Open Standards

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My OPAF Experience: Not All Standards are Created Equally

My OPAF Experience: Not All Standards are Created Equally

By Ron Breault For the past nine months I've been working as a member of an experienced, diverse team creating a new technical standard for use within industrial process automation.  The activity has been managed under the careful guidance of The Open Group, and the effort is taking place in the Open Process Automation Forum, abbreviated as “OPAF.”   I’ve been…
The FACE™ Approach is the New Foundation of Affordable Military Avionics

The FACE™ Approach is the New Foundation of Affordable Military Avionics

By Chip Downing I am truly excited that The Open Group FACE™ Consortium has just released the latest FACE Technical Standard, Edition 3.0.   This is a milestone in creating open standards for next generation military avionics systems and includes incremental improvements to the existing standard, as well as an enhanced data architecture, graphics, and lifecycle management services.  With these enhancements…
GENBAND and Wind River Demonstrate Breakthrough Performance with an OpenStack Telco Cloud

GENBAND and Wind River Demonstrate Breakthrough Performance with an OpenStack Telco Cloud

By Charlie Ashton Want to improve your OpenStack-based cloud performance by 15x? Here’s how… As communications service providers (CSPs) explore architectural choices for virtualizing their network infrastructure, OpenStack has emerged as the leading option for the cloud management software that manages the lifecycle of Virtual Machines (VMs). There are sound business reasons for this selection: OpenStack is an established open-source…
Predictable Performance is Key to Successful OpenStack Telco Deployments

Predictable Performance is Key to Successful OpenStack Telco Deployments

By Charlie Ashton It’s taken a few years, but the telecom industry seems to have finally accepted that OpenStack is viable for deployments in networks that require high levels of service availability, performance and security. The key is selecting the right OpenStack platform: you need one that’s been properly hardened, packaged and stress-tested to ensure it meets the stringent requirements…
Boost your VNF’s performance by 30x without lifting a finger (and 40x with just a little effort)

Boost your VNF’s performance by 30x without lifting a finger (and 40x with just a little effort)

By Charlie Ashton As service providers move beyond initial trials of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and start planning actual deployments of virtualized applications, the economics of this transition come under increasing scrutiny. After all, why would you take the risk of deploying new, risky technology unless the Return on Investment (RoI) is both significant and quantifiable? One of the major…
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. …
Drive Down Operations Costs with Titanium Server

Drive Down Operations Costs with Titanium Server

By Ron Breault If you’ve ever been responsible for maintaining a software baseline for a group of servers, you know that software management is an important, and a very time consuming activity.  Said more succinctly, keeping “patch current” is labor intensive and costly.  Wind River’s Titanium Server Release 3 delivers a powerful new system facility designed to automate the patch…
Prevent human error in security: Dave meet STIG, STIG meet Dave

Prevent human error in security: Dave meet STIG, STIG meet Dave

By Tim Radzykewycz Recently, I ran across a cartoon about software security by John Klossner.  It shows a boxing ring, with assorted security software in one corner, and in the other corner was a guy wearing a shirt labelled "Human Error."  I had seen this cartoon before.  But for some reason, it touched off a reaction this time. Credit: 2006…
Roadmap Planning: Choose the Right Linux Building Blocks

Roadmap Planning: Choose the Right Linux Building Blocks

By Andreea Volosincu The year is drawing to a close, and it’s becoming increasingly hard to book conference rooms. Everyone is planning, estimating, strategizing, agreeing to disagree, etc. The result? A golden document, which, made right, it will make or break your product goals in 2017 – the strategic product roadmap. Whether you are a system integrator selling industrial development…
Open Data Plane Support for Linux-based Network Applications

Open Data Plane Support for Linux-based Network Applications

By Bruce Ashfield The collaborative way of developing software shows us that where there’s a technical challenge, there’s an open source project to tackle it. Also, where there’s an open source project, there’s a group of people supporting, contributing, extending and using it to drive innovation. OpenDataPlane (ODP) is one of those open source projects. It offers a layer for…