Linux Updates Ease Adoption Of Containers In Embedded Systems

Wind River’s latest enhancements to its Wind River Linux include technology to ease adoption of containers in embedded systems. It provides pre-built containers, tools, documentation, and support for Docker and Kubernetes. It is Docker compatible under Open Container Initiative (OCI) specifications, but it is also lighter weight and has a smaller footprint than Docker. Delivering a Yocto Project Compatible cross-architecture container management framework, Wind River Linux helps ease and accelerate the use of containers for embedded developers.

Container technology in Wind River Linux, dubbed OverC, integrates components from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and the Yocto Project to help define a comprehensive framework for building and deploying containers for embedded systems. Initially developed at Wind River and available on GitHub, this technology supports virtually any processor architecture and orchestration environment.

With this release, Wind River Linux removes the difficulties and lowers the barrier of entry for container usage in embedded software projects for a diverse range of applications including industrial control systems, autonomous vehicles, medical devices and equipment, Internet of Things (IoT) gateways, Radio Access Network (RAN) products, and a wide range of network appliances. The container technology allows for cloud native development across both the near edge and far edge and is appropriate for critical infrastructure markets.

Embedded Technologies Expo & Conference

The inaugural event will take place June 25-27 in San Jose, CA!

Embedded Technologies Expo & Conference (ETC), in the largest embedded and IoT market in North America, is the ONLY event focused on what is most important to designers and implementers – education and training. Attendees will experience over 100 hours of unparalleled education and training covering embedded systems, IoT, connectivity, edge computing, AI, machine learning, and more. Co-located with Sensors Expo & Conference, attendees will have the opportunity to see hundreds of leading exhibitors and network with thousands of industry peers and innovators.

For more details, peruse the Wind River Linux data brief. When you’re ready to get to work, you can download Wind River Linux for free.

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