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Building an IoT Edge Application with macchina.io and Docker (Part 2)

InfluxDB Dashboard

Welcome back to the second and final part of my article where I describe how I’ve built a simple edge computing application by combining macchina.io EDGE and macchina.io Remote Manager with InfluxDB, a widely used time-series database, with everything running in Docker containers that can be managed via Portainer. In the first part, I described how I’ve […]


Building an IoT Edge Application with macchina.io and Docker (Part 1)

macchina.io Edge Demo Setup

Following up my previous blog post about edge computing, in this blog post I will show how to build an edge computing application by combining macchina.io EDGE and macchina.io Remote Manager with a number of other applications. These are Docker, as everything will be deployed in containers, Portainer, for providing a nice remotely-accessible web interface for managing […]

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On the Edge

Mountain Edge

If you’ve been following the Internet of Things space in the last 2-3 years you have very likely encountered the term edge computing, which now everyone touts as the Next Big Thing. So what’s the hype all about? Unfortunately, there is no generally agreed upon definition of edge computing (yet), so depending on whom you […]

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macchina.io Remote Manager 2.7.0 Available

Remote Manager

macchina.io Remote Manager delivers secure remote access and management via web, apps, shell (SSH) and remote desktop (VNC, RDP). No worries about insecure port forwarding, scarce public IPv4 addresses, or complex and inflexible VPNs. We are happy to announce the release of macchina.io Remote Manager 2.7.0. This release brings a number of new features and […]

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Two-Factor Authentication in macchina.io Remote Manager

Today we’re releasing version 2.4.0 of macchina.io Remote Manager. The most important feature in this release is support for two-factor authentication using time-based one-time passwords (TOTPs), such as supported by apps like Google Authenticator or Authy.  If enabled in the global application configuration, a user can set up two-factor authentication in their account page in […]

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macchina.io Remote Manager 2.0

It’s hard to believe, but this year macchina.io Remote Manager already turns 10 years old. Of course, the current version of Remote Manager has not much in common with its early humble beginnings (back then called my-devices.net), except for the basic product idea: providing secure, hassle-free remote access to IoT devices via web and other […]

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Setting Up the macchina.io Remote Manager Server on AWS

macchina.io Remote Manager provides secure remote access to connected devices – for end users, service providers and support teams. Setting up your own macchina.io Remote Manager server on Amazon AWS is now easier than ever. We now provide a pre-configured AMI (Amazon Machine Image) which has everything required to run the Remote Manager server preinstalled and […]

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Connecting a Smart Streetlamp to ThingSpeak with macchina.io

At the place where our office is located there’s also a “smart city” research project going on, including a cool autonomous shuttle and a couple of “smart” street lamps. These lamps contain environmental sensors, as well as other gadgets like a display and cameras. The idea was to get the sensor data – temperature, humidity, […]

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The End of Cloud Computing?

I recently came across a great talk by Peter Levine, a partner at Andreesen Horowitz, titled “Return to the Edge and the End of Cloud Computing”. He gives a good introduction to edge computing, why there’s no way around it and how it will change IT in the coming years. Basically we’re entering a new […]

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iX Special Internet of Things

German iX magazine by Heise has published a new special issue on Internet of Things. I have contributed two articles to the magazine special issue. The first one is about edge and fog computing, the hottest topic currently in IoT. The other one is about IoT programming with C++, which I (unsurprisingly) consider the most […]