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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...

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Mender OTA updates and an automated CI/CD pipeline at Gunnebo Safe Storage

20th Jan 2022

Mender is about to announce an updated integration with Azure IoT Hub. But our OTA updates solution has also been integrated with Microsoft's Azure DevOps toolsets by some software and embedded development teams. Progressive DevOps teams such as the team at Gunnebo Safe Storage are using end to end integration between development pipelines and OTA image updates so that they can use automation...

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How To Create a Device in Azure IoT Hub

11th Jan 2022

A device must be created or registered in Azure IoT Hub in order for it to be added as an IoT Edge device to IoT Hub. This allows the device to run IoT edge modules and to send and receive telemetry data, and receive c2d messages from the IoT cloud.

In one approach, IoT Edge devices (sensors) and gateway devices can be added to an IoT Hub from the Azure Portal. In the next step, a descriptive...

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Edge Monitoring and IoT - What is the Difference?

24th Dec 2021

Internet-of-Things or commonly known as IoT is another tech buzzword that many use in everyday language. IoT is a complex and fragmented industry with many interpretations of what it can do, largely driven by a company’s strategy and position in the market space and their view of the world. The common denominator is that IoT should improve companies' bottom line and provide value by improving thei...

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Azure IoT and Raspberry Pi - How to Get Started

23rd Dec 2021

Raspberry Pi-based compute modules are often used as edge devices to send signal and other sensor-derived data (temperature and humidity data) to the cloud using Azure IoT Edge and IoT Hub. Azure CLI and Azure Portal to deploy the Azure IoT Edge are the paths used for this use case.

The basics of how to connect a Raspberry Pi device to IoT Hub are described in the cited Microsoft Documentation...

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