All infrastructure, platforms, software, or technologies that users access through the internet without requiring additional software downloads can be considered cloud computing services—including the following as-a-Service solutions.
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provides users with compute, networking, and storage resources.
Platforms-as-a-Service (PaaS) provides users with a platform on which applications can run, as well as all the IT infrastructure required for it to run.
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provides users with—essentially—a cloud application, the platform on which it runs, and the platform’s underlying infrastructure.
Function-as-a-Service (FaaS), an event-driven execution model, lets developers build, run, and manage app packages as functions without maintaining the infrastructure.
Depending on whom you ask, clouds can also be considered cloud services. Clouds are IT environments that abstract, pool, and share scalable resources across a network. Clouds enable cloud computing, which is the act of running workloads within a cloud environment. Clouds are a type of PaaS, since someone other than the user supplies the underlying infrastructure on which a web-based platform is provided.
Private clouds are loosely defined as a cloud environment solely dedicated to the end user, usually within the user’s firewall and sometimes on premise.
Public clouds are cloud environments created from resources not owned by the end user that can be redistributed to other tenants.
Hybrid clouds are multiple cloud environments with some degree of workload portability, orchestration, and management among them.
Multiclouds are IT systems that includes more than 1 cloud—public or private—that may or may not be networked together.
- IoT project management: we provide сonsistent and efficient reporting on project status and resource workload, track expenses, help plan and coordinate the development process, and ensure end-to-end process transparency.
- Team augmentation with IoT-specific technical knowledge and skills: we provide expertise in big data, IT security, artificial intelligence, etc., at any stage of the project.
- Hardware selection, design and development: we help choose or create custom IoT devices using market-available components, set up and configure the devices.
- IoT data analytics implementation: we introduce an analytics solution to process the data collected by the IoT sensors and get fact-based insights.
- Full-scale or partial IoT development: we deliver the whole IoT solution or take on any part of implementation (e.g., enabling the communication between smart things and cloud software, integrating IoT solutions with other enterprise systems).
3. Operations and maintenance
- Solving problems with an existing IoT solution (inefficiency, questionable ROI, a long development process, high operational and maintenance costs, functional and security issues, etc.).
- Planning and carrying out IoT solution evolution to improve the solution’s architecture, enhance its functional capabilities, fixing defects, and more.
WE AID YOU AT ANY STAGE OF YOUR IOT INITIATIVE
- Planning an IoT solution in line with business objectives: we study your business needs and goals of IoT implementation and determine the functionality of your future IoT solution.
- Preparing detailed IoT solution requirements: we create a comprehensive description of an IoT solution based on interviews with project stakeholders and potential users, feasibility studies, existing service descriptions analysis, legal, regulatory, environmental, and other requirements.
- Developing an IoT solution roadmap: we turn the planned deliverables into specific tasks and create a structured visual representation of when and how an IoT solution will be implemented.
- Designing an IoT architecture: we map a scalable IoT architecture tailored to support your specific business objectives based on the IoT solution requirements.
- Choosing an appropriate technology stack: we select reliable technologies that address your business needs efficiently and cost-effectively.
- Selecting hardware for an IoT solution or creating a specification for hardware engineering.
- Developing an IoT security strategy: we provide security at every IoT ecosystem level (e.g., device security, data security, operational technology security) and make sure your data collection and use are consistent with relevant standards and regulations (e.g., HIPAA in healthcare, ISA99/IEC 62443 in manufacturing, etc.).
- Implementing PoC (Proof of Concept): we create a simplified prototype of the IoT solution to validate the effectiveness of the solution’s architecture design, selected technologies, etc., and make sure it corresponds to your vision.