Wind River enhances VxWorks RTOS real-time virtualization |

Wind River enhances VxWorks RTOS real-time virtualization

July 28, 2015 – Wind River enhances VxWorks RTOS real-time virtualization with storage virtualization capabilities, enhanced security capabilities, and expanded processor support.

Virtualization Profile for VxWorks is based on Wind River virtualization technology and extends the scalability capabilities of VxWorks by integrating a real-time embedded, Type 1 hypervisor into the core of the real-time operating system (RTOS). Through embedded virtualization, it allows VxWorks customers to consolidate multiple disparate workloads on a single processor. Critical in today's era of IoT, it helps to address the need for robust, safer and more secure partitioning across all market segments.
Updates to Virtualization Profile for VxWorks include the following:
•       Storage virtualization through VirtIO allows devices to share a single storage controller, even a single disk, such as a Serial ATA device between multiple virtual machines (VMs), thereby dramatically reducing cost and complexity for consolidated systems. The run-time configuration, combined with support for the VirtIO device virtualization framework makes the virtualization profile a flexible and highly customizable virtualization layer for embedded devices.

•       Enhanced security capabilities include seamless integration with the Security Profile for VxWorks. These capabilities help customers to guard security from power-on all the way through VM load and beyond with secure boot, secure load, and data encryption during transmission and after shutdown.

•       Expanded support for Intel Atom and Celeron processors, providing even greater choices for customers to build product lines that scale from low end controllers to major gateways and high performance compute and display stations.