Embedded systems used in critical infrastructure are undergoing a dramatic evolution. The advent of ubiquitous network connectivity has accelerated innovation of embedded systems at the network edge. And there is a growing need to be able to support the greater intelligence required to transition from automated to autonomous systems.

This is driving more open standards–based software-defined architectures to enable consolidation of multiple applications, including those at different levels of criticality, onto common computing platforms. This approach enables application migration, portability, and interoperability. Wind River® Helix™ Virtualization Platform addresses these common requirements by providing a flexible virtualization platform that supports open standards–based software-defined architectures.