May 01, 2016 7:30 PM ET


Company Overview of Wind River Systems, Inc.

Company Overview

Wind River Systems, Inc. provides embedded software for intelligent connected systems. It offers Helix, a portfolio of software, technologies, tools, and services for addressing the system-level challenges and opportunities created by the Internet of Things (IoT). Its operating environment portfolio includes VxWorks, a commercial real-time operating system; Linux, a commercial open source software platform for building embedded devices of various kinds; embedded virtualization solutions to build connected devices, systems, and networks; and Workbench, a suite of tools for embedded software development. It also provides Intelligent Device Platform XT, a customizable middleware development env...

500 Wind River Way

Alameda, CA 94501

United States

Founded in 1981

1,673 Employees





Key Executives for Wind River Systems, Inc.

Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance & Administration
Age: 49
Senior Vice President of Professional Services
Chief Product Officer
Senior Vice President of Research & Development and Worldwide Customer Operations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Wind River Systems, Inc. Key Developments

Wipro Collaborates with Wind River to Showcase Carrier Grade Cloud Technologies

Wipro Limited announced the demonstration of the VEVATO framework on Wind River Titanium Server. Wind River Titanium Server is a Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) infrastructure software solution that delivers the carrier grade reliability required for telecom networks. Wipro’s VEVATO framework is a verification and validation tool used for testing of the enterprise and telco cloud. VEVATO verifies and validates the entire life-cycle, from concept to production roll-out, of all critical cloud sub-systems in a phased manner. Both the companies will jointly demonstrate the carrier grade features of Titanium Server using the VEVATO framework. An assurance framework is needed to test the production readiness of an SDN/NFV enabled Telco cloud. Telco cloud roll-out is a multi-year transformation journey based on standards and open source components that are still evolving. To minimize the risks involved, VEVATO assurance framework provides a phase-wise approach starting with testing the infrastructure layer, followed by the software network functions and management and orchestration layers, and the final validation of end-to-end network services.

Raisecom Accelerates its NFV Transformation with Wind River

Wind River has announced that networking equipment manufacturer Raisecom is making the move to Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) by using Wind River Titanium Server™ to develop virtualized small cell gateways. As their entry into NFV, Raisecom is virtualizing small cell gateway functions. Carriers employ small cells to offload mobile network data and use radio frequency more efficiently, helping them to extend service coverage and increase network capacity. Realizing that the development of a high-performance NFV platform for their gateways would be too costly and time-consuming, Raisecom turned to Wind River. Using Titanium Server as an NFV infrastructure platform, Raisecom reduced product testing and qualification costs by 20% compared to testing costs for traditional small cell gateway hardware, while decreasing time to market by 30%.

Wind River Introduces New Platform, Wind River Titanium Server CPE

Wind River has introduced a new platform, Wind River Titanium Server CPE, that can speed the deployment of early Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) use cases such as virtualized customer premises equipment (vCPE). In addition, enhancements to the Titanium Server portfolio (Titanium Server and Titanium Server CPE) accelerate performance, improve scalability, and simplify commissioning. The Titanium Server portfolio comprises commercial NFV infrastructure software solutions that deliver the carrier grade reliability required for telecom networks. CPE applications have emerged as an early use case delivering significant savings in operational costs. The virtualization of CPE functions, traditionally implemented as discrete physical appliances, reduces operating expenses (OPEX) through more efficient utilization of compute resources, increased service deployment agility, and the elimination of “truck rolls” required to update and maintain equipment at remote locations. These OPEX savings may be achieved whether the virtualized CPE functions are hosted in a server at the customer premises, in a service provider point-of-presence (PoP), or in a central data center. Given the undeniable benefits of a more virtualized and intelligent network, service providers will continue to push toward network transformation with the growth of NFV use cases like vCPE and other software-defined and cloud technologies. By leveraging the Titanium Server CPE platform, service providers can 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. 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 and Support for VNF access to hardware acceleration devices, including the Intel® Communications Chipset 8925 to 8955 Series. By using the Titanium Server portfolio as their NFV infrastructure platform, the telecom industry can enjoy 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 open standards including carrier grade Wind River Linux, real-time Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), OpenStack®, and Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK), while incorporating optimizations for Intel® architecture, the Titanium Server portfolio delivers high performance and carrier grade reliability. Titanium Server and Titanium Server CPE will be showcased at the Intel booth Hall 3 Stand 3D30, as well as in multiple locations with partners, at Mobile World Congress 2016.

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