When IoT Meets DevOps: Fostering Business Opportunities


The Internet of Things (IoT) is the new digital revolution for the near-future society, the second after the creation of the Internet itself. The software industry is converging towards the large-scale deployment of IoT devices and services, and there’s broad support from the business environment for this engineering vision. The Development and Operations (DevOps) project management methodology, with continuous delivery and integration, is the preferred approach for achieving and deploying applications to all levels of the IoT architecture. In this paper we also discuss the promising trend of associating devices with microservices, which are further encapsulated into functional packages called containers. Docker is considered the market leader in container-based service delivery, though other important software companies are promoting this concept as part of the technology solution for their IoT customers. In the experimental section we propose a three-layer IoT model, business-oriented, and distributed over multiple cloud environments, comprising the Physical, Fog/Edge, and Application layers.



Keywords: Internet-of-Things, software technologies, project management, business environment Headings

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