Author Archives: Russell Doty

About Russell Doty

A technology strategist and product manager at Red Hat, working on the next generation of open source systems.

Goldilocks Security: Bad, Won’t Work, and Plausible [Survive IoT Part 3]

Previous posts discussed the security challenge presented by IoT devices, using IP Video Cameras as an example. Now let’s consider some security alternatives: Solution 1: Ignore Security This is the most common approach to IoT security today. And, to a … Continue reading

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Representative IoT Device: IP Video Camera [Survive IoT Part 2]

One of the most flexible, powerful, and useful IoT sensors is a video camera. Video streams can be used directly. They can also be analyzed using modern software and an incredible range of information extracted from the images: motion detection … Continue reading

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How I Survived the Internet of Things [Survive IoT Part 1]

Working with IoT from a software architecture perspective teaches you a lot, but leaves the nagging question “how does this really work?”. Theory is great and watching other people work is relaxing, but the time comes when I have to … Continue reading

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Red Hat Improves IoT Communications

The just released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 improves support for IoT by providing enhanced connectivity to IoT devices – better connection of “things” to the Intenet. To give a little context for this, IoT is based on machine to … Continue reading

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IoT Gateways

After discussing the “thing” part of IoT in Devices – the “Thing” in IoT let’s take a look at overall IoT system design. IoT Gateways connect IoT Devices to IoT back-end systems. Gateways connect to devices using interfaces like Ethernet, … Continue reading

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IoT Technology: Devices

Discussions of IoT often focus on the technology, so let’s start there. IoT consists of devices, which are the “things” that interact with the physical world and communicate with IoT Back-end systems over a network. There are two types of … Continue reading

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The Internet of Things

There area lot of things to explore around IoT – what it is, technology, system architectures, security, implementation challenges, and many others. We will get to all of those, but a great place to start is how we got here … Continue reading

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