We’re very pleased to announce the release of our latest major update to the Reekoh IoT Integration Platform and suite of tools.
Codenamed “Marina”, this release includes some incredibly powerful features that build on Reekoh’s existing market-leading capabilities focused on integration and interoperability for the Internet of Things. Here are some some
Adoption of Docker Containers
This is a big one – and the reason we codenamed this release “Marina”. Reekoh now utilises Docker Containers, and orchestrates those Containers using Kubernetes.
Containers allow Reekoh to take the agnostic, interoperable approach used when designing our Plugins, and apply it now to the infrastructure level of the platform. The full Reekoh IoT Integration Platform is now fully portable between Reekoh’s cloud, customer public cloud tenants or private data centres, on-premise solutions or hybrid infrastructure models.
Each Reekoh plugin and application deployed by a customer now runs in its own Container, dramatically improving performance, security and upgradability of platform components. It also means that developers building their own Plugins can now write those in whatever language they wish, and include their own required or custom libraries.
Enhanced and New Security Features
Security is always a massive focus for us, and in the release we are launching a number of features that increase native security (as a result of Containers) as well as security options for customers. Our new Certificates module gives customers the tools for PKI and X509 device certificate provisioning and management – create, provision and revoke device certificates, and apply them to devices through the Device Management module. IP-whitelisting is also a new feature.
We have talked to hundreds of customers since launching, and understand well the various stages of IoT solution maturity that many of them are going through. To help customers start with Reekoh earlier in their projects, we’ve introduced Dashboard Studio™ for building data visualisations and shareable dashboards. Data Sets have been added as a native object within Pipelines, creating “collection points” along the data workflows designed in Pipeline Studio™. These are then used to power various visualisation types in a Dashboard, which can then be shared much like Google documents between various projects stakeholders. The greatest benefit for Reekoh customers now is that they can have their early-stage requirements around visualisation met within the same platform that gives them the long-term value of IoT integration, which we know from customers first-hand will be a huge benefit for them.
The entire Reekoh platform is now built on a 100% API-first architecture. Every feature of the platform is now accessible through API’s, which are now being used by all of our own management console applications. This means customers can white-label or build custom applications that interact with core Reekoh capabilities.
There are a number of smaller enhancements that are part of this release alongside these exciting new features, and our team are ready to speak to you about how Reekoh can help you with reducing the complexity of IoT integration and get you started on turning your IoT strategy into a tangible and scalable reality. You can also download our new Capability White Paper which goes into some detail around many of these new features and the full platform capability.