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Decide If You Should Use Containers for Your IoT Project

Published: 19 March 2018

ID: G00351240

Analyst(s): Arun Chandrasekaran , Santhosh Rao


I&O leaders are challenged with application management for IoT projects that often involve several endpoints and gateways over a geographically distributed environment. Using containers, such as Docker, as a platform for delivering application software can alleviate this challenge.

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  • Key Challenges



  • Use Containers as a Building Block for Large-Scale Greenfield IoT Projects
  • Leverage Containers for Their Ability to Make Incremental Updates
    • Updating Embedded or Constrained Devices
  • Use a Private Container Registry Close to the Edge Infrastructure to Meet Regulatory Compliance Requirements

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