AWS IOT platform will be a new platform for DCIM

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Implementing DCIM on an IOT Platform. And that the end of DCIM is coming. What I didn’t think about was how quickly things can change and AWS would be at the center of this change.

AWS Re:invent is going on. I have never gone, but have plenty of friends who are there and I can chat with them. What I did do yesterday was watch Andy Jassy’s opening keynote and the best part was the last 15 minutes where Andy covered the AWS IOT Platform. Below are the 8 parts of the platform.

Also I placed a pre-order for an AWS DeepLens

With the AWS Platform the current ways of building DCIM are shown to be in the past. The future is to build DCIM on IOT. All you DCIM vendors get ready to compete against AWS and its partners. This includes Litbit who was trying to do a subset of AWS IOT. Luckily for DCIM vendors AWS IOT is not targeting the DCIM market. AWS IOT is going after the industrial IOT market which is magnitudes bigger. I checked out the vendor list to run their services on at the edge and it is impressive for a start at launch.

AWS IOT is good enough that I am looking to add it to a lab environment to play with it more. 

AWS IoT Services

AWS IoT Core 

AWS IoT Core is a managed cloud platform that lets connected devices easily and securely interact with cloud applications and other devices. IoT Core can support billions of devices and trillions of messages, and can process and route those messages to AWS endpoints and to other devices reliably and securely.

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AWS IoT Device Management 

AWS IoT Device Management is a service that makes it easy to securely onboard, organize, monitor, and remotely manage IoT devices at scale.

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AWS Greengrass

AWS Greengrass is software that lets you run local compute, messaging & data caching for connected devices in a secure way. With AWS Greengrass, connected devices can run AWS Lambda functions, keep device data in sync, and communicate with other devices securely - even when not connected to the Internet.

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AWS IoT Analytics

AWS IoT Analytics is a fully-managed service that makes it easy to run sophisticated analytics on massive volumes of IoT data without having to worry about all the cost and complexity typically required to build your own IoT analytics platform. It is the easiest way to run analytics on IoT data and get insights to make better and more accurate decisions for IoT applications and machine learning use cases.

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Amazon FreeRTOS

Amazon FreeRTOS is an operating system for microcontrollers that makes small, low-power edge devices easy to program, deploy, secure, connect, and manage.

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AWS IoT 1-Click 

AWS IoT 1-Click is a service that makes it easy for simple devices to trigger AWS Lambda functions that execute a specific action. Some examples of possible actions include calling technical support, reordering goods and services, or locking and unlocking doors and windows.

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AWS IoT Button

The AWS IoT Button is a programmable button based on the Amazon Dash Button hardware. This simple Wi-Fi device is easy to configure and designed for developers to get started with AWS IoT CoreAWS LambdaAmazon DynamoDBAmazon SNS, and many other Amazon Web Services without writing device-specific code.

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AWS IoT Device Defender

AWS IoT Device Defender is a fully managed service that helps you secure your fleet of IoT devices. AWS IoT Device Defender continuously audits the security policies associated with your devices to make sure that they aren’t deviating from security best practices. AWS IoT Device Defender also lets you monitor devices for behavior that deviates from what you have defined as appropriate behavior for each device. 

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