The IoT environment is different from the traditional IT environment. Particularly in server IT, data stored in large server infrastructures are in close proximity and can be reached at relatively low cost. In IoT, teams managing large fleets of distributed connected devices must cope with a surge of real time data from individual devices, which are globally scattered and built on various hardware and operating system platforms. In these most often isolated and far reaching environments, interruptions in service and in the stream of data may indicate a device failure, an area network problem or an application performance issue.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://mender.io/blog/remote-monitor-raspberry-pi