Showing posts with label Wind river. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wind river. Show all posts

Monday, January 14, 2019

Telefónica validates Wind River Titanium Cloud

Telefónica completed its validation of Wind River Titanium Cloud as a Virtualized Infrastructure Manager (VIM) for NFV workloads, in line with the multi VIM paradigm of their UNICA initiative.  The multi-phase evaluation included functional testing of the Titanium Cloud virtualization platform. Test teams also validated the integration of Titanium Cloud with OSM orchestration to prove interoperability. Additionally, Telefónica is running use case trials, including testing virtual RAN solutions hosted on Titanium Cloud.

Wind River said Titanium Cloud is deployment-ready and fully compatible with open standards such the Open Source MANO (OSM) orchestration project.

“By working with network innovators such as Telefónica, Wind River can help the industry address evolving market needs and deploy highly-reliable cloud compute at the optimum edge locations for a wide range of new applications,” said Michael Krutz, Chief Product Officer at Wind River. “Wind River Titanium Cloud delivers a flexible and secure cloud-based infrastructure that can be efficiently deployed at any network location from the edge to the core.”

“5G applications will increasingly demand low latency, and computing will often need to happen much closer to the end device. It was important to select an infrastructure platform that was optimized for edge use cases,” said Javier Gavilan, Core Network, Platforms & Transport Director at Telefónica. “After careful and comprehensive evaluation, Wind River Titanium Cloud stood out for its unique differentiators, such as extreme low latency and high reliability, to effectively meet the technical challenges that accompany Telco cloud compute.”

https://www.windriver.com/

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Intel spins out Wind River

Intel has agreed to sell its Wind River subsidiary to TPG, a global alternative asset firm. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Wind River noted that its software "runs the computing systems of the most important modern infrastructure, including manufacturing plants, medical devices, aircraft, railway, automobiles, and communications networks."

“This acquisition will establish Wind River as a leading independent software provider uniquely positioned to advance digital transformation within critical infrastructure segments with our comprehensive edge to cloud portfolio,” said Jim Douglas, Wind River President. “At the same time, TPG will provide Wind River with the flexibility and financial resources to fuel our many growth opportunities as a standalone software company that enables the deployment of safe, secure, and reliable intelligent systems.”

Wind River President, Jim Douglas, and his existing executive management team will lead the newly independent Wind River after the transaction closes.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Wind River Intros NFV Platform for vCPE

Wind River introduced a new Titanium Server CPE platform to speed the deployment of early Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) use cases such as virtualized customer premises equipment (vCPE).

The company said its Titanium Server CPE platform enables service providers to deploy cost-sensitive NFV applications such as a virtual business CPE (vBCPE) on only two servers. Each server runs the full set of carrier grade compute, control, and storage functions, while working to deliver best-in-class virtual network function (VNF) performance to maximize the number of users supported per server and thereby also maximize OPEX savings. At the same time, Titanium Server CPE helps service providers to maintain full carrier grade uptime for their vBCPE services, which enables them to minimize any revenue impact resulting from Service Level Agreement (SLA) penalties triggered by service downtime.

“Use cases such as virtual CPE are emerging as early applications of NFV that can deliver significant operational cost savings as well as improved deployment agility,” said Paul Senyshyn, vice president of commercial operations for networking solutions, Wind River. “As service providers evaluate the NFV benefits and opportunities possible today, Wind River is delivering solutions that can help the industry introduce new services, minimize costs, and maintain carrier grade reliability for business-critical services.”

The latest release of the Titanium Server portfolio provides additional new features including:

  • Dynamic CPU scaling
  • Increased system scalability
  • Support for latest high-performance network interface cards (NICs)
  • Virtual switch packet trace tool
  • Support for “QinQ” tunneling
  • IPv6 support for all interfaces
  • Bulk provisioning and automated deployment capabilities
  • Support for VNF access to hardware acceleration devices, including the Intel Communications Chipset 8925 to 8955 Series


http://www.windriver.com

Wind River Offers Reference Design for Virtual Business CPE (vBCPE)

Wind River introduced a reference design for a virtual business customer premises equipment (vBCPE), following extensive collaboration with four Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) software partners: Brocade, Check Point, InfoVista and Riverbed.

