Google Cloud IoT Core to retire in 2023
News|by Jack Fannon|16 August 2022
Google is ending its Cloud IoT Core managed service on August 16 2023, leaving users with one year to find an alternative solution.
What does this mean for your business?
Once Google Cloud Iot Core service reaches end of life, users will be unable to access IoT Core Device Manager API’s. Google’s announcement regarding Cloud IoT Core end of life has come as a surprise to some, but it also presents a great opportunity for your application/solution.
How can you begin to prepare?
You should start exploring what options are available to you.
We can help with this and discuss Microsoft’s Azure IoT platform as an alternative to Google’s Cloud IoT Core. Whether you use this as an opportunity to rework your IoT solution from the ground up, or you want to move your existing solution to the Azure platform with minimal changes, our in-house Microsoft accredited Azure IoT architects can support you.
IoT Kickstart Programme
Our IoT Kickstart Programme was designed in conjunction with Microsoft and can help you explore what’s possible when creating a successful IoT solution on Azure from the ground up.
The multi-phase programme provides you with access to our technical services team and IoT specialists from Microsoft.
We start by understanding your objectives and strategy before undertaking a series of activities to support your technical adoption of IoT and help you build an IoT business model. And if you're developing solutions to sell on, we'll even help define your value proposition and go-to-market plan.
There are six stages to the kickstart programme:
- Objectives - Understand intended IoT/Data usage opportunities at your company
- Discovery - Apprehend technology and business possibilities of IoT/Data
- Design - Set the technology blueprint of the IoT/Data integration in my business
- Assess - Review your blueprint in conjunction with validated learning
- Deploy - Deploy corresponding infrastructure blueprint and sensors
- Review - Programme debrief and engagement next steps identification
You can find out more about our IoT kickstart programme here, or speak to a member of the team by calling, emailing, or completing the form on this page.
Azure Design Service
If you were satisfied with your existing IoT solution on Google’s Cloud IoT Core and just need to find a new provider, this is where the Azure Design Service can help.
With this service we can help you translate your Google Cloud IoT solution on to Azure IoT with minimal disruption. We consider the five pillars of a well architected Azure framework: reliability, security, cost optimisation, operational excellence, and performance efficiency in light of your longer-term business objectives.
Our Azure-certified Solutions Architects can provide a bespoke Azure architecture high-level design giving you a stable and scalable base for growth. You will also receive a detailed cost estimate and all the associated technical documentation.
Learn more about our Azure Design Service here.
Why choose Grey Matter to support your IoT solution on Azure?
- We are a Microsoft specialist and hold nine Microsoft accreditations at gold and silver level
- We’re one of only three partners in the UK, and 45 globally, to be recognised by Microsoft as an ‘Azure Specialist for ISV’
- We have an in-house team of Microsoft accredited Azure IoT architects and access to direct support from Microsoft
Contact Grey Matter
If you have any questions or want some extra information, complete the form below and one of the team will be in touch ASAP. If you have a specific use case, please let us know and we'll help you find the right solution faster.
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