OTA Software Updates for Smart Energy (gridX)
- Cybersecurity & Privacy - Application Security
- Renewable Energy
- Business Operation
gridX has a requirement for over-the-air software updates for their gridBox devices and used the Yocto Project for their builds. The driver for the requirement was having the ability to quickly support new features, as well as deploying bug fixed and path known security vulnerabilities. New software updates with a US stick manually to all gridBox devices in the field would be prohibitively expensive and labor-intensive.
Mender as a rich feature set while being a end-to-end open source, hence being the only solution that provided both components while allowing users to avoid vendor lock-in. Atomic updates with built-in rollback is a key requirement. We need to make sure our devices continue to work with automated rollback if the update didn't take for any reason. Mender provided that crucial capability. - Joel Hermanns, CIO of gridX