Showing posts with label Windriver. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Windriver. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Wind River and Intel collaborate on 5G vRAN for FlexRAN

 Wind River and Intel are jointly developing a 5G vRAN solution that integrates Intel FlexRAN reference software for systems powered by 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors with built-in AI acceleration, and also features Intel Ethernet 800 Network Adapters and the Intel vRAN Dedicated Accelerator ACC100 in concert with Wind River Studio. 

The collaboration will further expand with future next-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors (Sapphire Rapids). 

Wind River Studio provides a cloud-native platform for the development, deployment, operations, and servicing of mission-critical intelligent systems. Its cloud infrastructure capabilities include a fully cloud-native, Kubernetes container-based architecture based on the StarlingX open source project for the deployment and management of distributed edge networks at scale. 

“As 5G opens up new opportunities across industries, there will be an increasing need to put greater intelligence and compute to the edges of the network, where new use cases evolve and thrive. As such, operators must adopt a low-latency far-edge cloud architecture to enable these new use cases in an intelligent, AI-first world,” said Kevin Dallas, president and CEO at Wind River. “Together with Intel, we are providing a best-in-class differentiated solution to help customers deliver on high-reliability, ultra-low-latency, and highly efficient offerings for their next-generation networks.”

Monday, October 8, 2018

Wind River and BT showcase the 5G Edge

At SDN NFV World Congress 2018 this week in The Hague, Wind River is showcasing edge cloud compute applications in collaboration with BT.

The demo features Wind River Titanium Cloud, a deployment-ready virtualization software platform, running on a BT cellular base station. The proof of concept platform, which functions as an edge cloud compute node, highlights multiple 5G edge cloud computing use cases, including those for next-generation, connected automobiles and also for augmented/virtual reality:

  • Remote vehicle control for traffic/route management
  • Vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication for collision avoidance
  • Augmented reality for multi-person sessions without gameplay disruption

“5G will demand ultra-low latency and dynamic compute architectures for the cloud,” said Charlie Ashton, senior director of business development for Telecommunications at Wind River. “Wind River provides a flexible and secure cloud-based infrastructure that can be deployed at any network location. In order to successfully meet changing market needs, it is important to work with leading operators who, like BT, are uniquely positioned to deploy cloud compute at the right edge locations to support growing 5G applications.”

“The rise of Edge Cloud Compute will require flexible cloud infrastructure and the deployment of dynamic applications wherever and whenever they are needed. BT’s network is evolving to meet these demands,” said Maria Cuevas, head of mobile core networks research at BT. “BT is working with industry partners like Wind River to tackle the technical challenges around Edge Cloud Compute and develop solutions that meet customers’ future needs.”

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Advantech: Faster Development with a Deep NFV Ecosystem

Advantech is building a deep ecosystem for accelerating the rollout of NFV infrastructure. In this video, Paul Stevens introduces the Advantech ecosystem, Renu Navale discusses participation in Intel's Network Builders community , Kelly LeBlanc discusses 6Wind's high-performance virtual accelerator technology, and Charlie Ashton presents the Wind River Titanium Server NFV infrastructure solution.

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Wind River and HP Develop an NFV-Ready Server Platform

Wind River is working with HP to certify Network Equipment Building System (NEBS)-compliant HP ProLiant servers for network functions virtualization (NFV) applications.

Specifically, Wind River networking and communications products currently in certification with HP include the following:

  • Wind River Linux
  • Wind River Open Virtualization
  • Carrier Grade Profile for Wind River Linux

HP's portfolio of servers includes carrier-grade NEBS-compliant servers optimized for the needs of telecom service providers and network equipment suppliers.

"The carrier network is undergoing a transformation arising from the potential that comes with NFV. By taking advantage of a virtualized or cloud environment through NFV, the telecom industry could reap the flexibility, scalability, cost and energy benefits that IT data centers already enjoy," said Glenn Seiler, vice president of networking solutions at Wind River. "By combining Wind River’s decades of telecom experience with servers from the market leader like HP, we’re enabling a new generation of carrier grade, NFV-ready servers for the changing telecommunications market."

