By Indranil Chakraborty, Product Manager, Google Cloud
Today we’re announcing a new fully-managed Google Cloud Platform (GCP) service called Google Cloud IoT Core. Cloud IoT Core makes it easy for you to securely connect your globally distributed devices to GCP, centrally manage them and build rich applications by integrating with our data analytics services. Furthermore, all data ingestion, scalability, availability and performance needs are automatically managed for you in GCP style.
When used as part of a broader Google Cloud IoT solution, Cloud IoT Core gives you access to new operational insights that can help your business react to, and optimize for, change in real time. This advantage has value across multiple industries; for example:
So, why is this the right time for Cloud IoT Core?
Many enterprises that rely on industrial devices such as sensors, conveyor belts, farming equipment, medical equipment and pumps — particularly, globally distributed ones — are struggling to monitor and manage those devices for several reasons:
Cloud IoT Core is designed to help resolve these problems by removing risk, complexity and data silos from the device monitoring and management process. Instead, it offers you the ability to more securely connect and manage all your devices as a single global system. Through a single pane of glass you can ingest data generated by all those devices into a responsive data pipeline — and, when combined with other Cloud IoT services, analyze and react to that data in real time.
Several key Cloud IoT Core features help you meet these goals, including:
“With Google Cloud IoT Core, we have been able to connect large fleets of bicycles to the cloud and quickly build a smart transportation fleet management tool that provides operators with a real-time view of bicycle utilization, distribution and performance metrics, and it forecasts demand for our customers.”
— Jose L. Ugia, VP Engineering, Noa Technologies
Cloud IoT Core is currently available as a private beta, and we’re launching with these hardware and software partners:
Cloud IoT Device Partners
Cloud IoT Application Partners
When generally available, Cloud IoT Core will serve as an important, foundational tool for hardware partners and customers alike, offering scalability, flexibility and efficiency for a growing set of IoT use cases. In the meantime, we look forward to your feedback!