FoundriesFactory announces support for Arm’s Project Cassini

1 min read, a specialist in cloud native development and deployment solutions for secure IoT and Edge devices, has announced that it is the first Linux distribution to fully integrate and provide commercial support for Project Cassini, an open, collaborative, standards-based initiative from Arm.

The FoundriesFactory Edge Platform-as-a-Service (EPaaS) will look to accelerate the adoption and deployment of Cassini platforms by providing safe and secure updates as the Cassini specifications expand and evolve. Project Cassini focuses on compatibility, security and reference implementations for a cloud-native ecosystem.

FoundriesFactory Linux microPlatform delivers on each of these areas, enabling Arm SystemReady-IR and -ES certification, PSA Certified Level 1 and the Parsec security services enablement.

As a consequence, this Project Cassini-aligned platform - standardised and secure with application portability - will be able to support and drive the proliferation of IoT and Edge devices by allowing developers to focus on their applications instead of undifferentiated platform software.

Several major ODMs are already implementing the Project Cassini requirements using FoundriesFactory, including AAEON, ADLINK, Advantech, ASUS and Nexcom.

“Project Cassini and FoundriesFactory enables the same kind of application portability in embedded development that mobile phone users have come to expect.” said George Grey, co-founder and CEO at “This collaboration between our FoundriesFactory Edge Platform-as-a-Service and Arm really marks a major milestone in the way we build, test and deploy IoT and Edge devices, and signals to the market where embedded development is headed.”

When using a Project Cassini-aligned platform, enabled by FoundriesFactory, the developer experience will not vary from platform to platform regardless of whether the underlying hardware configurations or even the system CPU is different from one platform to another. Retargeting containerised workloads and applications will become much more straightforward.

“Developers need to build, test and deploy IoT devices more quickly and securely than ever before,” said Mohamed Awad, vice president, IoT and Embedded at Arm. “Arm’s collaboration with FoundriesFactory will push Project Cassini forward, laying the foundation for a cloud-native developer experience across a diverse and secure edge ecosystem.”