Wind River has debuted Wind River Studio, a cloud-native platform for the development, deployment, operations, and servicing of mission-critical intelligent systems where security, safety, and reliability are required.

This first release of Studio enables the flexible and efficient deployment, management, and operations of intelligent 5G distributed edge clouds through one single pane of glass.

“In order to thrive in a digital- and AI-first world, companies are accelerating their digital transformation plans from years to months. Wind River is committed to realising the digital future of our customers across the industries we serve,” explained Kevin Dallas, Wind River president and CEO. “Wind River Studio is the first and only of its kind to deliver one environment for mission-critical intelligent systems across the full product lifecycle. This new platform offers dramatic improvements in productivity, agility, and time-to-market, with seamless technology integration that includes far edge cloud compute, data analytics, system level security, 5G, and AI/ML.”

According to research from Gartner, by 2022 more than 50% of enterprise-generated data will be created and processed outside the traditional data centre or cloud. As a consequence, with more compute workloads moving away from data centers, the compute model is having to evolve to an intelligent cloud and intelligent edge model, where the majority of low latency compute takes place in the mission-critical intelligent system.

Mission-critical intelligent systems will form the foundation of the digital transformation across industries, including aerospace, defense, telecom, industrial, automotive, and medical. These systems will have diverse needs around the far edge cloud, 5G, AI/ML, real-time performance, security, safety, and reliability. In addition, these systems will have the ability to securely capture and process real-time machine data with digital feedback loops that enable advanced automated and autonomous scenarios in such systems as robotics, drones, autonomous vehicles, and augmented reality.

“Technology innovation leaders are keen to invest in cloud-native infrastructure technologies to increase software velocity; enable developer agility, application scalability, and resilience; and reduce technical debt,” according to Gartner. “Containers and Kubernetes are becoming the foundation for building this cloud-native infrastructure to improve software velocity and developer productivity … by 2022, more than 75% of global organizations will be running containerized applications in production, which is a significant increase from fewer than 30% today.”

Wind River has taken a leading role in the early 5G landscape, powering the majority of 5G RAN deployments. With the Studio capabilities that are now available, the company is looking to address service providers’ complex challenge of deploying and managing a physically distributed, ultra-low latency cloud-native infrastructure through one single pane of glass providing:

  • A fully cloud-native, Kubernetes- and container-based architecture for the deployment and management of distributed edge networks at scale
  • Network analytics technology that includes an integrated data collection, monitoring, and reporting tool to optimize the management and operation of a distributed cloud network
  • Core-to-edge orchestration for the efficient management and automation of distributed cloud networks and application services, including the management of containers, network elements, and edge devices