Unlock Opportunities with a Cloud-Native Ecosystem

As the nature of compute changes, the edge plays an increasingly crucial role in supporting diverse systems with a range of power and performance requirements. To deliver on service level agreements at scale for enterprises, the edge must embrace cloud-native software principles.

Project Cassini is the open, collaborative, standards-based initiative to deliver a seamless cloud-native software experience for devices based on Arm Cortex-A. Developers of IoT and infrastructure edge solutions can access the power of Cassini today with Arm SystemReady and PSA Certified silicon and development boards and OS Linux support from the Arm ecosystem.

To drive rapid, exponential IoT growth on Cortex-M, Arm and our partners have developed the collaborative initiative, Project Centauri.

 
Access the Power of the Edge

As today’s networks transform into intelligent, programmable compute domains, Project Cassini is helping organizations stay ahead of the technology demands of our connected world.

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Explore Project Cassini

Silicon and software vendors, ODMs, OEMs, system integrators, and enterprises all benefit from solution stacks built on standards-based hardware. The three pillars of Project Cassini can help reduce time-to-market, realize opex savings, and accelerate digital service monetization.



Industrial IoT Gateways

Remove the silos caused by technology differences and lack of standardization with the consistency and predictability delivered by Project Cassini.

Smart Cities

Explore how the Secure Municipal, Agricultural, Rural, and Telco Edge Research (SMARTER) stack leverages Project Cassini for virtualized, multi-tenant architectures for Intelligent Gateways for smart city architectures.

Software-Defined Embedded Edge

Enable adoption and enhancements of the standard DevOps workflow with SOAFEE, a new open standards-based architecture bringing a cloud-native approach to mixed-criticality systems.

Orchestrating Apps at the Edge

Bring a secure cloud-native experience to edge development, using Kubernetes and CI/CD systems to create a streamlined method for enabling application delivery, maintenance, and control to any number of edge and terminal devices.

High-performance Edge Inference

Implement analytics on resource-constrained devices at the edge using RedisAI, a Redis module designed for machine learning inference to run on cloud-native software stacks on Project Cassini-supported devices.

The Three Key Elements of Success in Edge Computing

This report by analyst firm Moor Insights and Strategy explores the challenges of edge computing and how Project Cassini helps overcome them through standards, security, and ecosystem.

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Talk with an Expert

Make the diverse, vibrant Arm ecosystem work for your IoT and Infrastructure edge deployments by engaging with Arm on Project Cassini.

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An Extensive Partner Ecosystem and Industry Adoption

Project Cassini is an active and growing community of Arm partners who build and integrate silicon, systems, and software for the edge.



An Extensive Partner Ecosystem

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Partner Testimonials

AAEON logo “When creating a solution that is fundamental to the infrastructure of a city, one of the first concerns is how to guarantee the security of a customized IoT solution. While security is our top priority, the solution also needs to be able to grow with newer innovations and technology both with silicon and cloud deployments. Project Cassini eases the workload on solution vendors, like AAEON, so we can focus on the customization aspect of IoT solutions for our customers.”

- Jeffrey Chuang, Director of IoT Division, AAEON
 ADLINK logo ”ADLINK strongly believes in Project Cassini, Arm SystemReady compliance with PARSEC, which will result in an accessible ecosystem that is secure by design. As edge located devices are working 24/7 this extra security layer will prove to be of uttermost importance as cybercrimes are on the rise and could result in heavy financial losses, or even human casualties.”

- Henri Parmentier, Senior Product Manager of Embedded Boards and Modules, ADLINK
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“To guide and realize the next wave of edge computing, Advantech is committed to building the Arm-based ecosystem foundation in AIoT applications. We are honored to work closely with Arm on Project Cassini and SystemReady to define hardware and firmware specifications for edge devices. Through this standardization, Advantech can help customers on reducing the development time and cost for their new market opportunities.

On the premise of SystemReady compliance, Advantech looks forward to leverage the software services as more partners joining Project Cassini in the future and help achieving the goal of lowering the barrier of software development for Arm-based products.”

- Aaron Su, AVP of Embedded IoT Group, Advantech


“Security and technology fragmentation are two key challenges that, more than ever, customers are facing in the era of connected devices. At Arduino we are excited to join project Cassini because it provides a solid methodological and technical framework to develop successful solutions while preserving the ability to choose and upgrade the underlying platforms over time.”

- Fabio Violante, CEO of Arduino

 Arrow Electronics logo “Project Cassini sets the standards that reduce barriers to IoT adoption and deployment. By offering Cassini compliant platforms from our silicon partners, as well as services to accelerate time to market, Arrow Electronics helps customers innovate, transform, and scale their solutions.”

