Distribute ROS 2 across machines with MicroK8s

Introduction Our simple ROS 2 talker and listener setup runs well on a single Kubernetes node, now let’s distribute it out across multiple computers. This article builds upon our simple ROS 2 talker / listener setup by running it on multiple K8s nodes. At the completion of this setup expect to have a ROS2 Kubernetes […]

Cybersecurity defenses for IIoT

Cybersecurity attacks on industrial IoT solutions can have detrimental consequences. This is the case because IoT devices record privacy-sensitive data and control production assets. Therefore, demonstrable trustworthiness is prerequisite to IoT adoption in industrial settings. Fortunately, IT security is a mature field. Experts have identified classes of threats devices may be subject to. Let’s discuss […]

Mark Shuttleworth on overcoming software complexity

While today we see an enormous amount of incredible software being published, both by tech giants and niche providers, there is a significant lag in the telco industry’s ability to leverage it.  The promise of a software-defined technology landscape is, of course, agility.  But what is the main factor preventing telecommunications enterprises from adopting open […]

Canonical’s Open Operator Collection extends Kubernetes operators to traditional Linux and Windows applications

13th November 2020: Canonical’s Open Operator Collection, the largest collection of application operators, now supports both cloud-native and traditional applications on Windows and Linux. The collection is hosted at Charmhub.io and follows the Open Operator Manifesto. Next-generation operations unify CAAS and IAAS “The operator pattern successfully replaced config management on Kubernetes for cloud-native workloads,” said […]

10 years and 10 million cores: charting OpenStack’s greatest achievements

Technology anniversaries have become more commonplace in recent years. The iPhone at 10 years old, indeed Canonical itself turned 15 last year. Here though, we want to look at OpenStack reaching double figures this year.  Starting off as a joint project between NASA and Rackspace in 2010, over 500 companies have now joined the OpenStack […]