The Linux distribution model, whilst established and well understood for computing, has some limitations when it comes to IoT edge gateway devices.
Due to often being located in remote or hard to access areas, there is a greater demand for a system that offers both high levels of robustness and security. Therefore, having a standard Linux distribution as the base is often not the optimal choice.
The use of generalist Linux distributions will likely lead to problems and greater complexity, putting the success of these projects at risk.
This problem can be solved with a combination of Ubuntu Core, snaps and Kura.
- Learn how Ubuntu Core’s snap packages allow for transactional updates to each key component
- Understand why Ubuntu Core, snaps and Kura are the best combination for IoT gateways
- Learn how to deploy Kura on Ubuntu Core and the IoT gateway security benefits of this model