Two years after its acquisition by Apple, the device fleet management (MDM) service Fleetsmith is on the verge of closing. Apple announced that new registrations have not been possible since April 21.
Existing customers will be able to continue using the service until October 21 only, after which they will no longer be able to connect or send configuration profiles to devices. In other words, they will have to migrate to another MDM. Apple is putting forward two guides (“Choosing an MDM solution” and “Deploying Apple platforms”) to help professionals choose a new solution.
The announcement of the closure of the service coincides with the launch in the United States of Apple Business Essentials, an offer intended for SMBs which includes a device management solution based undoubtedly on the technologies or skills of Fleetsmith.