By Bill Graham
At Wind River, we definitely believe the business case for using commercial embedded Linux is clear. In fact, we’ve come up with some top reasons why you can trust your next embedded Linux project to Wind River. We’ll review our top ten list over the next three blog posts. Additionally, you can find the full list here. Let’s look at the first 4 reasons below, and you’ll no doubt see the diversity and strength Wind River Linux brings to the market.
1) Yocto Project Compatible, cross-architecture, market-leading commercial embedded Linux platform: As the maintainer of key components to the Yocto Project, Wind River is a leader and dedicated contributor to the open source community. The Yocto Project is an open source collaboration that provides standardized high-quality infrastructure, tools, and methodology to help decrease the complexity and increase the portability of Linux implementations. Providing a common build system and core technologies, the Yocto Project is providing an open, community-led approach to embedded Linux. This is great for our customers because there is an ecosystem of vendors basing their products on Yocto preventing vendor lock-in and proprietary approaches. Leading partners in Yocto include Intel, Texas Instruments, LSI Corporation, Juniper Networks, Freescale Semiconductor, Cavium Networks and many others.
2) Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) add-on solutions: Wind River Open Virtualization Profile is the first open source virtualization product that can support hardware consolidation with extremely low latency and high throughput running on standard hardware. It solves the challenges of new network service deployment time constraints, data traffic growth scalability, and budget limitations while remaining true to the spirit of open source. Network Function Virtualization has become a reality due to the low overhead that Open Virtualization Profile provides. Read more about this in our whitepaper.Continue reading >>