The vBCPE design, which runs on the Wind River Titanium Server™ NFV infrastructure (NFVI) platform, supports virtual network functions (VNFs) from each of these partners.

"We are grateful to our VNF partners for their collaboration in developing this reference design,” said Charlie Ashton, senior director of business development for networking solutions, Wind River. “Together we have demonstrated that it’s possible to integrate VNFs from multiple sources into a service chain that provides the end-to-end functionality for an enterprise-class vCPE solution, running on an NFVI platform that ensures carrier grade reliability.”

http://www.windriver.com

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Wind River Intros Helix Cockpit for Automotive Controls

Wind River introduced an automotive software platform for the command center of the connected car.

The Wind River Helix Cockpit, which is a GENIVI-aligned, Linux Yocto Project–based software platform, incorporates technologies from consumer-oriented embedded devices such as infotainment, telematics, and digital cluster systems; safety-oriented systems such as advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving systems; and cloud-based development tools and enhancements for the applications.

Key features for Cockpit include the following:

  • Connectivity framework: Integrated connectivity solutions help to extend and bridge the car experience to the IoT devices and landscape, including the cloud.
  • Firmware and software over-the-air (OTA) management: Cockpit includes the ability to manage and update software over-the-air throughout its lifecycle.
  • Flexible platform: Flexibility in car system design, from consolidated to distributed architecture, allows functional services to be distributed across ECUs.
  • Long term support: A secure Linux base from the market leader in commercial embedded Linux allows for extensibility over time with evolving IoT offerings, protocols, and developments.
  • Built-in security: Security Profile for Wind River Linux delivers secure data handling from boot to run time.

Wind River has also updated its software for ISO 26262 certifiable automotive safety-critical applications, Wind River Helix Drive. Cockpit and Drive are the latest offerings under Wind River Helix Chassis.

“The emergence of IoT is pushing automotive systems to become more connected within and outside of the car through the use of software. As such, carmakers must have a strong grasp of the holistic software environment in order to orchestrate a successful vision of the connected car,” said Marques McCammon, general manager of connected vehicles at Wind River. “Wind River Helix Cockpit provides carmakers with the framework to fully own the software environment and realize their vision. By turning to Wind River’s decades of embedded software leadership and rich technology expertise in mission-critical industries such as aerospace and defense, the auto industry can quickly become software savvy and begin their IoT transformation.”

http://www.windriver.com

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Wind River Offers Reference Design for Virtual Business CPE (vBCPE)

Wind River introduced a reference design for a virtual business customer premises equipment (vBCPE), following extensive collaboration with four Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) software partners: Brocade, Check Point, InfoVista and Riverbed.

The vBCPE design, which runs on the Wind River Titanium Server™ NFV infrastructure (NFVI) platform, supports virtual network functions (VNFs) from each of these partners.

"We are grateful to our VNF partners for their collaboration in developing this reference design,” said Charlie Ashton, senior director of business development for networking solutions, Wind River. “Together we have demonstrated that it’s possible to integrate VNFs from multiple sources into a service chain that provides the end-to-end functionality for an enterprise-class vCPE solution, running on an NFVI platform that ensures carrier grade reliability.”

http://www.windriver.com

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Intel Intros New #IoT Platform

Intel introduced a new IoT Platform reference architecture and new hardware and software products or the Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace. The products include new Intel Quark processors for IoT, free and simple operating systems with a comprehensive cloud suite from Wind River. The company said it is focused on enabling the broad Intel ecosystem to simply develop, secure and integrate smart things.

Intel said its new Quark SE SoC  and the Intel Quark microcontroller D1000 and D2000 feature powerful processing in an energy-conscious envelope. The new products are in an ideal package for IoT, offering extended temperature for demanding environments and have long life reliability for peace of mind. The Intel Quark SE SoC for IoT offers an integrated sensor hub as well as pattern matching technology to deliver real-time insights from complex sensor data at the very edge of IoT.

"Today, Intel further solidifies its position in the IoT and continues to deliver a comprehensive set of building blocks with a strong ecosystem to address the IoT opportunity," said Doug Davis, senior vice president, IoT Group at Intel. "Intel is making it easier for our customers to scale from things to cloud with new Intel Quark processors for IoT and Wind River's free cloud-connected OS for microcontrollers."

