Mirza Krak

Mirza Krak is an Embedded Linux Solutions Architect with eight years of experience in the field and is currently employed by Northern.tech, the company behind the CFengine and Mender.io projects. He is involved in various other open source projects and is a Linux kernel contributor.

Mirza's expertise is within Board Support Package development which ranges from hardware bringup, bootloaders, Linux kernel and build systems (Yocto/OE-core). Mirza has spoken at various conferences including Embedded Linux Conference (US & EU), NDC Techtown, and other technology conferences.

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Challenges of Internet of Things at scale

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the extension of Internet connectivity into physical devices and everyday objects. Embedded with electronics, internet connectivity, and other forms of hardware (such as sensors), these devices can communicate and interact with others over the internet, and they can be remotely monitored and controlled.

This means that internet connected devices are moving out of the data centers and into a new environment which brings a range of new challenges. A dominating technology in this area is GNU/Linux and although best practices have been established for GNU/Linux in the desktop and server world, the IoT space is still in its infancy and is most accurately comparable to the wild west due to the vast options in hardware configurations and software stacks.

In this presentation Mirza will cover specific areas within this space, highlight the challenges and how they are solved today using open-source technologies.

Key areas that Mirza will cover are:

  • Characteristic of the connected device environment
  • Software updates and life cycle management
  • Device management (Configuration management)
  • Security

We will also take a closer look on some of the trends that are emerging, as “server technologies” are moving towards the edge devices.