Questions tagged [cloud-computing]

For questions relating to cloud-computing and its pertinence to the Internet of Things. Use this tag for generic questions. If the question is referring to a specific platform consider using tags AWS or AZURE respectively for the Amazon and Microsoft platforms.

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Edge server traces

I am doing a research project and am looking for traces, i.e. logs, of any big edge server provider such as Azure for micro-services. While I did find it for a few, I could not find any traces where ...
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Is there an equivalent to the rsync toolset/protocol for the IoT world

Is rsync suitable for IoT devices to move data from and to the cloud? Is there an equivalent for devices that have an unreliable connection?
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Project IoT backend for monitoring sensor data

I'm newbie to cloud-iot services. I was challenged by my lecturer to build a backend system where it can send sensor data to cloud, store it, and host a website page. Its about monitoring microclimate ...
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Can GPS device report to other device without internet?

I have device A which that device made by only GPS+CONTROLLER. Can that GPS report their location to device B which made by Controller or it will better report to internet without using GSM module or ...
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How do I store device "trigger" configurations in the cloud?

One of my spare time projects is an automated irrigation system. I realize I'm not the first one to do this and that there is a large number of similar projects out there. However, I'm doing it for ...
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In what form should I store data in the cloud for a single device?

This question looks similar to What IoT services are available for storing/sending/publishing generic data in the cloud? though I haven't found a suitable answer yet. I'm building a light/temp/...
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A PhD researcher looking for guidance on IoT software development [closed]

I am a PhD researcher working on power systems of the future. My work focuses on energy management of distributed energy resources and providing services to the grid. Data acquisition and calculations ...
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Does server running on local host constitute IoT? [closed]

I have created a network, using mobile hotspot (without internet connectivity), between microcontroller and pc.(intranetwork) The designed server right now works on the local host. Will this be ...
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Transfer data from Python Script to the Cloud using Node Red [closed]

I am running a Python Script on a Raspberry Pi to get the data measured by a Smart Plug (voltage, current, energy, power). This data is being printed on the terminal of the Raspberry Pi, but what I ...
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How Smart Home devices communication works

I have a big doubt that I'm not able to solve. Basically, I want to understand how the smart device that I have in my home communicate with their servers, or better, how their servers can call its ...
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Privacy with Voice Assistants

I am interested in getting a Smart Home system with a good voice assistant, but my wife refuses to allow a voice assistant like Google Home or Amazon Alexa because she does not want ANY recordings ...
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How rapidly should the data from IoT devices be sent to the cloud?

I am configuring a Sonar Distance sensor to send data to a cloud. But the problem for me now is: I do not know when to send the data to this cloud. As far as I know, I could send the data ...
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How can IoT cloud services be made more reliable without excessive cost?

In one of my previous answers, I mentioned that when designing a cloud service to connect to IoT devices, it would be best to make the servers redundant in some way so that if one data centre or ...
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Why might data be sent to a cloud service when it could be processed on the edge?

I was recently reading Amazon's information about the AWS IoT Platform, and came across an interesting example use case: Although they don't describe how exactly the road condition data is sensed, if ...
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Which problems with cloud computing make edge computing useful?

I recently read an article in The Register, Don't let cloud slurp all your data. Chew it on the edge, says HPE: The basic pitch is that HPE's gear can do compute on your shop floor without taking ...
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