- Aiden Mitchel, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing & Engineering, Arrow Electronics

Blog: Arrow Electronics partners with Arm and key silicon suppliers

“Broadcom is pleased to support Project Cassini and Arm’s SystemReady program. As the data center architecture continues to evolve, our customers are increasingly relying on our Stingray™ SmartNICs to offer a rich variety of networking, storage and security services. By leveraging the remarkable technology progress and standardization in the Arm ecosystem, those customers can count on their favorite applications and services to “just work” on our Arm-based SmartNICs, opening the door to fast-paced innovation in their data centers.”

- Ed Redmond, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Compute and Connectivity Division, Broadcom

 Capgemini logo “As the growth of software-defined platforms accelerates, software portability and security become paramount. Project Cassini addresses these challenges head-on with Arm SystemReady and PARSEC/PSA Certified programs. We’re excited to be part of this initiative, supporting Arm partners and developers with the SystemReady certification.”

- Scott Runner, Vice President of Global Services – Intelligent Embedded Systems, Capgemini Engineering
 congatec logo “Congatec has always been a strong supporter of standardization and that is why we're excited about Project Cassini and our new Arm SystemReady IR certification of conga-SMX8-plus. With this certification, we are able to offer a compatible ecosystem that spans from the device to the cloud and is quick to deploy. This will expand our offerings to industrial automation and smart cities markets.”

- Martin Danzer, CTO, Congatec

"As the enterprise and industrial edge continue to evolve by merging IT-driven manageability with OT-driven specialized hardware, frictionless onboarding of containerized applications becomes vital to deploying IoT at scale and reducing time-to-market. Canonical, with Ubuntu Desktop, Server and Core, supports Project Cassini's drive towards standardization and enables the rich Arm ODM and OEM gateway ecosystem to use familiar tools from the cloud to the edge. The standardization of the boot architecture and security APIs perfectly complement the security, reliability and OTA upgrades delivered by Ubuntu.”

- Loic Minier, Global Director of Devices Field Engineering, Canonical

EBV Elektronik logo  “Edge computing is becoming the natural choice for IoT scalable deployments. Arm Project Cassini simplifies edge application processors’ software developments with robust standards, security, and cloud-native software stacks ensuring unprecedented interoperability between diverse hardware systems. At EBV Elektronik in partnership with Witekio and Avnet Embedded we are committed to Project Cassini and will support customers seeking Cassini compliance by establishing a Center of Excellence to provide services to reach compliance and even ready-to-use Arm-based edge computing solutions.”

- Antonio Fernandez, VP Technical Development, EBV Elektronik, An Avnet Company

Blog: Secure, easy-to-deploy and maintain cloud-native IoT edge

“IoT is an ecosystem story for us at Eurotech. We need a strong partner ecosystem to deliver, so we are very excited to be part of the arm Cassini project which adds value to our end customers by reducing the barriers to IoT adoption and deployment,”

- Marco Carrer, CTO, Eurotech

 Foundries.io logo "Foundries.io is excited to support Arm SystemReady in FoundriesFactory, the cloud-native DevOps software development solution for secure IoT and Edge devices. We see Project Cassini as key to accelerating time to market and increasing security across the Arm ecosystem through the SystemReady, PARSEC and PSA Certified programs. FoundriesFactory enables delivery of SystemReady-compatible production software today, that is future proofed through long-term secure OTA updates to edge devices and fleets.”

- George Grey, CEO, Foundries.io
 GlobalLogic logo GlobalLogic, a Hitachi Group Company, is proud to partner with Arm in Project Cassini and SystemReady. As we work towards a seamless customer experience on the Edge, it is important to standardize & simplify the Edge infrastructure deployments for scalability. Our basic tenets for delivering cloud-native solutions have always been to keep it simple, scalable & secure and Project Cassini focuses on the same areas. Leveraging our certification lab & cloud-native solutioning capabilities, GlobalLogic is excited to deliver an out-of-the-box SystemReady experience to Arm customers, partners, developers & the broader Edge ecosystem.

- Ramki Krishna, SVP/GM NEP BU, GlobalLogic
 Kontron logo “Working with industry leader Arm and being part of the Project Cassini ecosystem is for us an exciting new experience in edge computing innovations. With the validated integration of Kontron´s IoT edge building blocks like our SBCs, SMARC™ and SOMs on carrier boards, as well as our KBOX based on a SMARC™ module, we will enable our customers to accelerate their development and reduce time to market by leveraging the full benefits of a proven, easy-to-use, SystemReady IoT edge ecosystem from Kontron for their demanding applications”.

- Norbert Hauser, VP Marketing, Kontron
Lenovo logo  Lenovo is developing a full IoT solution from Cloud to Edge. Project Cassini provides an efficient way for developing edge hardware and enables a cloud-native software development experience. We are glad that Lenovo Leez platform passed Arm SystemReady IR certification, and I believe that we will have more co-operation across the Edge computing field.

