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Sex and the art of IoT

These are two subjects that tend not to go together in a standard blog, but bear with me please, there is a connection.

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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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Keeping Edge devices secure from IoT hackers

Edge devices are now at the frontline of security attacks on manufacturing and enterprise organisations. Hackers are extorting more money out of a wider range of companies and corporations, with the latest estimates being that attacks have increased by 500% in the last year.

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The OTA updatable OS for your next IoT or Edge Product

By George Grey in microPlatform

July 5, 2019

Why is there no Android or Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IoT and Edge devices? The “one size fits all” approach of a modern Linux distro does not meet the requirements of the IoT and Edge markets because of the diversity of hardware and use cases - from cellular-connected sensors, to industrial IoT infrastructure, to gateways and even autonomous vehicle computing. More complex use-cases and more powerful processors almost universally use some variant of Linux. Simpler devices such as sensors typically use an RTOS. In this article we focus on Linux - a future article will explore the many RTOS options.

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Foundries.io makes IoT deployable using Linux and Zephyr microPlatforms™

By Sally Doyle in news-and-media

June 5, 2019

Brings secure, supportable longevity to IoT installed devices

LONDON, UK; 5 June 2019: Foundries.io, innovator in the deployment of Linux and Zephyr for Edge and IoT solutions, announces key customers showcasing its ability to provide secure, supportable platforms, realising the full value of IoT.

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LTS Kernel is a barrier to building sustainable secure IoT and edge devices

IoT has experienced large levels of hype over recent years but is now turning into a reality with over 30 billion* IoT devices expected to be connected by 2020. This has moved IoT from early installs to full production and ongoing maintenance.

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Foundries.io @ Embedded World 2019

Foundries.io team are preparing to join the embedded industry annual exodus to Nuremberg and Embedded World.

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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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