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Fleet Management

How to wave

In a production environment it is convenient to plan updates, and have control on when and which device(s) are updated. FoundriesFactory Waves is the feature for this. This post gathers a suggested sequence of commands to configure the first wave, and to guide for next waves.

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IoT Security

PKI Hacking for Fun and Profit

Products often need to talk to third party services like AWS. Many times, the best bad option available is to copy some type of API key to the device's file system. As an embedded engineer, I work under a simple assumption: > Someone will eventually hack my device This article explores a way to provision devices without API keys.

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FoundriesFactory

FoundriesFactory - New Features Added in Q1 2021

DevOps has revolutionized enterprise software development with amazing results.

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Fleet Management

How to wave

In a production environment it is convenient to plan updates, and have control on when and which device(s) are updated. FoundriesFactory Waves is the feature for this. This post gathers a suggested sequence of commands to configure the first wave, and to guide for next waves.

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IoT Security

Securing your Production Updates with FoundriesFactory

In the previous blog post we talked about releasing on demand with FoundriesFactory Waves. Now, let's talk about how you can take a complete ownership of what is inside your Factory releases by protecting them with your cryptographic signatures.

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Fleet Management

Release on demand with FoundriesFactory Waves

Are you interested how we managed to combine Mutual TLS, The Update Framework, Over The Air updates and Release on Demand in one feature? And also how did that help Foundries.io to provide an easy and controlled way for our customers to provision secure updates to millions of devices over public networks? This blog post introduces a FoundriesFactory Waves feature that will be publicly available at the start of Q2 2021.

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Fleet Management

FoundriesFactory Device Groups

At the dawn of 2021 Foundries.io delivered a new simple yet powerful way to manage your FoundriesFactory devices. We call it "device groups" and as a name suggests it basically allows to categorize devices belonging to a single Factory into user defined groups.

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FoundriesFactory

Multiple Architecture support with a single secure Linux platform

As the range of IoT and Edge devices continues to increase, many companies are now having to support applications and services across multiple device types, sizes and underlying architectures.

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OTA Updates

Incremental Kernel & Docker app OTA updates for STM32M1 SoC

As Edge devices become more integral to both our domestic and commercial lives, the requirement for devices to be available whenever you want them is critical. Added to this, the ability to keep devices updated so that they remain secure and equipped with the latest features provides consumer confidence in the product, as well as helping to secure repeat purchases.

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Docker Containers

Docker Container technology on FoundriesFactory - for quick and easy updates to Edge devices

The one thing this year has reminded us is how uncertain things can be and how we always need to be prepared for unseen issues. This is also applicable to our Edge devices. Having the ability to update Edge devices throughout their lifespan is now a fundamental feature of any connected device.

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OTA Updates

What's Aktualizr-lite Thinking?

As the creator of aktualizr-lite, I often underestimate the difficulty in understanding what aktualizr-lite is trying to do. Rather than typing the same few things in Slack over and over, I thought I'd try to write down what aktualizr-lite is "thinking".

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FoundriesFactory

FoundriesFactory Latest Features

It has been a busy and exciting year on the technical side at Foundries.‚Äčio. We have been laser focused on extending our FoundriesFactory product feature set based on the requirements of our customers. The intent for these features is to make it easier and faster to build and maintain secure products on our platform.

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