FOUNDRIES.IO INSIGHTS

Technologies, News and Demonstrations

What's a Target?

By Andy Doan in lmp

May 14, 2020

A Foundries Factory is a unique new concept. Conceptualizing a Factory can sometimes seem difficult. I’ve encountered this enough to see a common problem - we are looking at things the wrong way.

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LMP Container Orchestration Roadmap - Episode 2

By Andy Doan in lmp

April 17, 2020

Back in December, we laid out a roadmap for container orchestration. Then the dust settled from the Docker spinoff. What we now know is that Docker Apps is an inactive project. tldr; It’s not a big deal for our customers and they are going to automagically get something better very soon:

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FoundriesFactory TUF Keys Rotation

By Marc Streeter in fota

March 5, 2020

Built on a vision that the latest software is the most secure, software updates are central to the FoundriesFactory security story. What happens, however, when software delivery is compromised? Is recovery complicated? Enter TUF key rotation!

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LMP Container Orchestration Roadmap

By Andy Doan in lmp

December 4, 2019

Container orchestration in the embedded space lacks a good story and vision. This article explains where we currently are and what we have planned for the future.

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FoundriesFactory: Modern tooling for Embedded Linux

By Tyler Baker in fota

November 18, 2019

The days of building monolithic embedded Linux systems are coming to an end. Security vulnerabilities, both on the software and hardware side are driving the embedded industry to adopt new ways to develop these systems. The writing has been on the walls for a while now, and this shift away from monolithic applications to microservices has been happening in the cloud for many years. The “internet of things” and “edge” computing have brought cloud developers closer to embedded systems than ever before.

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Docker App Support in Aktualizr

By Andy Doan in fota

September 23, 2019

Aktualizr has gained support for Docker Apps. This is a powerful feature, but hasn’t really been described well … until now!

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Introducing Aktualizr-lite

By Andy Doan in fota

September 8, 2019

Earlier this year, I found myself pushing the idea of an “anonymous mode“ for the Aktualizr project which is the OTA agent running in the LMP. This turned into “aktualizr-lite” and has recently become the default OTA agent used by the LMP. This article explains what aktualizr-lite is and why we are using it.

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Adding a REST API to OTA Connect

By Andy Doan in fota

August 9, 2018

The OTA blog series left users with a secured OTA Connect server. This article will describe how you can deploy an easy-to-use REST API to manage your devices.

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Securing OTA Connect

By Andy Doan in fota

July 12, 2018

Part three of this blog series showed how to deploy an OTA Connect service in Google Kubernetes Engine that had a few security holes. This article will describe how to secure it.

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Deploying OTA Connect

By Andy Doan in fota

June 27, 2018

Continuing with the OTA blog series part one and part two, this article shows you how to deploy OTA Connect using the OTA Community Edition into Google’s Kubernetes Engine (GKE). After completion of these instructions, you’ll have an OTA Connect server available on the internet with a single QEMU device registered to it.

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