Cloud Computing Introduction in Embedded

Introduction to Embedded Cloud Computing Services

Cloud computing is all about anything that involves delivering hosted services over the internet. These types of services are divided into three main categories of cloud computing: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). A cloud can be public or private, the purpose of cloud computing is to provide scalable; easy access for IT services and computing resources.

In Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications, the ability to remotely store, collect, visualize and monitor data is of high importance. Clients have the choice to associate software elements and build others their back-end server system. Choosing the right solution depends on many factors including capital investment, core competency, complexity, and time to market.

Advantages of Embedded Cloud Systems:

The cloud offers a route for the enterprise to pursue opportunities cost-effectively and swiftly. Prior to cloud systems in embedded, developers had to buy or develop, maintain, configure their own software applications and servers. The cloud provides the capacity to deploy cloud-based solutions swiftly and easily with small to no capital expenditure.

There is not much capital investment that is required for a small-startup. No need for software, hardware servers, and license and no need to build a computer room and manage it and also build a secure location.

Cloud Computing Delivery Models:

Infrastructure-As-A-Service (IaaS)

Users use “fundamental computing resources” such as storage, processing power, middleware, or networking components. The consumer can control the storage, operating system, and any deployed applications. IaaS customers are those enterprises with extensive IT expertise and require access to the power of computing but don’t want to be responsible for maintaining, installing the hardware.

Platform-As-A-Service (PaaS) 

PaaS is a cloud-based platform which enterprises can use to write software that integrates with existing applications and develops their respective custom applications. Paas is mostly used by established enterprises that are focusing to outsource a piece of their infrastructure and is the smallest in a segment of the cloud computing market.

Software-As-A-Service (SaaS)

The largest part of the delivery model within the cloud is a suite of applications or applications that reside in the cloud instead of the user’s device and hard drive. Some of the most common examples of SaaS includes Shutterfly, Salesforce.com, and Google Maps.

Embedded Cloud Computing Models

Selection Criteria for Cloud Platforms:

As there exist many cloud solutions, deciding which solution is suitable will depend on your business goals and application needs. Following are a few selection criteria that will help to make the right choice:

Agent Code Size or Device API

Cloud solutions need a piece of software that has to be placed on the remote device. This (API) application, a programming interface code snippet communicates the device how to connect and interface with the cloud-based system.

Protocols Supported

XML is one protocol that is used for moving data off a device to a cloud-based system. When attempting to minimize the latency and overhead, UDP, REST, MQTT, GPRS, SNP, and other Transport control protocols ( TCP) are considered to provide better performance.

Hardware Platform

Given the wealth of microprocessor and microcontroller options in the market, working with a cloud vendor that can well support your processor architecture is of utmost importance.

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Advantages of Embedded Cloud Systems

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