In a highly predictable declaration this week at AWS re:Invent, AWS broadcasted a move into the Internet of Things (IoT) space on Thursday with the opening of AWS IoT, a administered cloud platform that lets linked devices interact with AWS services. The platform is presently in beta version.
According to the statement, devices join to AWS IoT’s Device Gateway, and manufacturers set regulations for what AWS IoT does with the information they send.
AWS IoT offers an SDK to make it simple for developers to utilize the AWS IoT functionality from linked devices, as well as mobile and web software.
“The promise of the Internet of Things is to make everyday products smarter for consumers, and for businesses to enable better, data-driven offerings that weren’t possible before. World-leading organizations like Philips, NASA JPL, and Sonos already use AWS services to support the back-end of their IoT applications,” Marco Argenti, Vice President, Mobile and IoT, AWS said in a statement. “Now, AWS IoT enables a whole ecosystem of manufacturers, service providers, and application developers to easily connect their products to the cloud at scale, take action on the data they collect, and create a new class of applications that interact with the physical world.”