Cloud-based IoT: integration cloud computing with internet of things

Document Type: Research Paper


Department of Computer Engineering, Ayandegan Institute of Higher Education, Tonekabon, Iran.


Internet of Things (IoT) technology is based on interconnected things in a dynamic and distributed environment. The IoT contains many widely pervasive and heterogeneous small things with limited storage, energy resources, and processing capacities. These limitations are an obstacle for developing IoT applications and involve challenging issues such as interoperability, scalability, performance, and availability. Cloud Computing is one of the promising approaches that can be integrated with IoT to overcome these limitations. The Cloud provides shared resources (network, storage, computing, and software) and is characterized by ubiquitous, low-cost, and virtualization features. This paper presents the Cloud-based IoT platform and describes the communication, processing, and storage properties of it. This platform can benefit from the resources and services of the Cloud to collect, transmit, analyze, process, and store the data generated by the heterogeneous things. We also represent the projects that have implemented the Cloud-based IoT platform.


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