Before cloud hyperscalers were coined as “hyperscalers”, the cloud was just becoming an idea businesses were toying with. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and software as a service (SaaS), likewise, were also fresh concepts, and the notion of leveraging web-based applications and infrastructure seemed exciting but also mysterious.
Today, these are common terms. Organizations have learned that the costs of “as-a-service” solutions are far more attractive than capital expenditures, and the opportunity to grow is controlled by a simple upgrade of a service plan.
But what does leveraging a hyperscaler look like today? And where does IoT fit into our rapidly growing technology sphere?
In this article, we’ll explore hyperscalers and their relationship to the Internet of Things. We’ll also take a closer look at how these powerful entities integrate with Coiote IoT Device Management solution to manage constrained -IoT devices.
The term “cloud hyperscaler” is used to describe large infrastructure-as-a-service organizations. These organizations invest heavily in the development of secure and sophisticated hardware and software environments that can be leveraged by other organizations.
Cloud hyperscalers are able to provision everything from computing power and storage resources to networking infrastructure for companies to run their own applications. Popular cloud hyperscalers include Amazon’s AWS, Microsoft’s Azure, and Google’s Cloud Platform.
And the benefits of using hyperscalers are plenty.
Cloud hyperscalers are growing and becoming common solutions given the value they offer organizations. Benefits include:
As deployment options go, there are three ways to build out your environment. As detailed above, less ownership is a better option for more and more entities. If you’re considering your options, here’s what each means:
Cloud hyperscalers are essential for the growth and development of IoT environments. A challenge many organizations face has to do with the efficient use of devices. This includes quick deployment and management.
While cloud hyperscalers provide an ecosystem for IoT devices to occupy, IoT device management, especially that of constrained IoT devices requires unique protocols. This is due to constrained IoT devices like actuators and sensors using less energy and having less computing power.
Coiote IoT Device Management (DM) is a solution to the hyperscaler-constrained IoT device problem. Coiote DM enables constrained IoT device management with AWS and Azure connectors via the LwM2M protocol. Implementations include secure device onboarding, complete device lifecycle management, and firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updates which are fully supported and natively integrated with Azure IoT Hub, Azure IoT Central, and AWS IoT Core.
As a low/no-code solution, Coiote DM is easy to roll out, saving precious time and streamlining complex environments.
Other benefits include:
Cloud hyperscalers are an important element in the expansion and evolution of the IoT for organizations. As constrained IoT devices are integrated into sophisticated cloud hyperscaler environments, organizations must find ways to successfully add and manage them. Solutions like Coiote DM are the answer. By pairing perfectly with AWS and Azure, it offers a smarter, simplified, and easier-to-manage environment.