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What's a Target?

May 14, 2020

Posted by Andy Doan in lmp

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

Apr 17, 2020

Posted by Andy Doan in lmp, fota

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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Configuration Management of Devices

Apr 1, 2020

Posted by Andy Doan in lmp

Over the last month our engineering team has been working on a way to provide our customers an easy-to-use mechanism for managing on-device configuration. The result is a new project we call "fioconfig".
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FoundriesFactory TUF Keys Rotation

Mar 5, 2020

Posted by Marc Streeter in fota

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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Building 32-bit Arm Containers

Feb 25, 2020

Posted by Andy Doan in lmp, demos

We strongly believe in the power of containers for embedded development at Foundries.io. However, in a world of buzzword bingo like Kubernetes, serverless, and Edge, people working on 32 bit Arm hardware would be right to feel neglected. This article discusses one way we are helping: building armhf containers efficiently.
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Running Rancher k3s as a Docker App

Dec 10, 2019

Posted by Marc Streeter in demos

In less than a decade, containers and, subsequently, container orchestration have exploded into almost every modern development stack. We explore just how easy it is to get Kubernetes up and running within the LMP.
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LMP Container Orchestration Roadmap

Dec 4, 2019

Posted by Andy Doan in lmp, fota

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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Docker App Support in Aktualizr

Sep 23, 2019

Posted by Andy Doan in fota

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

Sep 8, 2019

Posted by Andy Doan in fota

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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