Internet-of-Things and the evolving computing landscape means we will be managing a lot more than laptops and servers. The move to Internet-of-Things does not mean refrigerators, but simply an ecosystem of devices that need to work together. One of the untold secrets in the RMM industry, is that you can always tell the quality of an IT Management platform by looking at the agent service that runs on all the machines you manage. Addigy has focused thousands of hours of engineering on achieving a 3.8MB agent that has no additionally dependencies to run everything Addigy can do.
Why the agent is so important?
The ideal IT management agent needs to have NO outside dependencies (no .NET or Java to run), no bloatware items that need to be installed after the agent installs, and most importantly it needs to be of an extremely small size/footprint and take up little to no resources. This is an incredible engineering feat of engineering, and is therefore a true litmus test to the sheer quality of software the engineering team can produce.
The Democratization of Embedded Systems
Many years ago when I (CEO Jason Dettbarn) was an Embedded Software Engineer, and the cost of our tools that we leveraged approached $100k per engineer. Aside from the obvious innovations in cloud services (Github) & hardware prototyping tools (3D Printers)… the hardware electronics we used and commercial embedded operating systems meant that a lot of cash outlay was needed to build embedded computing devices. We also needed to build our own internal support tools from scratch because nothing existed, inevitably forced to build software outside the core competency of the products that we were tasked to create. The funny thing today, nobody says ’embedded’ anymore, because everything is a computing device and they’re nearly all ‘connected‘… ie Internet-of-Things
You never know where the future holds with computing devices. Addigy is on the cutting edge of strictly Macs today and for the foreseeable future, but we have spent some time running Addigy’s agent on a $35 RasberryPI. As you can see we use 0% CPU and 1.2% memory footprint on this tiny little RasberryPI. Running Addigy on Linux, ChomeOS ChromeBooks… you never know what systems will require better management tools.
This is Addigy running remotely jobs on a RasberryPI and possibly managing millions of these devices simultaneously
It’s exciting what may lay ahead in the next 10 years and Addigy is extremely well positioned with the foundation and infrastructure of whatever the future holds for us in IT.
Keep I.T. Real,
The Addigy Team.