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Embedded DevOps Moving Into the Internet of Things

Written by Stephen Vicinanza

When we think of DevOps, we think of software, naturally. But DevOps is a collection of different technologies and methodologies, that work together in collaboration between software developers and application operators.

A continuous development and maintenance process can also be transferred to the embedded systems world, with an adapted methodology. The fact is often in addition to limited resources and special interfaces, there can be extreme operating environments to take into consideration. As this stands IoT applications often involve cybersecurity maintenance (security DevOps). Expert knowledge and special test methods are required in the appropriate areas.

When the embedded software also contains machine learning models, an MLOps workflow is required. This is usually the point where the MLOps is used as a method to organize the collaboration between data science teams and application operators, according to the machine learning model maintenance.

SSV has the newly developed eDO/8331 function kit. The focus of the kit is on automated remote software development for embedded DevOps process chains. To this end SSV is set up as a Docker-based update server, an embedded gateway DNP/8331 with an application-based Debian Linux OS, client software for maintainers, and PKI-based security modules.

The DNP/8331 is available in several different form factors, ready for slot integration into user systems, or as an Altium CAD function Block. License holders can embed it into their circuitry. The guarantee long-term availability for Debian Linux OS of the DNP/8331, SSV is providing current security updates via their repository.

With a development roadmap, SSV is pursuing a goal of expanding the eDO/8331 tool kit for complete IoT cyber resilience solutions. To that end, there are a variety of software functionalities that will be implemented both for the update server and the DNP/8331. These functions can protect an industrial IoT application against cyber attacks in a context-related way, also detect potential attacks based on specific behavioral patterns, and additionally perform automatic recovery after a cyber-attack.

For more on SSV, and their eDO/8331 function kit, click on the link.


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For the past 8 years, I have been writing about embedded technologies, added to my technical, academic, and medical editorial experience, with companies like Elsevier and Cambridge University Press. I tell people to read what I write, not try to pronounce my last name. I am always available for comments and suggestions you can reach me at and I promise I will take the time to reach back out to you. I live in the North East with my wonderful family.

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Embedded DevOps Moving Into the Internet of Things

by Stephen Vicinanza time to read: 1 min