For many companies, it is common practice to rely on a collaborative model involving different partners or suppliers. This has the advantage of avoiding dependence on a single enterprise and enabling reliance on others in case of supply bottlenecks. In the technological sector, this approach is similar to the one in the manufacturing sector: You don't want to be dependent on just one supplier! And because every cloud has individual strengths and weaknesses, the following question quickly arises: Why not combine the strengths of different cloud providers? The answer to this question is the multi-cloud approach.
Possible reasons for shutting down the IoT core can be found in the first part of this blog series. Existent customers can now turn this shutdown into an advantage by benefitting from the other cloud providers. The shutdown mainly affects the following areas:
- Device connectivity
- Device management:
- IoT data ingestion
In this part of the blog series, we want to explain how these topics can be handled in a multi-cloud approach. Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services offer the possibility to connect IoT devices to the cloud and then store and process the data through the services provided by Google.