8xx, 386, etc.).  The one thing that CPU manufacturers did to provide more horse power was increase the frequency.  Eventually, the laws of physics…
Testing Against Cyber-Attacks with Simulation Technology

Testing Against Cyber-Attacks with Simulation Technology

By Michel Genard Cyber-security is often a story of the “weak link.” The following two recent cyber-security events involving USBs brings to light the importance of testing the system against cyber-attacks to eliminate this type of risk. The US Secret Service identified that a supposed foreign agent was using a USB key to upload malware into the IT infrastructure of…
Wind River Expands Global Presence with Costa Rica Operations

Wind River Expands Global Presence with Costa Rica Operations

Wind River is pleased to announce it has expanded its global presence with operations and an established site in Costa Rica. The company’s new San José office has a team working in customer support, engineering, finance, and tech support. “Wind River’s decision to open an office in Costa Rica was based on its great economic climate and nascent technology sector;…
Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Wind River with Technology Leadership Award for Avionics Software Platform

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Wind River with Technology Leadership Award for Avionics Software Platform

By Michel Genard Frost & Sullivan annually presents the Technology Leadership Award to the company that demonstrates uniqueness in developing and leveraging new technologies that deliver significant customer value. Wind River is proud to be recognized this year in the avionics software platform category for VxWorks® 653, which has more than 350 customers across more than 600 programs, involving more than…
Better Together – A Community for Safety Certification on Multi-Core Processors

Better Together – A Community for Safety Certification on Multi-Core Processors

By Tim Skutt Last week, I participated in one of a series of collaborative workshops on Multi-Core Processor (MCP) Certification at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base hosted by the US Army. Wait, was that a typo? No.  The US Army Combat Capability Development Command (CCDC) Aviation & Missile Center was indeed the host for a workshop at a US Air Force…
Extrapolate and Grow: Autonomous Cars Can Learn Much from Aerospace and Others

Extrapolate and Grow: Autonomous Cars Can Learn Much from Aerospace and Others

By Marques McCammon The safe transportation of passengers, strict industry standards and regulations, autonomous controls…does this sound like the imminent future for automobiles? Actually, this could describe the aerospace industry today. Consider also the stringent demands telecommunications and  industrial/utilities companies must uphold when it comes to connectivity or reliability. So, it is any surprise that the automotive industry should look…
Update: Boost Safety, Security and Value

Update: Boost Safety, Security and Value

By Marques McCammon In a world constantly hungry for innovation, software is a living thing. No matter which software architecture is in use within a car, it will have to be updatable. The consumer experience is constantly evolving as well. As new apps and mobile capabilities enter the market, new cyberthreats emerge and must be responded to quickly and effectively.…