Rigado Announces Cascade Edge-as-a-Service for Commercial IoT


 

We are excited to announce today Cascade, our new integrated Edge-as-a-Service solution. Designed for commercial IoT applications like Asset Tracking, Smart Workplaces, and Connected Retail, Cascade helps companies save six months of time – or more – in bringing their solutions to market, while eradicating the need for upfront hardware investments.

Offered as an integrated monthly subscription starting at $9/month, Cascade gives you the important wireless infrastructure, edge computing platform and managed security updates that allow your IoT product and project teams to focus on driving maximum value from their IoT apps – not the underlying edge infrastructure, security and maintenance.

As securing, managing and updating the edge becomes increasingly critical, Rigado’s unique approach also helps reduce the time, cost and risk of maintaining your commercial IoT solution. Our new Cascade Edge-as-a-Service does so with four main components:

  Cascade-500 IoT Gateway
Rigado’s newest IoT gateway offers a range of connectivity options including Bluetooth 5, Zigbee, Thread, Wi-Fi & LTE; security features like file system encryption; and 800 MHz of edge computing power.
  Edge Protect Service
A managed, automated security service, Edge Protect provides automatic OS and security updates when common vulnerabilities, exposures and exploits are discovered. The service also provides signature authentication to ensure that what your developers publish is exactly what runs.
  Edge Direct Tools
Secure edge device orchestration and systems performance monitoring allow your operations teams to set alerts and diagnose issues; provision gateways with secure IDs and encrypted keys; and flexibly schedule, manage and apply application updates. Edge Direct integrates with existing DevOps processes and CI tools and uses a familiar app store deployment model. With Edge Direct, technicians are able to stay out of the field, remotely deploying – and rolling back if necessary – updates for reliable maintenance.
  Edge Connect Platform
Gives you a secure connectivity and computing platform with a fully containerized edge OS. Featuring Ubuntu Core by Canonical with secure boot and an encrypted file system, Edge Connect also leverages Snaps, a simple application packaging system that makes it easier for developers to build and maintain application containers at the edge. With Edge Connect, your developers can work in the programming language of their choice and can easily and securely add multiple apps and functionalities onto a single gateway. Last, Edge Connect also offers easier connections to IoT sensors and beacons using API calls that do not require device or protocol expertise.

IoT Developers
Cascade benefits engineers by shaving months off of their IoT design and build efforts by helping them quickly develop and deploy edge applications. Edge Connect APIs, with their ‘web-style’ access to devices, greatly simplifies architecture and saves thousands of lines of code and weeks of development and testing time.

IoT Ops and Support
Operational teams who are tasked with ongoing edge maintenance can use their same DevOps workflows, dashboards, and tools, such as CI, to monitor their IoT solutions. Edge performance monitoring helps Operations keep a close eye on device health and connectivity to manage successful scaling.

Cascade gives your IoT Support the solutions they need to effectively diagnose and fix client-specific issues. Able to easily integrate into existing support applications, IoT support needs little to no additional team or tools to effectively track device performance, diagnostics and update configurations.

Business Teams
Business teams benefit from the ability to easily scale IoT solutions across the commercial enterprise – all with a solution that mirrors their own SaaS Commercial IoT model. With increased security, a faster time to market and the ability to extend easily to the entire commercial enterprise, Cascade gives your business teams the ability to introduce innovation at the speed of the market.

A secure edge solution, Cascade reduces the complexity, risk and cost of large-scale commercial IoT solutions by giving IoT teams important edge connectivity, computing and security. Learn more about Cascade at LightFair by visiting us at booth #124 or at IoT World Santa Clara in booth #912. Or get started today with our Cascade Evaluation Kit.