SAP is the first company to announce IoT solutions based on the new Intel IoT Platform and its SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

http://newsroom.intel.com/docs/DOC-6949

Monday, July 20, 2015

Wind River Joins KDDI R&D Lab Tests

Wind River will participate in a proof-of-concept (PoC) led by KDDI R&D Laboratories for automated operation for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) test beds. The PoC will utilize Wind River Titanium Server as its foundation for demonstrating the deployment of virtual network function. Titanium Server is a carrier grade NFV infrastructure software solution that meets the stringent requirements of the telecom industry.

"Delivering virtualized services at carrier grade levels of reliability and performance is essential as the industry is transitioning to NFV infrastructures,” said Paul Senyshyn, vice president and general manager of networking solutions at Wind River. “Wind River Titanium Server provides a NFV infrastructure that delivers the carrier grade reliability that meets strict telecom requirements and enables service providers to more easily and quickly find NFV success.”

http://www.windriver.com/markets/networking

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Wind River Opens App Store for VxWorks RTOS

Wind River is opening an app store for its VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS). Wind River Marketplace helps customers find and evaluate best-of-breed add-on solutions from the Wind River partner ecosystem in order to enhance their VxWorks deployment.

The apps in the store are tested and validated by Wind River for seamless interoperability with VxWorks.  Target categories range from safety, security, and storage to connectivity, graphics, and development tools.

“With the synergy and validation already achieved for Wind River Marketplace products, customers get almost immediate access to best-in-class embedded technologies to easily enhance the operating environment and accelerate market deployment,” said Dinyar Dastoor, vice president and general manager of operating system platforms at Wind River.

http://tinyurl.com/WRMarketplace

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Wind River Partners on HP Helion OpenStack Solutions for NFV

HP and Wind River have entered into a partnership to develop solutions with HP Helion OpenStack technology to enable carrier grade network functions virtualization (NFV) capabilities.

HP Helion OpenStack solutions with carrier grade capabilities will be available in calendar year 2015.

Key benefits of the HP Helion OpenStack-Wind River integrated solutions will include:

  • Reliability – Carrier grade Linux and kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) hypervisor, advanced self-healing, and high availability add-ons for OpenStack Control Plane to enable service availability levels that carriers and CSPs demand
  • Performance – Carrier grade accelerated vSwitch for high performance networking, advanced NFV workload placement to maximize the number of subscribers supported per server, utilization of system topology to optimize Virtual Network Function (VNF) performance, and an availability and affinity model designed to ensure VNF service availability while providing max performance with the lowest latency
  • Manageability – Scheduling and orchestration of workloads, security features to meet carrier needs, and open, standards based applications programming interfaces (APIs)

“The telecom industry is eager to tap into the vast potential of NFV. By taking advantage of a virtualized or cloud environment, service providers can easily and quickly introduce new high-value services while reducing costs. In every case, maintaining carrier grade reliability is critical,” said Jim Douglas, senior vice president and CMO, Wind River. “By partnering with a leader like HP, we’re enabling a new generation of carrier grade, cloud-enabled NFV deployments for our customers in this changing market.”

http://www8.hp.com/us/en/hp-news/press-release.html?id=1830185#.VFmzRvmjOM4

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wind River Releases Benchmarks for Pattern Matching Engine for NFV

Wind River announced that its high-speed pattern matching software is able to achieve a benchmark of over 36 Gbps on Intel Atom processors and exceeding 280 Gbps on high-end Intel Xeon–based platform.

The Wind River Content Inspection Engine provides the high-speed pattern matching that enables security appliance vendors to scale security performance and intelligence across the network from low-end to high-end platforms. Software pattern matching on Intel architecture enables the optimized performance and scalability needed for resource-intensive Network Function Virtualization (NFV) applications. The Content Inspection Engine, which runs entirely in software, is a high-speed embedded software pattern matching solution that can match large groups of regular expressions against blocks or streams of data. The engine can also search for multiple patterns simultaneously, even when the streams of data are scattered in different memory locations.

