Microsoft, AWS, and IBM Cloud Strategies and Their Impact on IoT

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By Dan Shey | 2Q 2019 | IN-5524


The Relationship between Cloud Services and IoT


In 2014, cloud service providers were not on the radar of many enterprises pursuing Internet of Things (IoT) projects. In the last five years, however, there has been a complete change in awareness of the cloud and IoT, to the point that cloud service providers have become the starting point for many firms’ IoT solution journeys. There are four reasons for this:

  • Growth in Use of Cloud Services: More and more firms are taking advantage of the reduced Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) and Operational Expenditure (OPEX) costs afforded by use of public cloud services. The public cloud was first used for less critical data storage needs, but now firms are considering it for more sensitive data and application workloads. Demand for the latter activity is also driven by the availability of private and hybrid cloud services.
  • Cloud IoT Services: Cloud providers have grown their portfolios of IoT services, starting with data ingestion services but quickly adding messaging services, dashboarding, data management, and a range of analytics services. Cl…

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