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Titanium Cloud Ecosystem: What is it, and why is it important?

By Jeff Gowan Wind River Carrier Grade Communications Server is an exciting network functions virtualization (NFV) solution for the telecom market. It delivers a powerful portfolio of technologies that can bring to life the benefits of NFV. However, the work of only one company doesn't paint the full picture for NFV. Part of the success and beauty of Wind River…
Wanted: One Copy of ‘NFV Orchestration for Dummies’

Wanted: One Copy of ‘NFV Orchestration for Dummies’

By Charlie Ashton Thanks to all the work done by the ETSI NFV Industry Specification Group (ISG), it seems that everyone working in this space has a precise, shared understanding of most of the terms that describe the high-level system architecture. We don’t see much uncertainty or ambiguity about “virtual network function (VNF)”, “NFV infrastructure (NFVI)” or “virtualized infrastructure manager (VIM)”, even though…

Wind River Carrier Grade Communications Server in action at the Big Telecom Event

By Jeff Gowan When we were at the recent Light Reading Big Telecom Event 2014 conference, we heard a lot about how network functions virtualization (NFV) will play an important role in the future of telecom. In the first video below, Wind River's Charlie Ashton describes Wind River Carrier Grade Communications Server and how it can be used to address…

The Internet of Things: Work Smarter, Get to Market Quicker—Part 1

By guest blogger Valerie Scarsellato The manufacturing industry is evolving quickly, and it’s always an eye-opening experience to learn firsthand from experts what’s happening on the factory floor. As in many sectors, the Internet of Things (IoT) is providing factories with a wide range of optimization and business transformation opportunities. I recently had the chance to connect with two experts from…

The hottest trends discussed at the Big Telecom Event

By Jeff Gowan We just got back from a great week at Light Reading's inaugural Big Telecom Event in Chicago IL. We went to showcase our Wind River Carrier Grade Communications Server and also used the event as an opportunity to announce our Titanium Cloud, our new NFV ecosystem program. While at the show, we conducted a joint demonstration with…
Big Buzz at the Big Telecom Event

Big Buzz at the Big Telecom Event

By Ron Breault I recently traveled to Chicago to attend Light Reading’s “Big Telecom Event” – a great new industry trade show bringing together software and network equipment providers, with the companies who operate and maintain the networks.  I was crazy busy at the Wind River booth, giving continuous, live demonstrations of our Wind River Carrier Grade Communications Server product. …
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…
Ready, set, go for a test drive!

Ready, set, go for a test drive!

By Andreea Volosincu Dear open source enthusiasts and friends...Have you wondered where to start assessing whether open source software fits your needs and meets your expectations? The open source software community  has created a “share and grow” approach which has turned all sorts of business models upside down over the recent years. All the while, the needs and expectations of developers…