With the onslaught of Internet of Things devices, ensuring its security has become a major concern among the makers. In a bid to safeguard IoT products, Microsoft has introduced Azure Sphere, a technology that will revamp the security of microprocessors that powers the smart appliances and gadgets we use.
Azure Sphere is a package of products which includes a new design for chips that could be integrated with smart devices. And the most interesting part is Microsoft, which once called Linux a “cancer,” has used the open-source operating system to create this technology.
However, Microsoft’s love for Linux has increased in the recent years. A proof which has been the addition of robust support for Linux in its Azure cloud platform, which allows developers to integrate Linux with Windows 10. Microsoft has adopted a combined approach through Azure Sphere which uses hardware, software and the cloud to secure internet-connected devices.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht