Importance of Cloud Computing and Internet of Things Integration

The integration of IoT and cloud computing solutions is the future of the Internet, solving several business hurdles and opening up new research and business opportunities.

FREMONT, Calif.: Cloud computing allows businesses to store, manage, and process data on cloud-enabled platforms that offer scalability, connectivity, and flexibility. Many cloud computing models facilitate digital transformation, efficiency, and business growth when implemented successfully. However, when combined with the Internet of Things (IoT), the cloud offers unprecedented capabilities that accelerate business growth.

In an IoT ecosystem, different cloud services and solutions fulfill many roles. Some cloud computing services integrate machine learning, business intelligence tools, and SQL engines to accomplish complex IoT-related activities.

Allows remote access to the computer: With vast storage capacity, IoT eliminates the need for on-premises infrastructure. With the continuous development and advancements in internet-based technology, such as the internet and devices that support advanced cloud solutions, cloud technology has entered the mainstream. Cloud solutions are rife with IoT and allow businesses to use remote IT services with a single click or command.

Security and privacy: With cloud technology and IoT, companies can significantly reduce security issues by automating tasks. IoT-enabled cloud technology is a system that offers preventive, detective, and remedial control. With effective authentication and encryption processes, it also provides robust security guarantees to its consumers. In IoT assets, protocols such as biometrics make it easier to manage and protect user identities and data.

Data integration: Current technological advancements have not only seamlessly merged IoT and cloud, but also provide real-time connectivity and communication. This makes it easy to extract real-time insights into important business activities and integrate data on the fly with 24/7 connectivity. Cloud-based solutions with robust data integration capabilities can store, process, and analyze a large volume of data collected from many sources.

Minimal Hardware Dependence: Several IoT solutions offer plug-and-play hosting services enabled by cloud integration with IoT. With cloud-based IoT hosting, no equipment or infrastructure is needed to provide the necessary agility for IoT devices. It is now simple for enterprises to adopt large-scale IoT initiatives across multiple platforms and move to omnichannel communication.

Organizational continuity: Due to their agility and reliability, cloud computing solutions can ensure business continuity in the event of an emergency, data loss or natural disaster. Cloud services are provided through a network of data servers located in many geographies and maintaining multiple backup copies of data. IoT-based operations continue to function in the event of a disaster and data recovery is simplified.

Communication between multiple devices and touchpoints: Cloud solutions enable IoT devices and services to communicate and interact with each other. Cloud and IoT can interact with devices and connect them by providing many robust APIs. Having cloud-based communication capabilities speeds up the contact process.

Response time and data processing: The combination of edge computing and IoT technologies reduces response times and accelerates data processing capabilities. Maximum utilization requires the implementation of IoT with cloud computing and edge computing solutions.

Sherry J. Basler