Managing fleets of connected devices with Phased Rollout
Updating and deploying software to a large number of connected devices in the field with thousands or tens of thousands of devices, can pose a significant risk with negative repercussions.
Regardless of how well tested the software and update process is, you will only know how well the deployment works for your customers after it has been released into the field. Differences in time zones, netwo...Read the article
Managing large scale deployments with phased rollout and schedule deployments
As the number of connected devices increase, the operations and infrastructure needed to support continuous updates at scale is growing fast. Deploying to a large fleet of connected devices in the field with thousands or tens of thousands, can pose a significant risk of something going wrong.
Regardless of how well tested the software and update process is, you will only know how well the deployment works after it has been released into the field. Differences in time zones, network latency, hardware and customer usage patterns are all potential stumbling blocks preventing new software releases from behaving as expected. These factors can be impossible to predict. A failed update will result in negative customer experience and potentially high customer support costs. Worst case, collateral and brand damage might be at stake.
With the release of Mender Enterprise, feature such as phased rollout can help greatly mitigate the risk by deploying into time-delayed phases with customizable share of the devices being updated in each phase. Additionally, schedule deployments enable to set a start time for the deployment into the future, so customers are unlikely to be interrupted by the update, and your support staff does not need to be up at night to create and observe it.Read the article
How to do delta (differential) updates with Mender
Using binary deltas for applying updates is a more efficient mechanism for updating software over-the-air (OTA) which enables faster downloads and bandwidth cost saving for metered networks. When using cellular (e.g. 4G/LTE) or other bandwidth constrained networks, the impact is even greater. With the recently announced commercial editions, Mender offers the ability to generate and only deploy t...Read the article
Announcing Mender Enterprise: Enabling deployment of large scale updates with production grade security, uptime and customizability
We are excited to announce Mender Enterprise to facilitate the ever increasing demand for over-the-air (OTA) software updates in industrial, automotive, consumer, and smart connected Internet of Things (IoT) markets. We’ve been working hard to deliver the much anticipated features our customers have been waiting for.
With the advent of IoT and the proliferation of connected embedded devices a...Read the article
Delta updates, phased rollouts, schedule deployments and more with new Mender editions
We are currently in the midst of gearing up and launching our new products and services at ELC Lyon next week on October 28th to 30th, and will be there to show you exciting demos of our new commercial features.
Commercial editions of Mender will soon get new value-add features! These include:Delta updates: Save up to 70-90% bandwidth and make updates much faster Phased rollout: Graduall... Read the article