Snappy Ubuntu Core: Ubuntu for the Internet of Things
Ubuntu Core, is a stripped down version of Ubuntu, designed to run securely on autonomous machines, devices and any internet-connected things. An open source Operating System for IOT, Ubuntu Core offers unique features such as: separation of OS and application files to securely add multiple apps on a single device; reliable atomic transaction upgrades for apps and Operating System; and a white-label appstore for all devices.
Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, has published developer images of ‘snappy’ Ubuntu Core optimized for the Samsung ARTIK 5 and 10 modules. These images allow developers to quickly develop secure, easy to deploy and easy to maintain solutions using Samsung ARTIK. Ubuntu Core offers a set of features particularly suited to these solutions:
Safe, reliable, transactional updates with tests and rollback
Applications confined by Canonical’s AppArmor kernel security system
Signature authentication of all apps code
Amazing developer experience with Snapcraft to simplify the building and packaging of apps.
Canonical offers OEMs, device makers and IoT innovators a trustworthy, long-term commercial partner with whom to build their devices, while Ubuntu Core offers OEMs and device owners solutions for secure, future proof, no “truck-roll” IoT deployments. It also offers hardware makers solution for innovative IoT business models based on recurring software revenues. Canonical has been working with a number of IoT players to help them deliver secure and innovative solutions including DJI, Dell, GE and more.