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Wind River Enhances its Virtualization Software for NFV

Wind River released a new version of its open source, real-time, multi-core-enabled kernel virtualization software with numerous performance and live migration enhancements.

Wind River said its Open Virtualization optimizes open source Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) technology to allow the deployment of network services on virtual machines without performance loss. The software delivers near-native hardware performance speeds, whereas standard KVM maximum latency is typically several thousand percent higher than native results.

The latest version of Open Virtualization includes the following features:

  • Improved throughput and latency speeds, including an 18% reduction in maximum interrupt latency since the introduction of the product earlier this year
  • Improved virtual switching throughput with integrated Intel® DPDK vSwitch, offering a 450% increase in virtual switching speeds over standard Open vSwitch.
  • Enhanced live migration capabilities, including intra-CPU migration to intra-node migration and intra-virtual machine switching.
  • oVirt-powered live migration console, including support for guest operating systems migration
  • Security enhancements based on SELinux
  • Additional hardware support for the latest Intel architectures
  • Expanded guest OS support

"As new devices continue to connect to an increasingly strained network, next-generation telecom equipment must scale to support technologies such as cloud and NFV in order to meet rising data traffic demands and address new service deployment challenges," said Davide Ricci, product line manager for open source platforms at Wind River.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Ken Klein Steps Down as President of Wind River

Ken Klein resigned as President of Wind River, the Intel subsidiary that develops embedded software for intelligent connected systems.

The company appointed chief operating officer (COO) Barry Mainz as his successor as president. Mr. Klein will continue as a non-employee member of the Board.

Intel Corporation president and Wind River chairman RenĂ©e James, commented, "Ken Klein’s legacy at Wind River and contributions to the embedded industry are exceptional. The Board would like to express its deep appreciation to Ken for his invaluable contributions to the company and we look forward to continuing to receive his insight and expertise as a member of the Board.”

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Wind River Announces Open Network Software for Data Center Switches

At last week's Intel Developer Forum (IDF13) in San Francisco, Wind River introduced its open software environment for the creation of network switches for software defined networks and infrastructures.

Wind River's Open Network Software encompasses control plane software, development tools, and the network resources needed to build software defined networking (SDN) solutions such as top-of-rack switches, micro-server platforms, and other network infrastructure elements.  The company said its goal is to provide the tools and resources to create, modify, and update network layers' L1, L2+, and L3+ functionality. Open Network Software is designed with a flexible and modular open architecture with standard interfaces for management and control.

Wind River solution supports the Intel Open Network Platform (ONP) Switch Reference Design and has been optimized for Intel hardware to provide high performance and flexibility.

Early customers of Open Network Software include Fujitsu.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Wind River Targets Open Virtualization Profile for NFV

Wind River is developing Open Virtualization Profile software for implementing high performance, open-source, real-time kernel virtualization in next generation telecommunications equipment as well as network functions virtualization (NFV) and cloud environments.

Open Virtualization Profile is a high value add-on software profile for Wind River Linux developed by optimizing open source Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM) technology. This allows the deployment of network services on virtual machines without the performance loss associated with using traditional, propriety IT-like virtualization products.

Key features include:
  • Real-time high performance; extremely low latency measuring as low as under 3 microseconds
  • Flexible provisioning of virtual machines
  • Live migration of virtual machines
  • CPU isolation
  • Open source-based; compatible with frameworks such as the Yocto Project™, oVirt and others
  • Broad support for a variety of guest operating systems

The first release is expected in Q3 2013.

"As networks are pushed to their limits, virtualization is becoming an increasingly important approach. Operators are looking toward NFV to support the transition to scalable platforms that enable flexible deployment of network services," said Jim Douglas, senior vice president of marketing at Wind River. "With Wind River Open Virtualization Profile, we are delivering a real-time virtualization solution to support the rigorous SLAs of a carrier network and enable them to gain the flexibility, scalability, and cost and energy benefits cloud data centers already enjoy."