With Apiotics IoT DevOps tools developers can build, test and deploy IoT applications quickly and easily.
The Iot Needs devops
An Internet of Things (IoT) application uses connected devices to interact with the real world. Parts of the app run on connected devices and others run in the Cloud, on the desktop and on mobile devices.
An application in which many individual components work together to provide a seamless user experience is a microservices application.
All significant IoT applications are microservices applications.
Microservices developers and operations pros created a way to develop, test and deploy these applications called DevOps. DevOps is a set of practices intended to get high quality software into your users hands, faster. The DevOps movement strongly advocates automation and monitoring at all steps of software development, from integration, testing and releasing to deployment and infrastructure management.
Apiotics makes IoT DevOps and IoT microservices applications easy.
Devops For the ioT
Continuous Integration (CI) is a software development practice where developers regularly merge their code changes into a central source control repository, after which automated QA builds and tests run.
The key goals of continuous integration are to find and address bugs quicker, improve software quality, and reduce the time it takes to validate and release new software updates.
Teams using continuous integration typically use a "master" or "primary" branch in their source control system. All changes are merged into this branch as soon as possible, and each change is kept as small as practicable.
Continuous Deployment/Delivery (CD) Continuous deployment/delivery is a software development practice where code changes are automatically built, tested, and prepared for a release to production. It expands upon continuous integration by deploying all code changes to a testing environment and/or a production environment after the build stage.
When continuous delivery is implemented properly, developers will always have a deployment-ready software build ready to deploy to production that has passed through a standardized test process. The only difference between continuous deployment and delivery is that in continuous deployment, changes are automatically deployed and in continuous delivery, a person or team manually releases continuously delivered software.
Containers for the IoT
A container image is a lightweight, standalone, executable package of software that includes everything needed to run: code, runtime, system tools, system libraries and settings. Containers are the foundation of DevOps and microservices. Apiotics makes it easy to define, develop, test and deploy containers on to IoT devices at scale.
Use tools you already know
Apiotics is built around open source industry standard tools and technologies such as Docker and Jenkins. Getting an IoT DevOps pipeline up and running means using the frameworks and tools you already know.
Apiotics extends existing DevOps toolchains for the IoT. Use your existing test framework, Continuous Integration tools, release mechanisms, cloud infrastructure and monitoring systems. If you can deploy a Cloud app today using DevOps tools, you can deploy an IoT app using Apiotics DevOps.
With Apiotics you can get your IoT DevOps pipeline up and running fast without worrying about learning a new ecosystem.
Use Infrastructure you Already Use
Whether you host your applications on Heroku, AWS, Rackspace, or on a private cloud, you can deploy the Cloud based components of your IoT application to the provider you use today.
Whether your application needs just a few IoT devices, or millions, Apiotics will scale with you to support your growth and provides easy tools for managing devices in the field.
Developers can build full end-to-end IoT solutions with Apiotics. Here's how to do it:
Step 1: Configure Your Device ON Our POrtal
The Apiotics Portal makes it easy to define your the containers you need for the IoT device or devices you want to build. Create a hive and provision your devices on our portal, and you're ready to start building your IoT application. If you want, you can even sell your containers for others to use.
Step 2: Build And Test Your IoT application
Once you've defined your device, develop your application containers. Apiotics makes it easy to generate containers that will run on Linux or an RTOS on board your devices. Then, use your existing Continuous Integration pipeline to test your containers before deploying them.
Step 3: Deploy and scale
Push your application containers to Apiotics, and deploy to all of your devices seamlessly.
Apiotics Command Center
Apiotics: run your app Across the cloud & IoT devices With Digital Twins.
Making changes to the software settings running on your IoT devices can be a real hassle. With Apiotics Command Center you can easiily generate a simple web application that gives you control over the software running on board your devices. You can even use the Apiotics Command Center to build an entire IoT application across the cloud and your devices quickly and easily.
The key to making this work is Apiotics' digital twins.
Apiotics Digital Twins with Secure Sync
Apiotics builds a digital twin for each of your devices in to your Command Center web application's database. If you want to know what the temperature is at your smart thermostat, just read your database. If you want to move your mechanical arm, just write to the database. It's that simple.
Apiotics does the work of keeping your database securely synced with your devices. Because developers don't have to worry about the plumbing details, they can focus on building great customer experiences.
From Idea to App with Apiotics vs. an IoT platform
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The traditional IoT approach is slow and siloed. You need device firmware, a Cloud app and to connect them together. With an IoT platform or without, the typical way means complexity, schedule and integration risk.
With Apiotics, you can build IoT apps in hours or days instead of weeks or months. Apiotics automatically puts a digital twin of each device into your Command Center web app. Your app controls devices using these digital twins.
Build an app users love, we take care of the rest.
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