Microsoft has this week unveiled a new Internet of things operating system that uses a custom Linux kernel takes the form of the Azure Sphere. The new operating system has been specifically designed to provide increased security for Internet-of-Things (IoT) projects and applications such as smart cards, smart appliances and almost anything else that uses the connectivity of the Internet to create an Internet of things application. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the new IoT Azure Sphere OS.
Microsoft has designed the new operating system to be able to offer a “security protection for a 10-year lifetime of the device.” With the Azure Sphere susytem featuring three main components a new type of micro-controller unit (MCU), new Azure Sphere OS Linux-based operating system and cloud-based security service. “Introducing Azure Sphere, Microsoft’s highly-secured end-to-end solution for connected microcontroller powered devices. Azure Sphere includes three components working as one, a brand-new class of crossover Microcontrollers running a secured OS and supported by cloud services. Along with advanced development tools, Azure Sphere is your opportunity to reimagine your business from the ground up.”
A more technical insights into the new Azure Sphere operating system and Azure Sphere-compatible hardware expected to start rolling out before the end of 2018 jump over to the technology sites by following the link below. Or the official Microsoft Azure Sphere website here.