- Wang Lei, General Manager of Commercial IoT, Lenovo

"At NXP, our mission is to enable our customers to reduce development time and maintenance costs. For secure cloud to edge applications, NXP recognized early on the value of Arm SystemReady and PSA Certified certifications to provide software and security building blocks necessary for accelerating time-to-market. And therefore, we sought certification of our popular i.MX 8M applications processors family which is now the first to be SystemReady IR certified.”

- Rob Oshana, VP of SW, NXP Semiconductors


“Rancher Labs & Arm have continued collaboration towards providing customers with the most efficient cloud-native architecture at the edge with k3s on Arm platforms enabling the various use cases outlined by Project Cassini”

- Sheng Liang, CEO, Rancher Labs


“Raspberry Pi is pleased to endorse Project Cassini initiative and to see Arm SystemReady compliance certification program extending beyond servers to cover devices across a vibrant and diverse hardware ecosystem. Through promoting widely adopted standards this program recognizes the importance of the developers and community contributions in accelerating adoption of hardware standards that benefit the entire ecosystem. We look forward leveraging the fruits of this program for developers and technology enthusiasts all over the world.”

- Eben Upton, CEO, Raspberry Pi (Trading) Ltd

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“As edge computing drives the next wave of enterprise applications to meet evolving end user demands, we believe that open source communities will fuel this technical innovation. In order to make these technologies consumable, industry-accepted common standards combined with strong security must form the bedrock of these advancements, from silicon on up. We’re pleased to continue working with Arm and its ecosystem to refine these standards as we bring enterprise computing to the edge.”

- Peter Robinson, principal architect, IoT, Red Hat

 Rockchip logo “Project Cassini realizes standardized cloud-native experience in edge computing, and enables industry partners to deploy ‘install-and-use’ software based on Arm platforms. We are pleased to be part of the Cassini ecosystem and to promote the standardization process. At present, our RK3399 chip has passed Arm SystemReady IR certification.”

- Colin Chen, Vice Chief Engineer of Software Innovation Center, Rockchip
 Schneider Electric logo “Arm is an important partner in the Schneider Electric ecosystem and supports us on our digital transformation journey. With the SystemReady initiative, Arm can help drive business continuity and resilience by ensuring the portability and reuse of software stacks across silicon vendor platforms and product lines.”

- Fabrice Besancenot, VP Intelligent Edge, Schneider Electric
 SECO logo “For SECO and our customers, the benefit of participating in Project Cassini is twofold. First, it enables seamless and therefore fast integration of our SystemReady certified devices into larger systems and networks, which can be used by a broad ecosystem of partners in many different markets. Second, being also a software solutions provider, SECO can become an active part of this ecosystem by opening our software offering to third parties. By joining Project Cassini, we once again demonstrate that at SECO, standardization, security and openness are essential principles.”

- Marco Sogli, Head of SW R&D & DevOps, SECO

“Intelligent edge platforms hosting cloud-native applications, capable of sourcing actionable information through technologies such as 5G, AI and IoT are at the heart of leading Smart City initiatives. SoftBank is pleased to support Project Cassini, which by promoting a standards-based approach to platform software and security, expands choice of Arm platforms for Smart City deployments at scale.”

- Hironobu Tamba, Vice President, IT-OT Innovation Division, SoftBank


“System Gateways are a key component of the next wave of IoT-driven digital transformation for Enterprises across various markets. With SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Arm enterprise-class security and superior support, SUSE helps solution providers and enterprise early adopters to gain faster time to market for innovative IoT edge solutions built on a well-established, enterprise-class Linux platform. We share the vision for Project Cassini, and are excited to work with the ecosystem on Arm SystemReady, PSA Certified and PARSEC to create a standards-driven baseline for SUSE across Arm-based IoT edge platforms.”

- Brent Schroeder, Chief Technology Officer, SUSE

Blog: AI at the Edge with K3s and NVIDIA Jetson Nano


“VMware has collaborated with Arm on Project Cassini to enable the ESXi on Arm Fling on Arm-based platforms, including the Raspberry Pi 4. As an open technical preview, the ESXi on Arm fling allows us to better understand customer use cases and requirements for delivering vSphere’s data center grade features to Arm-based edge platforms.”

- Kit Colbert, VP & CTO, Cloud Platform BU, VMware

Blog: Announcing the ESXi-Arm Fling

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“The next generation of cloud-connected intelligent systems will bring an increase in complexity and compute needs at the edge, especially for advanced automated and autonomous scenarios. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Arm and the Project Cassini ecosystem. Project Cassini and the Arm SystemReady initiative can help open new opportunities across markets while simplifying adoption of new hardware and minimizing impact to operating platforms. Wind River Studio delivers a software infrastructure to develop, deploy, and securely capture and process real-time machine data from a multitude of edge systems. Together with Arm and Project Cassini, we can work towards a more seamless cloud-native software and hardware experience for an intelligent systems world.”

- Avijit Sinha, Chief Product Officer, Wind River