ALAMEDA, CA – May 5, 2009 – Wind River (NASDAQ: WIND) today announced the Wind River Partner Validation Program with initial partners 6WIND, Continuous Computing, GoAhead Software, Oracle, RADVISION and Tail-f Systems. Partners in the program will provide validated solutions based on Wind River's industry leading operating systems (VxWorks and Wind River Linux) and partner technologies critical to telecom and networking equipment providers, including embedded databases, high availability middleware, networking protocols and management software.
Based on the growing need for commercial software to play a critical role in emerging next-generation networks, Wind River and its partners will focus on providing pre-integrated platform solutions for infrastructure equipment being developed for broadband wireless, wireline and enterprise networks. These growth segments include 3G, Long Term Evolution (LTE), Femtocell Gateway, WiMax, Metro Ethernet, IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) and enterprise data.
Wind River's software partners will validate the software components and provide testing and commercial support to customers. The primary benefits of such pre-validated solutions are that customers can reduce development, integration, and quality assurance efforts and thereby reduce overall risk while accelerating time-to-market.
"Wind River's Partner Validation Program directly addresses the increasingly important business issues of time-to-market and R&D cost savings among our customers," said Mike Langlois, general manager, Networking and Telecom Industry, Wind River. "As part of our efforts to define and enable the networking industry's software reference platforms, Wind River has hand selected industry leading commercial software companies in critical component spaces to create a preferred strategic relationship with Wind River. This is significant because now our customers can spend significantly less time and effort integrating software components to create a carrier-grade product."
As part of the program, the following partner software will be validated with Wind River’s embedded software operating systems:
- 6WIND: 6WINDGate complete, embedded networking software including Fast path Slow Path and Control Plane for multicore-based designs.
- Continuous Computing: Trillium 3G, LTE, Femtocell Gateway and SS7/SIGTRAN protocol software offering a complete standards-based control plane stack implementation.
- GoAhead Software: SAFfire high availability and management middleware, the leading implementation of the Service Availability Forum open specifications.
- Oracle: Berkeley DB, a transactional embedded data manager and Times Ten, a real-time in-memory database.
- RADVISION: SIP Developer Suite, a highly versatile set of tools to accelerate SIP application development.
- Tail-f Systems: ConfD, an on-device configuration management solution for network equipment.
More information about the Wind River Partner Validation Program and solutions for telecom and networking equipment providers is available at http://www.windriver.com/partner-validation.
About Wind River
Wind River is the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO). Wind River enables companies to develop, run and manage device software faster, better, at lower
cost and more reliably. Wind River platforms are pre-integrated, fully standardized, enterprise-wide development solutions. They reduce effort, cost and risk and optimize quality and reliability at all phases of the device software development process, from concept to deployed product.
Founded in 1981, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, Calif., with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Wind River at www.windriver.com.
SUPPORTING PARTNER QUOTES
"Application performance in the network is becoming a key competitive differentiator for many network and telecom equipment providers," says Eric Carmès, chief executive officer, 6WIND. "Our tight partnership with Wind River has allowed us to deliver to customers an optimized networking offload Linux solution that takes advantage of performance features built into new multicore hardware systems."
"We've validated our Trillium protocol stacks and FlexTCA pre-integrated platforms with Wind River's carrier-grade operating systems," says Manish Singh, vice president of product line management, Continuous Computing. "Customers developing network elements for 3G, LTE, and Femtocell gateway applications can directly benefit from Trillium's 20 years of wireless domain expertise and strong professional services team. Together with Wind River we've created a solid reference platform for accelerating network infrastructure to market. Everybody wins."
"In order to gain a competitive edge, our customers are looking to carrier-grade, application-ready platforms that provide flexibility and enable a focus on revenue-generating applications," says Dr. Asif Naseem, president and chief operating officer, GoAhead Software. "As a long-time partner of Wind River, GoAhead has already pre-integrated our high availability software with Wind River Linux. The validation program reinforces the effort already underway and the value realized by the many mutual customers we serve."
"As a pioneer and leading provider of software enabling technologies for voice and video over IP, 3G, and IMS, RADVISION focuses extensively on next-generation network requirements," said Adi Paz, vice president of Product Management and Business Development, RADVISION. "Working closely with Wind River to validate our industry leading SIP solutions, with the latest and most advanced carrier-grade operating systems, creates an unmatched foundation for developing emerging IMS/NGN broadband services."
"Network equipment providers are under pressure to simultaneously reduce time to market and total cost for new products, and meet increasingly complex feature and manageability requirements from operators and large enterprises," said Carl Moberg, chief operating officer, Tail-f Systems. "By integrating ConfD, our industry leading on-device configuration management product, with Wind River's industry leading carrier-grade operating systems we can bring the most advanced network management capabilities that can scale to meet changing needs of market-specific applications."
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the expected availability, features and benefits of products and services self-validated by our partners to interoperate with Wind River products. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include but are not limited to the ability of Wind River to work effectively with its partners in its validation program and the ability of partners to develop and productize solutions that are successfully validated. More details about these and other risks that may impact Wind River and its business are included in Wind River's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2008, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and its other periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements are based on information as of the date of this press release, and Wind River does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.
Director, Global Communications