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Deploying solutions based on standardized, readily available hardware has dramatically simplified the development of distributed and IoT solutions. Virtual devices can now be deployed instantaneously in cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Arm Virtual Hardware (AVH). Developers can host various solutions on Raspberry Pis and other standardized hardware platforms, including productivity, entertainment, and communication solutions.
Local development is straightforward. Access the Raspberry Pi IP address from another device on the same LAN (Local Area Network). Developers use their favorite tools, including SSH (Secure Shell), VNC (Virtual Network Computing), and web browsers.
Remote development adds more steps and creates security risks. You need public IP addresses and open ports to connect remotely. There may be a VPN (Virtual Private Network) to set up, or firewall rules and IP allow lists to manage. Remote development is possible. It requires extra work and leaves the public IP address and port accessible by malicious actors and bots exploiting known CVEs (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) and day 0 threats.
Developing remotely in a third-party cloud is similar to any remote development with further restrictions on what tools and admin rights users are granted.
Arm Virtual Hardware (AVH) to the rescue. AVH is a public cloud offering similar to AWS, providing access to a virtual device like a Raspberry Pi. Just like spinning up an EC2 instance in AWS whenever you need, you can now create virtual Pis or other Arm-based development environments whenever you want.
AVH provides a web portal to create and manage all your virtual devices. Within that web portal, you can also directly SSH into your virtual device. You don’t need to know the IP address of the virtual device, set up port forwarding, route tables, security groups, etc. Effortless to access the console of your virtual device.
What if you need more than SSH access to your device, such as access to databases, web applications, VNC, file transfers, and more? Or what if services in other clouds need to connect to the AVH device?
Remote.It to the rescue. Remote.It provides simple and secure remote connectivity to public and private clouds, on-premise devices, IoT, and more without managing or understanding networking. With Remote.It, developers can:
Remote.It simplifies connectivity to devices, including your Arm AVH virtual devices. All remote devices appear local to the developer. Developers continue using their existing tools and local IP address or host names.
Besides being the simplest remote connectivity solution, Remote.It is also the most secure. Remote.It doesn’t require a global public IP address or exposed port for remote devices. Devices are invisible from the public Internet. It eliminates the external attack surface of bots and malicious actors scanning your IP address and ports for known vulnerabilities or services with weak passwords.
Unlike traditional VPN solutions that grant users access to an entire subnet, Remote.It grants access at a service level. Imagine a device hosting a web application, a MySQL database, and an SSH service. A traditional VPN would only be able to grant access to the subnet/device. An authorized user would have access to all three services. With Remote.It, users can be given access at the service level. IT admins could have SSH access without access to the web application or database. The database admin may have access to just the database. At the same time, application developers may access only the web application and the database. Deploying micro-segmentation or least privileged access is a core requirement of Zero Trust.
There is a more straightforward and more secure way to develop remotely. Use Remote.It
Start with Remote.It for free. Remote.It has plans for everyone, including free forever plans and paid plans, including organization management and SSO (Single Sign-On) integration.
Arm AVH device deployment has Remote.It installation as a pre-built option. Click the Install Remote.It option from within the AVH console when creating and deploying your virtual device.
Remote.It provides a simple solution to remotely access your virtual Arm devices hosted in Arm Virtual Hardware. Remotely access any service hosted on your virtual device.