Wind River said its Content Inspection Engine, also sold as Hyperscan, now delivers pattern matching throughput of over 36 Gbps on the Intel Atom processor C2000 series, using tier-1 original equipment manufacturer (OEM) IPS patterns to scan real-world HTTP traffic. It is a pattern matching library designed to drop into a vendor’s system software release and be used for an entire product line, without requiring any additional software or hardware resources. With scanning performance on high-end Intel Xeon–based platforms exceeding 280 Gbps, these benchmarks demonstrate Content Inspection Engine’s ability to deliver scalable performance, making it an ideal pattern matching technology for low-end to high-end security platforms and NFV-based solutions.

“These latest benchmarks validate how software can transform processor real estate into scalable security performance,” said Paul Senyshyn, vice president of communication platforms at Wind River. “Wind River Content Inspection Engine delivers streamlined integration and scalability that is compelling for equipment manufacturers. We are encountering considerable traction from customers embracing the benefits of high speed pattern matching, including a steady stream of new evaluations worldwide.”

http://www.windriver.com
http://tinyurl.com/102214cie


In September 2013, Intel agreed to acquire Sensory Networks, a start-up which specializes in pattern matching and acceleration software technology, for approximately US$20 million. Sensory Networks developed "HyperScan" high-speed, L4-L7 pattern matching software that accelerates deep packet inspection applications running on Intel processors.  The company was founded in Sydney Australia and was headed by Sab Gosal.

In 2012, Sensory reported that its HyperScan library delivers DPI throughput of 160Gbps with linear scalability, based on an intensive benchmark of HyperScan on a dual-socket platform (8-core, 16 threads per socket) using the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 family and Intel C604 chipset, scanning against a tier-1 commercial IPS signature set. 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Wind River Launches Titanium Ecosystem for NFV

Wind River launched its Titanium Cloud ecosystem for service providers and telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) deploying infrastructure based on network functions virtualization (NFV).

Initial members include Brocade, GENBAND, Metaswitch Networks, Nakina Systems, and Overture.

Wind River said its ecosystem program helps ensure interoperability of solutions based in  its Carrier Grade Communications Server, which is an integrated portfolio of software elements that enables NFV infrastructure to achieve the carrier grade reliability required for telecom networks. The company said its Carrier Grade Communications Server enables service providers to maintain six-nines reliability as they transition to virtualized infrastructure, allowing them to meet “always on” expectations.

“Realizing a successful NFV infrastructure requires collaboration across a broad ecosystem, ensuring the availability of end-to-end solutions that integrate seamlessly to deliver virtualized services at the necessary levels of carrier grade performance and reliability,” said Mike Langlois, general manager of the communications business for Wind River. “Carrier Grade Communications Server delivers a critical element of this infrastructure. Our Titanium Cloud ecosystem program provides a framework for Wind River to work with industry leaders like Brocade, GENBAND, Metaswitch, Nakina, and Overture to deliver standard product solutions that help service providers achieve their critical business imperatives, such as reducing operating costs while accelerating the introduction of new, high-value services.”

http://www.windriver.com

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wind River Delivers Accelerated vSwitch Optimized for NFV

Wind River announced a new performance benchmark for its accelerated virtual switch (vSwitch) integrated within Wind River Carrier Grade Communications Server, which is designed for network functions virtualization (NFV).

Wind River said its accelerated vSwitch can deliver 12 million packets per second to guest virtual machines (VMs) using only two processor cores on an industry-standard server platform, in a real-world use case involving bidirectional traffic. This performance represents 20 times that of the standard Open vSwitch (OVS) software used in typical enterprise data centers. Providing unlimited scalability when instantiated on multiple cores, this industry-leading performance is achieved using up to 33% fewer CPU resources than other commercial solutions, with no requirement for specific hardware acceleration.

“As a key element in our Carrier Grade Communications Server, our accelerated vSwitch was designed from the ground-up to incorporate the Carrier Grade features that are critically important for telecom networks that must deliver six 9s reliability,” said Mike Langlois, general manager of the communications business for Wind River. "For example, the accelerated vSwitch provides fast convergence during live migration of VMs, while minimizing the impact of dirty page updates. To allow for optimum resource allocation, it provides deterministic processing performance without the jitter of over 10% exhibited by the standard Open vSwitch. Finally, protocols such as LAG, VLAN tagging, and VXLAN provide the security features that are essential for telecom networks.”

http://www.windriver.com


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