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Google Adds Managed Internet Of Things Service To Its Cloud Platform

Google announced that it is adding a fully managed IoT PaaS to its cloud platform. Google Cloud IoT Core, the latest addition to Google Cloud Platform, brings device management, machine-to-machine communication, security, and analytics to connected devices.

For hyper-scale cloud providers, IoT platform service is a logical extension of existing building block services. Based on the underlying compute, storage, networking, security, and database infrastructure, an IoT PaaS is a verticalized solution for managing connected devices. Amazon, IBM, and Microsoft have been offering IoT PaaS to customers since 2015. Google is one of the last entrants in the public cloud market to deliver this capability.

Google Cloud IoT Core fills a significant gap that existed in Google’s public cloud service offerings. It is tightly integrated with existing services such as Cloud Pub/Sub, Cloud Functions, Cloud Dataflow, Big Table, Big Query, Cloud ML and Data Lab. Though Cloud Pub/Sub acted as the ingestion layer with asynchronous publish-subscribe patterns, customers had to deal with the plumbing for device communication and messaging. Through the new IoT service, customers can securely onboard the devices and configure machine-to-machine communication.

Read the entire article at Forbes

Janakiram MSV is an analyst, advisor, and architect. Follow him on Twitter,  Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Janakiram MSV heads the Cloud Infrastructure Services at Aditi Technologies. He was the founder and CTO of Get Cloud Ready Consulting, a niche Cloud Migration and Cloud Operations firm that recently got acquired by Aditi Technologies. In his current role, he leads a highly talented engineering team that focuses on migrating and managing applications deployed on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.
Janakiram is an industry analyst with deep understanding of Cloud services. Through his speaking, writing and analysis, he helps businesses take advantage of the emerging technologies. He leverages his experience of engaging with the industry in developing informative and practical research, analysis and authoritative content to inform, influence and guide decision makers. He analyzes market trends, new products / features, announcements, industry happenings and the impact of executive transitions.
Janakiram is one of the first few Microsoft Certified Professionals on Windows Azure in India. Demystifying The Cloud, an eBook authored by Janakiram is downloaded more than 100,000 times within the first few months. He is the Chief Editor of a popular portal on Cloud called www.CloudStory.in that covers the latest trends in Cloud Computing. Janakiram is an analyst with the GigaOM Pro analyst network where he analyzes the Cloud Services landscape. He is a guest faculty at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) where he teaches Big Data and Cloud Computing to students enrolled for the Masters course. As a passionate speaker, he has chaired the Cloud Computing track at premier events in India.
He has been the keynote speaker at many premier conferences, and his seminars are attended by thousands of architects, developers and IT professionals. His sessions are rated among the best in every conference he participates.
Janakiram has worked at the world-class product companies including Microsoft Corporation, Amazon Web Services and Alcatel-Lucent. Joining as the first employee of Amazon Web Services in India, he was the AWS Technology Evangelist. Prior to that, Janakiram spent 10 years at Microsoft Corporation where he was involved in selling, marketing and evangelizing the Microsoft Application Platform and Tools.

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