Device Orchestration is what happens when you move beyond mobile device management (MDM) to bring the management of dedicated devices into DevOps.

MDM is an antiquated approach to device management; it was established in a pre-cloud computing world. MDM systems were set up to service bring-your-own-device (BYOD) scenarios; they didn’t really factor in building and maintaining fleets of dedicated devices.

Esper was conceived for the DevOps world to support continuous integration/continuous development (CI/CD). We’ve exposed the Esper platform through a set of REST APIs that can be integrated into cloud-based backend systems to automate the device management process—hence orchestration. We also provide the tools app developers need to work with dedicated devices through app development and testing, including support for our Android Tools, our SDK, and our CLI.