Wind River VxWorks adds virtualization to evolve with the Internet of Things

Virtualization Profile adds secure partitioning to VxWorks for IoT applications.

ALAMEDA, CA – Today, Wind River introduced a Virtualization Profile for its VxWorks 7 real-time operating system (RTOS) that will extend the capabilities of the core platform by integrating a Type 1 hypervisor. The OS-agnostic Virtualization Profile will enable VxWorks customers to consolidate multiple workloads on a single processor, and allows combinations of Linux, VxWorks, Windows, and other OSs to share the resources of multicore SoC and processor architectures. Secure partitioning provided by the Virtualization Profile ensures safe and reliable operation in a variety of Internet of Things (IoT) markets.

“VxWorks 7 with integrated virtualization allows customers to address IoT device challenges, where connectivity, scalability, security, and future-proofing are required,” says Dinyar Dastoor, vice president of product management at Wind River. “It delivers the key benefits that will give our customers a competitive edge in consolidation, flexibility, safety, and security, as well as CAPEX and OPEX savings, and significant reduction in development time for end devices. We see a strong need for these capabilities across all market segments, but with an emphasis where connectivity is now requisite, such as in industrial, medical, aerospace and defense.”

For more information on the VxWorks Virtualization Profile, tune into the “Meeting Today’s IoT Device Challenges with Virtualization and Consolidation” webcast on August 20, or visit