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Solving the software update challenge for IoT devices

How Ubuntu Core transforms over-the-air software updates

With the modern proliferation of IoT devices, delivering reliable software updates to low-powered, inaccessible, and often remotely administered embedded systems has become a major challenge. With traditional update mechanisms, faulty updates can cause IoT devices to become unstable, and fixing them requires costly manual intervention through on-site engineer

visits or device recalls.

Ubuntu Core solves the update problem for IoT devices regardless of fleet scale. Packages on Ubuntu Core are delivered through snaps – a secure, confined, dependency-free, cross-platform Linux packaging system – which enable automated and transactional updates that are either 100% successful, or are not installed.

In this whitepaper, you will learn:

  • How the design of snaps makes Ubuntu Core inherently secure and easy to maintain
  • How vendors can deliver automated updates to devices while retaining complete control over which users receive updates, and when
  • How delta updates save bandwidth and reduce cost of ownership for IoT devices
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