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Carrier Grade Profile for Wind River Linux
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Wind River Platform for Infotainment
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Delivering the Power of Open Source
Without the Risks

Since 2004, Wind River® Linux has delivered the best of open source technology, integrated and optimized for embedded development, with the vision, innovation, and business-risk mitigation only a mature technology vendor can provide. Our customers use our platforms to create groundbreaking devices more quickly and cost-effectively on the latest ARM, Intel®, MIPS, and Power architectures, including 64-bit support on both Intel and ARM.

Lowering your total cost of ownership (TCO) can be an elusive goal when you consider the fluidity and speed of the open source community's influence on Linux's evolution. To realize the full economic and innovative potential of Linux, you'll require an experienced and trusted source of embedded system design, development, and deployment to deliver flexible commercial embedded Linux support where and when you need it.

Wind River Linux is the market-leading commercial grade Linux solution for embedded device development. It brings together everything customers need to build and support highly differentiated devices: an optimized run-time; a flexible, scalable build system; pre-integrated middleware packages for specific device types; an integrated development environment; and the best open source tools, adapted and extended for embedded development. Our embedded Linux platforms deliver all the advantages of open source, plus the vision, the innovation, the business risk mitigation, and the support and maintenance that only a mature technology vendor can provide.

Learn the top 10 reasons customers trust Wind River Linux over other commercial and roll-your-own alternatives.

Wind River Linux Core Platform

Wind River Linux is the industry standard for embedded Linux software. The latest version includes expanded hardware support for the latest ARM, Intel, MIPS, and Power architectures, and is updated with the current Linux kernel, toolchain, and user space.

With the Yocto Project 1.7 open source development infrastructure as its core foundation, Wind River Linux uses the latest Linux kernel as its upstream source to ensure customers have commercially supported access to the newest advancements from the open source community. Wind River Linux provides maximum flexibility and control over run time as well as interoperability with the community’s building technology. These advantages, in combination with long term support, allow customers to avoid vendor lock-in, lengthy certification processes, and the challenges of a closed ecosystem. A highly versatile solution, Wind River Linux provides a run-time environment that can be tailored to scale from general purpose to carrier grade devices, or from highly secure military to high-performing real-time devices.

Maintaining a roll-your-own embedded Linux project is expensive, time-consuming, and risky. Wind River helps you lower your TCO by taking the cost, time, and risk out of embedded Linux development with a proven commercial solution. Our investment in each Wind River Linux release and our ongoing patch and security vulnerability management equate to over 160 person-years of effort. Our customers benefit from this investment by trusting Wind River to provide their embedded Linux solution.

Wind River provides board support packages (BSPs) for widely adopted processors, including the latest Broadcom, Cavium, Freescale, Intel, LSI, Marvell, Texas Instruments, and Xilinx platforms. If the hardware you require for your next project is not supported on our list of Wind River Linux BSPs, the Wind River Professional Services team can help create a custom BSP. Please contact Wind River Sales or your local area account manager for more information.

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Optimized Commercial Linux Foundation

Wind River Linux

Platform agility, reduced development costs, and increased capability are important differentiators for Wind River, and we know they are critical factors for your project as well. High-performance, flexible Wind River Linux delivers the power of the industry-standard Yocto Project infrastructure with better interoperability across many popular platforms. With Wind River Linux as your embedded platform foundation, our extensive quality assurance process and unrivaled global support and services ensure your project's rapid delivery and market success.

Features Yocto Project Wind River Linux
Kernel, toolchain, core user space packages, build system
Commercial quality assurance (QA) across entire feature/architecture matrix over a large number of development hosts None
Long-term customer support and maintenance, including SLAs None Monthly
Regular cumulative service packs that include response fixes to security alerts Every six months Monthly
Commercial-grade intellectual property (IP) compliance review and disclosure documentation None
Advanced simulation, compilation, debugging, visualization, and analysis tools None

Today's highly competitive landscape demands secure, standards-based, and reliable solutions to rapidly enable a new set of monetizable services for next-generation networking and communications infrastructures.

Profiles for Wind River Linux

Carrier Grade Profile for Wind River Linux

Telecommunication equipment manufacturers trust Wind River Linux to deliver flexibility and scalability to lower TCO. Building on this base, our Carrier Grade Profile for Wind River Linux delivers all of the technologies essential to building a powerful, flexible, responsive, stable, and secure platform for networking and service provider needs. Carrier Grade Profile provides a complete Carrier Grade Linux and is registered with the Linux Foundation. It is the first Linux Foundation Carrier Grade Linux 5.0 registered product with Yocto Project compatibility for IA, ARM, MIPS, and PPC—the essential choice when you require 99.9999% availability and need to meet other strict carrier grade standards.

Wind River also delivers our Yocto Project Compatible, Carrier Grade Linux operating system along with other critical run-time components for intelligent networks in our award-winning Wind River Intelligent Network Platform, an integrated yet flexible software system optimized for today's advanced multi-core processors.

Carrier Grade Linux is also available pre-certified on select HP NEBS-compliant ProLiant servers.

Wind River Open Virtualization

Wind River Open Virtualization 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 service deployment time constraints, data traffic growth scalability, and budget limitations while remaining true to the spirit of open source.

Open Virtualization addresses these challenges with a real-time embedded virtualization solution using open source Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) technology combined with a proven commercial Linux distribution. This fully integrated and performance-optimized solution enables many applications and functions running on dedicated operating systems and hardware to consolidate into one intelligent system, allowing for highly scalable systems at lower cost.

Security Profile for Wind River Linux

Operating systems capable of operating in a networked environment are expected to provide a good set of security functionalities. This requirement is even more important with technologies continuing to evolve, and embedded markets facing greater security attacks like unauthorized access, hacking, or cyberattacks.

Leveraging our deep embedded market and open source experience, Security Profile for Wind River Linux delivers vital security capabilities to cover a broad spectrum of silicon architectures and vertical markets such as aerospace and defense, industrial, medical, consumer, and enterprise devices.

Infotainment Profile for Wind River Linux

Infotainment Profile for Wind River Linux brings open source innovation to the automotive world. As part of Wind River Platform for Infotainment, it provides a robust GENIVI-compliant platform stack that combines open source software with select software components and products from leading automotive and consumer electronics partners. Platform for Infotainment delivers a verified platform that you can tailor and trust for your entire in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) device lifecycle.

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