Wind River Linux offers containers and cloud-native approaches for embedded computing software development

Enhancements provide resources such as pre-built containers, tools, and documentation, and support for frameworks such as Docker and Kubernetes.

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ALAMEDA, Calif. – Wind River Systems in Alameda, Calif., is introducing enhancements to the Wind River Linux software to ease adoption of containers in embedded computing systems.

Enhancements provide resources such as pre-built containers, tools, and documentation, and support for frameworks such as Docker and Kubernetes.

Embedded devices in industrial, medical equipment, and automotive systems, can require lightweight, reliable software with long life cycles. Existing container technologies like those in enterprise Linux, are often bloated or require updates too frequently to run effectively on these embedded systems.

With this real-time software release, Wind River Linux removes the difficulties and lowers the barrier of entry for container usage in embedded software projects for applications like industrial control systems, autonomous vehicles, medical devices and equipment, Internet of Things (IoT) gateways, Radio Access Network (RAN) products, and network appliances.

Related: Software development system for edge computing in deployed systems introduced by Wind River Systems

Wind River container technology allows for cloud native development across the near edge and far edge and is appropriate for critical infrastructure markets.

By incorporating containers in Wind River Linux and combining this runtime with technologies such as the Wind River Helix Virtualization Platform, heterogeneous systems employing a mix of operating systems and requiring determinism and safety certification can leverage the scalability of containers in embedded systems.

For more information contact Wind River Systems online at www.windriver.com.

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