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Wind River Joins KDDI R&D Labs Proof-of-Concept for Advanced NFV and SDN Automated Operations

ALAMEDA, Calif. – July 20, 2015 –Wind River®, a global leader in delivering software for the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced that it will participate in a proof-of-concept (PoC) led by KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc. 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.

 

During the latest PoC earlier this year, using virtualization technologies, KDDI R&D Labs successfully demonstrated full automation of the operational flow for not only mobile equipment but also fixed-line facilities. For example, the demonstration includes management control systems that can automatically and immediately perform failure recovery for defects in software-based functions or virtualized platforms.

 

“KDDI R&D Labs is working towards SDN and NFV advancements to enable flexible response to service requirements, improve operational quality and efficiencies, and promote initiatives that will help realize the next generation of mobile infrastructure,” said Dr. Eng. Itsuro Morita, Executive Director, Core Network Division at KDDI R&D Labs. “We expect Wind River Titanium Server will help to drive future PoC and standardization activities to enable advanced operations for the SDN/NFV era.”

 

“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."

 

By using Titanium Server as an NFV infrastructure software foundation, the telecom industry enjoys the best of both worlds: the rapid service deployment typically found in enterprise networks as well as the carrier grade uptime and reliability mandated by telecom networks. Based on technologies using open standards, including carrier grade Wind River Linux, real-time Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), carrier grade plugins for OpenStack®, Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK), and accelerated vSwitch technologies, and optimized for Intel® architecture, Titanium Server brings together high performance and carrier grade reliability.

 

Additionally, the Wind River Titanium Cloud partner program provides an ecosystem of optimized, interoperable standard solutions based on Titanium Server to accelerate time-to-market for service providers and telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) deploying NFV infrastructure.

 

To learn more about how Wind River is addressing the opportunities and challenges created by NFV and the transformation of the network into the backbone for IoT connectivity, visit http://www.windriver.com/markets/networking/. Titanium Server is part of the Wind River Helix™ portfolio of products enabling IoT advancements.

 

About Wind River

Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel® Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), is a global leader in delivering software for the Internet of Things. The company has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981, and its technology is found in more than 2 billion products. Wind River offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions for addressing the system-level challenges and opportunities of IoT that is backed by world-class global professional services, award-winning customer support, and a broad partner ecosystem. Wind River delivers the software and expertise that enables the innovation and deployment of safe, secure, and reliable intelligent systems.To learn more, visit www.windriver.com.

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Jessica Miller
Director, Global Communications