Wind River Studio Linux Services helps developers manage intelligent Linux-based systems

Wind River announced new Wind River Studio Linux services to further address ever-changing challenges related to security, faults, compliance and ongoing management of critical intelligent systems when using open source software based on the community.

“Critical embedded systems have some of the most demanding requirements with the longest lifespans, and teams must plan their construction, management and maintenance over years or decades. This is especially challenging in an intelligent systems future that demands increased vigilance for security and compliance,” said Amit Ronen, senior vice president, Customer Success at Wind River.

“Wind River Studio Linux services directly address the changing market needs for developing, deploying and maintaining embedded systems. By helping developers build and deploy robust, reliable, and secure Linux-based smart devices and systems, Studio Linux Services can remove the burden of platform monitoring and maintenance so developers can instead focus on developing innovative and differentiated smart edge systems that maximize return on investment. .”

As market demands evolve, the need to accelerate the development of innovative, stable, and deployable embedded Linux solutions becomes more urgent. At the same time, increasing system complexity poses new challenges for security, compliance, defense against faults, and the ongoing maintenance of these new platforms. Finding faults, especially security flaws, then repairing and deploying fixes can cost up to 100 times more in deployed systems than during the development phase. It’s a heavy burden for a development team to manage while trying to innovate and meet tight deadlines.

Additionally, the resource, expertise, and time costs to upstream these patches and align with the open source community are beyond what many organizations can afford. However, failure to follow these steps leads to accumulated technical debt that can ultimately sink an existing product or derail the development of new versions. Wind River builds on nearly 20 years of helping build, deploy, and secure Linux systems by delivering new managed services that address these challenges.

The new Studio Linux services include the following:

  • Security and compliance analysis: Professional-grade analysis of Linux platforms for CVEs and licensing issues
  • Security and compliance scanning and remediation: In-depth analysis of CVEs and license compliance issues on existing platforms that can directly impact a project’s open source software; fix critical CVEs as well as license compliance fix recommendation
  • Life cycle security: Ongoing monitoring, mitigation and management of CVEs throughout the software development and deployment lifecycle
  • Assurance of performance throughout the life cycle: A complete lifecycle management service for Linux platforms and card support packages; provides technical solutions and support to help keep software current, secure and stable throughout the life of the device
  • Architecture and implementation: In-depth architectural assessment of hardware and software requirements for the full project lifecycle, including interpretation of system requirements, architecture of platform system options, and recommendations to achieve business, technical, and from the program ; also ongoing assessments of technical solutions for emerging needs as the project progresses

“AMD welcomes the new Wind River Studio Linux services into our software ecosystem for Yocto Project-based Linux systems and devices running on AMD processors. Together with Wind River, AMD can help customers address various challenges and enable a development ecosystem to succeed with high-performance processors and open-source software and services, said Surya Hotha, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Embedded Business , AMD.

“To serve an increasingly connected, smarter, and autonomous world, our customers must be prepared to handle complex computing workloads for a variety of intelligent systems. Open source innovation will continue to contribute to this new reality,” said Jeff Steinheider, vice president and general manager, Industrial Edge Processing, NXP Semiconductors. “Working closely with NXP, Wind River is bringing these new service offerings to our ecosystem, providing customers with the safety and security needed to meet the needs of these smart new use cases across multiple industries.

“The TCx SKY Retail operating system powers more than one million payment lanes in some of the most demanding retail environments,” said Mike Yeung, EVP and CTO at Toshiba. “Our customers rely on Toshiba to provide rock-solid stability and security to power the next generation of microservices and IoT edge workloads that will define the future retail store experience. We have partnered with Wind River because of their proven ability to deliver mission-critical solutions.

Margie D. Carlisle