DevOps for Internet of Things

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Why DevOps for IoT?

DevOps, with its focus on reducing delivery cycle times, can increase the speed at which IoT systems can be integrated and function in a seamless and secure manner. Seamless integration can be achieved through a combination of secure app development and operational quality assurance checks.

The DevOps methodology is rooted in the agile philosophy, which attempts to bridge the gap between different technical roles that traditionally worked in silos within the same department in IoT app development.

Application Reliability

One of the main functions for DevOps is to improve application reliability and efficiency—there is less need for coding and increased focus on the rule-based automated configuration of key connected components.

Security

Security by design, which helps improve the security of the connected system. The system allows continuous security testing in real time, which helps improve the security of devices connected in a network.

Faster Release Cycles

DevOps integration increasingly leads to meeting application delivery deadlines. The DevOps metrics lead time is used to measure how quickly the app is deployed after starting work.

Challenges in Internet of Things Projects

DevOps for IoT applications
Complex Environment

Devices have to connect over a variety of transportation layers and protocols and also support configurations that are complex in nature.

Security Policies

For IoT projects, it is necessary to secure information coming in from sensors and appliances, to prevent it from getting compromised.

Rigorous testing

Testing the security, performance, connectivity, and a number of parameters for millions of devices is not an easy task.

PWSLab to the rescue

Rapid prototyping

IoT DevOps is critical to ensuring discipline among developers, testers or QA, and IoT infrastructure and operations teams by using tools for monitoring and alerts and cognitive automation, thus ensuring continuous improvement.

Realtime Security

PWSLab IoT DevOps will help developers, testers and QA, and the IoT operation teams by automating release, vulnerability, and patch management in real-time and install patches and updates without disrupting user experience.

Automated Testing

Automated testing will ensure that QA processes have considerable test coverage across these different configurations. Emulation capabilities developed as part of the automation of testing could benefit change management.

Benefits of PWSLab in IoT Development

PWSLab DevOps provides framework and tools for process automation of the existing SDLC and to rapidly scale up infrastructure. IoT DevOps will embed the lean startup methodology in organizations looking to drive new services and revenue streams.
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Greater productivity

A procedure that automates development cycle without compromising the quality through better, smarter, and faster way with a potential to drop production costs.

Revenue streams

DevOps has given a way to continuously deliver a new software update to sell the service that will generate revenue rather than simply sell of the one-time product.

Testing

Setting up an automated workflow to execute end-to-end sensor-to-cloud regression tests for IoT using PWSLab Runners can save testing efforts and the cost of rework on Operations.

The evolution effect

As next phase of evolution from agile development to continuous deployment, the firm which embraces DevOps through integrated, cross-functional teams are likely to have advantages over others.

Adopt DevOps using PWSLab

Using our methodology and philosophy of implementing DevOps an organization can migrate to DevOps in six simple steps
  • 1.

    Device Registration

    The devices need to connect to each other and to a cloud gateway to send/receive the data, for which the devices have to be uniquely identified and registered at the gateway.

  • 2.

    Data Ingestion

    The devices communicate to the cloud/field gateway, which further ingests the data (device info and telemetry info, such as temperature data from sensors) into the cloud.

  • 3.

    Command and Control

    These components cause the device to take an action and send messages to a device from the cloud, which can be built with PaaS services such as AWS Kinesis, Lambda functions, Azure functions, Azure Logic Apps, etc.

  • 4.

    Rules and Actions

    Components act on specific device-to-cloud data, using the rules defined for processing hot data (data needs to be queried and analyzed within a specified time) and cold data (where the data can be stored for delayed querying).

  • 5.

    Data Storage

    You can store multiple types of data ranging from device metadata, telemetry data from a specified set of devices, hot data, and cold raw data, which needs to be stored and scaled up based on demand.

  • 6.

    Alerts/Notifications

    The analyzed data needs to be visualized to derive more useful business metrics and outcomes, which can be integrated into external systems or other business applications to take preventive and predictive actions.

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