The classical view of an IoT deployment is relatively centralized â a company wires sensors to important equipment, the sensors send data back to edge gateways, and the gateways do some limited processing of that data and then send it back to the cloud or to the data center. Itâs not simple, but itâs easy enough to understand the principles.
Some, however, recognize that vastly different architectures for the IoT are possible, including Fleet Space Technologies, a startup that earlier this month announced that it had reached a million device signups for its ambitious satellite-based IoT edge system, which itâs calling Project Galaxy.
Linux is a tried-and-true, open-source operating system released in 1991 for computers, but its use has expanded to underpin systems for cars, phones, web servers and, more recently, networking gear.
Its longevity, maturity and security make it one of the most trusted OSes available today, meaning it is ideal for commercial network devices as well as enterprises that want to use it and its peripherals to customize their own network and data center infrastructure.
That in turn makes Linux skills highly sought after by IT hiring managers. For example, many of the new technologies associated with DevOps, such as containers, infrastructure, and SDN controllers, are built on Linux.
Hereâs the hard truth for cord-cutters right now: The ideal over-the-air DVR doesnât exist.
While some products are better than others, all of themâfrom Tablo to TiVo to HDHomeRun with Plexâhave at least one critical weakness. If you want to record broadcast TV channels from an antenna, you must decide which of those weaknesses youâll tolerate.
The good news is that the lowly antenna is experiencing a rebirth, and weâre likely to see even more over-the-air DVR products. But if you want to start recording broadcast channels now, hereâs a rundown of where the current products stand.