Nexo infrastructure management – check how easy it is!

Grzegorz Michalski

In the previous post, “Nexo architecture,” we presented what the system looks like from the back. In this article, we continue the topic and explain what its smooth operation depends on.

Remote management

After implementing Nexo, we get access to the cloud platform and hardware infrastructure. Hardware for Nexo means IoT devices that we connect to the platform, as well as Nexo gateways. Depending on your needs, it will be one or many devices.

The infrastructure needs maintenance. The perspective of maintenance of Nexo’s infrastructure can be terrifying, especially if we take care of several dozen or several hundred devices distributed in various buildings. Maintaining and managing such many devices when we only sometimes have direct access to them (Nexo gateways do not have to be in the same city or country) can cause many problems.

We dispel doubts – there is no reason to worry. Nexo uses advanced solutions for managing end devices (Nexo gateways) without physical access to a specific device. The end user does not even need to know about the existence of the Nexo gateway, which we wrote about in the previous article.

Update under control

Also, updating the software is a client-friendly process. Limited bandwidth, unstable connection, or power outages are no problem. The update process is safe; the device is not blocked if the update fails. During the update, the device is fully available and functional. After finishing the process and restarting, we can enjoy the new version of the software.

However, if an update runs incorrectly, we are also not in danger of failure. The previous version of the software will be launched automatically without downtime or downloading further data.

In the update process, Nexo uses a solution called Mender.

Access to end devices does not require creating separate network solutions. Everything is done using the secure HTTPS protocol without opening ports. Just plug the device into your IT infrastructure, and Nexo will do the rest.

More articles will appear on the blog soon. We invite you!