Understand Azure IoT Hub Device Twins with Mender
Mender users may often deal with device inventory information such as CPU model, IP address, and software versions pertaining to each device. Mender users may also be using Azure IoT Hub for device fleet application telemetry which can contain a set of additional device information. These two services, Mender and Azure IoT Hub, initially may exist in silos which could mean managing and dealing wit...Read the article
Over-the-air (OTA) software updates: Build vs. buy
So, your team has established the need for an over-the-air (OTA) software update manager for the Internet-of-Things (IoT) product you plan to launch next quarter. Now, should you build it yourself in-house? Think twice!
The total cost of ownership (TCO) for an OTA software deployment manager can have many direct and indirect costs over the product life cycle. TCO is only part of what needs to b...Read the article
Mender 3.1 release: Monitor using edge processing
We are excited to announce the Mender 3.1 release!
Mender 3.1 introduces the brand new Monitor add-on package. Unlike traditional monitoring tools, Mender’s Monitor add-on is built for connected devices. It uses edge processing, is designed for intermittent connectivity and requires much less bandwidth.
The Monitor add-on package complements the Troubleshoot and Configure add-on packages relea...Read the article
What is the right strategy for IoT update management?
When designing and provisioning OTA software updates in IoT update management, it is important to think about the right strategy for deploying the updates to your device fleet. This is an essential step in figuring out how to build a management workflow for your IoT fleet. It is important to understand the distinct nuances of system updates and application updates and which ones are most suitable...Read the article
Setting up a Raspberry Pi for an IoT project
So you have decided you are going to use a Raspberry Pi as the hardware platform for your IoT project. A key part of the project is to update the software on your Raspberry Pi for various reasons that may arise such as bug fixes, security patches and user level application updates to name a few. Then you must focus on provisioning a robust and secure OTA software update manager for your Raspberry...Read the article