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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…
NFV #6 – The Heat is On!

NFV #6 – The Heat is On!

By Ron Breault In mid-May, “NFV #6,” i.e. the sixth formal gathering of the ETSI NFV Industry Specification Group, will be held in Okinawa, Japan.  This will be first ETSI NFV meeting hosted in Asia, and one which is shaping up to be highly interactive and engaging.  Believe me when I say this, it’s not often you hear that about standards…
A Whole New Spin on Mobile Education

A Whole New Spin on Mobile Education

By Ron Breault I recently spent a few days in Santa Clara helping to set-up Wind River’s new “Mobile Executive Briefing Center”, an impressive high tech showcase on wheels (eighteen wheels to be precise) that’s now touring North America.  My focus was on the quick installation and configuration of Wind River Carrier Grade Communications Server, an exciting new NFV product…
Don’t Confuse ‘High Availability’ with ‘Carrier Grade’

Don’t Confuse ‘High Availability’ with ‘Carrier Grade’

By Charlie Ashton A few nights ago, the alarm system in my home started beeping around 3:00 a.m. Not the kind of siren-plus-screeching noise that tells you someone just broke in or that you forgot to lock the back door again and the wind blew it open. This was the kind of gentle beep that intrudes into your dreams and…
Software Growing into a Driving Force for Network Transformation…And More Award Kudos for Wind River

Software Growing into a Driving Force for Network Transformation…And More Award Kudos for Wind River

By Jessica Schieve If you haven’t yet noticed, a network transformation is underway and moving at record pace.  Over the past 18 months, the industry has pushed the concepts of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization to the forefront of our consciousness. These ideas represent new approaches to architecting and designing the networks of the future. Behind both initiatives are many discussions…
Getting Closer to the Network Virtualization Vision

Getting Closer to the Network Virtualization Vision

By Davide Ricci Recent times have been, and continue to be, tough times for the networking industry. Data, data and data…it’s a constant flood of data. And, legacy infrastructure isn’t able to scale to meet the exponential growth in demand for capacity. At the same time, operators are trying to introduce new advanced services to grow new revenue streams while also reducing…