Google launches Cloud IoT, the platform to manage connected devices

Google has officially launched its new platform called Google Cloud IoT Core, designed to help companies secure and manage IoT solutions

Google has officially launched its new platform called Google Cloud IoT Core. The service had already been presented during the I/O conference in May 2017 and is now available in its beta version. It is a platform built with the purpose of helping the creation of new solutions for the Internet of Things.

Google Cloud IoT Core is a fully managed service on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) that helps companies secure and manage their IoT solutions. According to Mountain View's statements, the platform will also serve to control millions of Internet of Things devices located in different locations. Through the use of the Cloud IoT system, the service will also be able to provide efficient analysis of incoming data and help companies and SMEs in the use of IoT objects. This new platform can also be integrated on several other Mountain View data analytics services, such as: Google Cloud Pub/Sub, Google Cloud Dataflow, Google Cloud Bigtable, Google BigQuery and Google Cloud Machine Learning Engine.

Google Cloud IoT Core

One of the new features of this Google service is that it can certify its data thanks to the Certificate Authority (CA) key. Google Cloud IoT Core in addition to using the MQTT protocol will also support http connections. This will make it easier and faster to enter data at scale. Mountain View has let it be known that the platform provides APIs for its applications to retrieve and update device properties and establish even when the device is not connected. Pricing for the service is based on the volume of data consumed per month. And if you use less than 250MB, the service is totally free.