New paradigms in digital transformation

2 June 2022
Transformación digital

“Companies joining the IoT paradigm will need to modernise their traditional IT methodologies.”

TECNALIA focuses on the digital transformation that ensures maximum efficiency and competitiveness for organisations in their IT processes

IoT, DevOps and Cloud, considered to be the pillars of the digital transformation, ensure maximum efficiency and competitiveness in IT processes. However, there are major risks associated with project development under this paradigm: scalability, performance, fault tolerance and divergence in environments and approaches.

Companies that join the IoT paradigm will need to modernise their traditional IT methodologies by introducing a Sec DevOps approach and using cloud technologies as an infrastructure or service solution in order to implement it efficiently.

Increased productivity of DevOps teams

The digital transformation of organisations entails high infrastructure and resource maintenance costs, as teams must be up to date with the latest technologies and be able to manage and operate them without falling into the dreaded “vendor lock-in”.

At TECNALIA, we are working to increase the productivity of DevOps teams in the development and operation of IT infrastructures by automating the tasks required for the creation, management and maintenance of these infrastructures, which support the execution environments of the software applications. Through the "Infrastructure as Code" (IaC) paradigm and philosophies, such as DevSecOps, the efficiency of these teams can be increased.

The PIACERE initiative addresses the challenges in the different activities of the infrastructure code development and operation cycle (DevSecOps) through a single integrated infrastructure code development environment (IDE). It enables DevOps teams to unify the automation of the core activities needed to create resources, and shortens the learning curve for new IT teams.

It also enables DevSecOps teams to model different infrastructure environments by means of abstractions using an innovative DevOps Modelling Language (DOML), thus hiding the specificities and technicalities of current solutions and increasing the productivity of these teams.

PIACERE introduces several key innovations such as the Optimised Platform (IOP), which will be able to present DevSecOps teams with the deployment configurations that best meet the constraints defined in its portfolio of services, resources and infrastructure elements using optimisation algorithms.

More information on PIACERE

The PIACERE consortium, led by TECNALIA, brings together a balanced set of academic and industrial partners, which play a key role in the EU SecDevOps ecosystem, ERICSSON, PRODEVELOP, POLIMI, HPE,XLAB, GOV.SI and 7BULLS.

The approach and set of tools developed at PIACERE will be evaluated in three real use cases; SI-MPA will implement a scenario for the Ministry of Public Administration of Slovenia, PRODEVELOP will validate it in Management of critical maritime infrastructures and ERICSSON will verify the solution in a case study of Public Safety in IoT in 5G.

* This project has received funding from the Horizon 2020 EU research and innovation program, in accordance with agreement No. 101000162.