Its name is Azure Sphere, and it is a solution that has three components to guarantee the security and protection of your IoT devices. The first of these are certified microcontrollers for Azure Sphere, the second is a cloud-based security service called Azure Sphere Security, and finally, we have the Azure Sphere operating system based on the Linux kernel. For a few years, Microsoft, with Satya Nadella at the helm, has realized that Linux is not the enemy and that it can coexist perfectly with it, in addition to being able to use it. Microsoft has been collaborating Canonical for a year to launch an Ubuntu kernel designed specifically for the Azure cloud service, and today is a step in demonstrating that Linux can be very useful to the company.
Story first published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 7:00 [IST]