Managing Existing IP and Technology in
Embedded Systems Development
A main difference between embedded systems development and regular product development is the large amount of existing IP and technology that embedded systems are built upon. The dependence on a legacy platform -- often times the critical building block in the architecture of the embedded system or operating component -- makes it difficult to easily implement new processes and practices. Furthermore, embedded systems encompass some of the most compliance-dependent industries, including: automotive, aerospace, medical devices and defense. Balancing the scrutinizing standards of these industries while implementing a DevOps culture and building on custom-built legacy systems is no easy task.
The embedded systems enterprise has to overcome many unique pitfalls in respect to DevOps and continuous delivery. It must build on legacy platforms that have been developed over years of custom development. IT has to overcome infrastructure and testing challenges that are likely unique to its industry and product category. And managers must adhere to often stringent industry- specific compliance and security standards.
Continuous Integration, Continuous Development and other emerging DevOps practices can seem intimidating to implement, particularly if the organization’s dev and ops teams are distributed and lack synchronous coordination. Visibility into end-to-end processes tends to be missing at a management level.
CollabNet’s solutions and services enable the path to DevOps successes, with tools and advising that connects teams, processes, and IP from dev through ops. Consolidate distributed development, improve coordination, increase visibility and ensure governance through the only platforms to provide end-to-end visibility and traceability.
High performing DevOps oriented organizations are able to spend 29% more time on new work