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Google Launches Global IoT Connectivity

Google is stepping up its Internet of Things game, launching general availability for Cloud IoT Core, a managed service to help enterprises securely connect and manage millions of globally dispersed IoT devices.

Cloud IoT Core works with the broader Google Cloud IoT Service to ingest IoT data and connect it to analytics and machine learning to get actionable insights, according to a post on the Google Cloud Platform Blog Wednesday signed by Indranil Chakraborty, product manager, Google Cloud.


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Enterprises are already using Cloud IoT core for applications including smart cities, the sharing economy and seismic research, Chakraborty says.

Google is working with device and application partners to build out its ecosystem. Parters include Cisco, Intel and Sierra Wireless, Chakraborty says.

IoT Core went into public beta in the fall. The new version adds the ability to publish data streams from the IoT Core protocol bridge to multiple Cloud Pub/Sub topics, to simplify deployments, says the Google man. (See Google's Cloud IoT Core Platform Moves to Public Beta.)

Google acquired Xively, a division of LogMein Inc., for $50 million last week, to build IoT strength. (See Google Buys Xively for $50M to Build IoT Muscle.)

IoT is hot for cloud platforms, who are looking to generate revenue by connecting devices to analytics and management. Amazon Web Services Inc. and Microsoft Azure each offer IoT services similar to Google Cloud's.

A recent IDC report shows predicts spending on IoT could reach $772.5 billion this year and $1 trillion by 2020. (See IoT Spending to Reach $772B in 2018 – Report.)

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Ariella 2/23/2018 | 4:01:47 PM
Re: IoT spending @mhhf1ve I'd imagine so. But we're not at a trillion yet and only expected to cross that line in a couple of years, according to IDC. See https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS43295217

Worldwide spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) is forecast to reach $772.5 billion in 2018, an increase of 14.6% over the $674 billion that will be spent in 2017. A new update to the International Data Corporation (IDCWorldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide forecasts worldwide IoT spending to sustain a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.4% through the 2017-2021 forecast period surpassing the $1 trillion mark in 2020 and reaching $1.1 trillion in 2021.
mhhfive 2/23/2018 | 3:14:00 PM
Re: IoT spending Is IoT spending really that close to $1 trillion now? That must include some pretty basic IoT devices like connected doorbells and WiFi power outlets..? 
mhhfive 2/23/2018 | 3:12:31 PM
Re: Google Heh. Except Google is still missing "social" data... until one of its messenging apps gets more popular? Perhaps someday when Fi wireless plans are better -- more users will switch to Android messaging apps? 
Susan Fourtané 2/23/2018 | 2:43:10 AM
IoT spending With spending on IoT reaching $1 trillion by 2020 we can also expect even more growth in the cloud space when the 2020 explosion of technologies occur in just less than two years’ time.
Ariella 2/22/2018 | 10:18:27 PM
Google Well if Google gets to add IoT connectivity to all its other data uploads, it really will have a most comprehensive picture of just about everything users are doing. 
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