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Exploit the Strengths of the Public Cloud for Your IoT Platform

Published: 18 March 2016

ID: G00297298

Analyst(s): Kyle Hilgendorf


Elasticity, global reach, scalable stream processing and data analytics features make cloud computing the ideal platform for Internet of Things solutions. IT architects should start now to assess cloud IoT platform suites for capabilities that will underpin IoT projects today and in the future.

Table Of Contents
  • Recommendations


  • IoT Platforms
  • Cloud Capabilities Are the Perfect Fit for IoT Platform Requirements
    • Suitability Factor 1: Geographic Reach
    • Suitability Factor 2: Stream-Processing Elasticity
    • Suitability Factor 3: Data Processing and Storage Scalability
    • Suitability Factor 4: Data Integration and Analytics
    • Putting It All Together: The Quintessential Technology for IoT
  • The Major IoT Cloud Platform Providers and Their Offerings
    • Amazon Web Services
    • IBM Watson IoT Platform
    • Microsoft Azure IoT Suite
  • Other Cloud IoT Platform Providers of Interest
  • Get Educated on IoT Cloud Platforms
  • Evaluate IoT Cloud Platform Offerings Now
  • Find a Business Problem That You Think Can Be Solved by IoT and Run a Small Pilot, Connecting the Project to a General-Purpose IoT Platform in the Cloud
  • Push IoT Cloud Platform Providers to Make Their Solutions Easier to Use and More Robust


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