Companies are finding that with the Internet of Things phenomenon beginning to take over their office, the reliance on a reliable cloud solution is growing. This fast growth of sensor-based devices is seeing everything from vehicles to safety equipment, machinery, locks and even everyday objects like the simple light bulb getting smarter than ever before.
The vision of every light bulb in a building being run by sensors is every techy's dream. However the problem lies with the data, networks and processing requirements just not being up to scratch when all the light bulbs need to be connected and run. With Gartner estimating by 2020 there will be at least 26 billion connected devices, a major rethink of data centre architecture will need to happen fast.
All of these clever new devices require set-up and controlled monitoring. So, having a monitoring interface that can be accessed from anywhere you want is critical to building a successful IoT device.
Utilising the cloud is the best way to control and monitor these devices without the need to access the device from an connected console.
The data being generated by IoT is where the real value is for organisations. But this all needs to be stored safely somewhere. In 2020, along with the billions of connected devices, there will be an estimated 5,200GB of data for every single person. Keeping up with this vast volume requires the ability to rapidly grow storage when required. Instead of just guessing how much space is needed and inevitably buying too much up front or panicking when storage is filling up, simply expand the cloud. The huge flexibility and scalability of the cloud is unprecedented in this respect.
The amount of stored data you have is pretty much useless until it is transformed into valuable information through analytics. The cloud is the perfect solution for these big data analytics. Environments for large data computing can be have the ability to be configured when needed, loaded with the relevant analytic software and shut down when it’s not needed anymore. The expenses are short term paying only when analysis is performed, providing long-term benefits.
The Internet of Things is here to stay but requires large amounts of planning, scalability and flexibility to reap the many benefits. Managing large numbers of devices, storing huge amounts of data and performing difficult analytics is not an easy task, but a task that the cloud can make much easier. Working with cloud service providers Hosting Techniques will give you the ability to focus more on improving your business faster and in a low risk manner.