So here’s the question. How do we leverage the benefits of Cloud Computing for IoT applications, yet still take advantage of computing at the edge? On the surface, these would appear to be competing forces. Add the necessary omnipresence of security to this mix and we have a potential conundrum to deal with. Who will take the lead in addressing, no less solving the problems?
Cloud makes possible the Internet of Things, that global assortment of connected devices, sensors and systems. The cloud supports analytics and processing of all the data streaming in from the “things.” However, some industry observers question whether cloud makes it all more expensive and complicated than need be.