Foundries.io and MontaVista Partnership brings Cloud-Native Benefits to Carrier-Grade Solutions

Partnership reinvents IoT and Edge security by integrating the FoundriesFactory secure cloud-native platform with MontaVista’s powerful carrier-grade eXpress (CGX) Linux distribution.

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Cambridge, UK and Santa Clara, US ‐ June. 17, 2021 — Foundries.​io, the leader in cloud development and deployment solutions for secure IoT and Edge devices, and MontaVista, a leader in commercial Embedded Linux® products and services, today announced an unprecedented partnership to combine the innovative FoundriesFactory® with MontaVista’s extensive experience in long-term Linux support, for market leaders to emerging disruptors.

Foundries.​io brings the benefits of DevOps to Linux-based IoT and Edge devices, creating the ability for OEMs to provide continuously updateable and secure devices, aligned with their market needs and processes, for the first time. MontaVista, as the premier embedded Linux OS vendor, offers the benefits of commercial-grade Linux maintenance, support and world-class Professional Services. The joint solution provides customers the following benefits:

  • Development on a cloud-native platform: The integration will enable more rapid and iterative development using a cloud-native platform while reducing costs, along with the familiarity of MontaVista’s solutions.
  • Enhanced security: The combination of Foundries.​io and MontaVista creates a state-of-the-art security approach. FoundriesFactory provides a secure Over-the-Air updateable platform that delivers end-to-end security. This enhances the already trusted solutions and services offered by MontaVista, such as expert support to facilitate error corrections and security fixes based on Carrier-Grade Service Levels for customer-deployed products.
  • Extended device lifespan: MontaVista enables customers to maintain a single, stable and productized, baseline set of versions, including the Linux kernel for 10 years or more. This baseline can be centred on the CGX product line, with existing deployments ranging over 20 years, or on any Yocto baseline. The Foundries.​io cloud-native platform provides device and fleet management enabling applications and services to be updated and maintained on devices securely. This can extend the product’s lifespan; bringing value to customers; increased lifetime product security and the ability to cater for changing market needs

“We are very excited to enter into this partnership with Foundries.​io to set the new standards for security-critical, long-lifecycle, embedded deployment programs,” said Ravi Gupta, CEO and President of MontaVista Software, LLC. “Foundries.​io’s innovative cloud-native platform combined with MontaVista’s strong Linux experience and long-term support capabilities will offer our customers a very compelling and complete DevOps solution that will allow them to focus on their value-add applications.”

“By working with MontaVista, Foundries.​io brings the benefits of secure cloud-native platforms to the markets who have historically used embedded Linux, enabling the use of DevOps management in IoT and Edge devices,” said George Grey, CEO Foundries.​io. “MontaVista and its partners can now secure, deploy, develop, test and maintain devices like never before. With this partnership, we are accelerating the next phase in IoT and Edge platforms to bring secure, updateable, innovative fleets of devices that provide increased value over their installed lifetime.”

Foundries.​io supports a wide range of hardware based on Arm, Intel and RISC-V architectures. This baseline is now augmented by MontaVista’s leading Professional Services capabilities, allowing customers total freedom to choose the best hardware platform for their target use-case.

About Foundries.​io

Foundries.​io helps organizations bring IoT and Edge devices to market faster. The FoundriesFactory software platform reinvents IoT by offering a secure, customizable, Linux-based platform with fleet management services, for the world's connected devices - using a fixed no royalty subscription model. Now, product teams gain enhanced data security while reducing the cost of developing, testing and deploying devices across their installed lifetime. Our open-source platform interfaces to any cloud and offers maximum flexibility for hardware configuration so organizations can focus on what matters: IP, applications and value add. For more information, visit https://foundries.io/.

About MontaVista Software

MontaVista Software, LLC, is a leader in embedded Linux commercialization. For over 20 years, MontaVista has been helping embedded developers get the most out of open source by adding commercial quality, integration, hardware enablement, expert support, and the expert resources of the MontaVista development community. Because MontaVista customers enjoy faster time-to-market, more competitive device functionality, and lower total cost, more devices have been deployed with MontaVista than with any other Linux.

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