Device Management Edge
Crucial Device Management Capabilities to Onboard, Control and Manage Devices Using IoT Gateways
Gateways play a critical role in IoT networks by acting as a bridge between local wired and wirelessly connected devices, and in many cases running local applications to control devices. Enterprises deploying gateways with Pelion Device Management Edge can be assured of high uptime and ability to recover quickly from hardware failure through rich gateway management capabilities. They will be able to create and deploy simple rules across their network to manage IoT device endpoints uninterrupted, even if the gateway loses connectivity to the cloud.
Based on open source components and open APIs, Pelion Device Managment Edge integrates well with existing application management ecosystem and cloud based DevOps toolchains.
Pelion Device Management Edge provides a wide range of features that ensure chip-to-cloud security, regardless of the industry and market, allowing OEMs to design and deploy more robust IoT solutions easily.
Pelion Device Managment Edge leverages years of advancements in cloud application management technologies such as rolling updates, containerization, micro-services, rollbacks, health monitoring, checkpointing, etc.
Based on Docker containers but extensible to support multiple backends such as VMs, Unikernels, functions, etc. and to also deploy higher-level artefacts.
Single control plane for orchestrating hybrid cloud-edge applications.
Intelligent decision making should extend from the cloud to the IoT edge. This means that the IoT gateways at the edge need capabilities to run complex applications to process IoT data locally. Pelion Device Management Edge allows such application management with container orchestration using Kubernetes. Applications developed by customers or their associates can be easily deployed at the edge, even in an offline mode without linkages to central cloud systems. The resultant benefits include lower latency, higher bandwidth optimization, and reduced network overhead.
Many legacy devices connect using communication protocols that are not IPcompatible, such as Modbus and BACnet. Device Management Edge enables these protocols to be translated into IP so non-IP devices can connect to Pelion Device Management and be managed alongside other IP connected devices.
Device Management Edge offers a set of capabilities to increase resiliency of IoT gateways and minimize costly down time. Key capabilities include alarm notifications, process, resource, and interface management, alongside detailed diagnostic capabilities.
Device Management Edge provides a local application execution environment and compute resources to enable processing of rules and data on the gateway itself. This capability also enables the gateway to take independent action if the connection to the cloud is lost, thereby minimizing productivity down time.