Wind River: SDN-Optimized Data Center Switches
Alameda, Calif.-based Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel and a developer of embedded and mobile software, released Wind River Open Network Software at IDF. Open Network Software is an open software environment for creating network switches for software-defined networks and infrastructures, with Fujitsu one of its early customers. Open Network Software separates the networking data plane and control plane so companies can begin managing network services through abstraction as virtual services while taking advantage of technologies such as SDN and cloud computing. It provides the tools and resources to create, modify and update network layers' L1, L2+ and L3+ functionality while providing standard interfaces for management and control. Wind River also expanded its Wind River Simics full-system simulator for accelerating software development with support for the latest Intel processors, including the new Intel Atom C2000 "Avoton" and Intel Xeon-EP server platform, as well as support for the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) specification.