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Importance of a scalable infrastructure for IoT device management

This white paper discusses key industry challenges with IoT scalability for management and deployment of connected devices, and provides an insight into what constitutes a scalable solution using Mender.

The growing category called the Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to revolutionize the way companies do business allowing them to become safer, smarter and more efficient. According to IDC, there will be 41.6 billion IoT-connected devices by 2025.

An IoT project at proof-of-concept (PoC) helps bring all the pieces together for a team to envision the big picture of the overall solution. However, many requirements for overcoming scalability issues might still not be considered at this stage. In an IoT deployment, the transition from PoC to a full-scale production roll-out — often scattered globally across terrain, geography, or customer locations — can only be successful if scalability is planned from inception of the project.

Complexity is one of the greatest scalability issues. As such, choosing the right solution with the right architecture is important to safeguard the long-term management viability of your fleet of connected devices.

In this paper, we discuss:

  • Challenges with IoT infrastructure scalability
  • Considerations when planning for a large scale IoT deployment
  • How Mender meets the scalability requirements for IoT

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