Google Cloud will shut down its core IoT service next year

New Delhi: Google Cloud has announced the end of its core Internet of Things (IoT) services, and customers have until next August to switch to an alternative service. Google Cloud competitors Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft also offer similar IoT services. While AWS has an “IoT Core,” Microsoft offers an “IoT Hub” as part of its Azure cloud platform. Google Cloud announces price increases for some core services.

“Google Cloud’s IoT Core Service will be discontinued on August 16, 2023, at which time your access to the IoT Core Device Manager API will no longer be available,” said an update from the Google Cloud IoT Core Product Team. “We encourage you to take early action to migrate from IoT Core to an alternative service. As a first step, contact your Google Cloud account manager if you have questions about your migration plans,” the company advised.

Google Cloud launched IoT Core Services in 2017 to ease the task of sending data from connected devices to the company’s cloud environment. Companies can use IoT Core to define configuration parameters for newly deployed connected devices.

“IoT Core is a fully managed service that allows you to easily and securely connect, manage and receive data from millions of devices scattered around the world,” the company said.

IoT Core, combined with other Google Cloud services, provides a complete solution for collecting, processing, analyzing and visualizing real-time IoT data to improve operational efficiency.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on 18 Aug 2022 at 10:24 IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, visit our website

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