Connect the world of IoT using Cloud Connectivity best practices

Use case

Challenges & goals

Main challenges

Since the conception of the Internet of Things (IoT) technology, the world has experienced a steady increase in the number of connected devices. Additionally, these interconnected ‘things’ generate massive amounts of data, making storage and management of IoT information challenging.

At the same time connecting the world of IoT using cloud technology faces challenges such as data security, compliance, and network failure. In most cases, enterprises fail to secure and adhere to regulations while connecting their IoT solutions to the cloud. Besides, the vast IoT data transfers to the cloud can place enormous pressure on network bandwidth.

Business/technical goals

Secure and effortless deployment of IoT solutions globally.

Cloud Connectivity best practices enable enterprises to connect devices to the cloud seamlessly with secure network connectivity worldwide. The solution allows businesses to improve their operations rapidly through large IoT deployments at scale.


Cloud computing is the backbone of the IoT that continues to transform the business and social landscape in remarkable ways. Cloud connectivity allows enterprises to store and manage IoT devices' data over cloud platforms. The technology provides scalability in the delivery of applications.

You can connect the world of IoT using the following cloud connectivity best practices:

Understand your IoT workload – Before connecting your IoT data and applications into the cloud, it is essential to identify sensitive information and secure it before transferring it from your solutions to the cloud to ensure data privacy and comply with regulatory requirements.
Automated monitoring – Employ tools to monitor network availability and performance.
Partnering with the right cloud provider – Businesses must select the right cloud provider that will seamlessly handle their IoT data flows. The service provider should also handle planned IoT use cases in the future.
Architect the IoT service network for scalability – A single network bottleneck poses challenges in IoT solutions reliability and scalability. During cloud connectivity, you should architect redundancy and scalability into the design to mitigate single points of failure.
Leverage application elasticity – IoT developers can implement resources and services that support concurrent system instances and load balancing in the computing environment.
Deploy dedicated networks –  IoT vendors can implement dedicated networks to avoid the congestion that affects public internet connectivity.
Use a proof of concept (POC) testbed – IoT developers can run real-life PoC to test the IoT architecture performance and capabilities using an array of technical and administrative criteria before deploying the solution in actual production.

Situation before & after the implementation


Enterprises deploying IoT solutions globally face scalability and security challenges. Besides, using different devices on varying platforms has become unmanageable. IoT solutions have high complexity when compared to other cloud-based applications due to their diverse hardware composition, various operating systems and software on the devices, and a wide range of network gateway requirements.


Cloud connectivity best practices provide a fast and secure connection of equipment and machines to the cloud. Enterprises in all industries can now deploy IoT solutions rapidly while meeting scalability and security requirements.

Architecture diagram

*Sample high level design



Introduction with the client to understand his context - both business and technical. The aim of the phase is to explore this new context, gather the needs through exchange with the different key points of contact, answer unclear points, and agree on a defined scope.


Proposition of several potential solutions that could fit the need and iterate on it based on client feedback. In this step, we can include a prototype or a Proof of Concept to have a better sense of the feasibility of the architecture to put in place with its different layers/components.

Implementation & tests

Iterative phase based on Agile methodologies & rituals: sprint planning, demo, retrospective, prioritization, etc. Each sprint will include the implementation of the technical architecture, the deployment of the infrastructure, and the development phase if required.


Go in production with the defined solution and ensure post-production support if required.


Connecting the world of IoT using cloud connectivity offers various benefits such as:

  • Faster time to market - Cloud connectivity paves the way for massive data communication between millions of IoT devices and cloud services. It improves workflows for DevOps, who can store and access data remotely, allowing enterprises to deploy solutions without delay.
  • Scalability - Cloud computing enables IoT vendors to store and analyze massive datasets in real-time. Enterprises can scale up the infrastructure depending on their demands without worrying about the underlying hardware and infrastructure set up.
  • Affordability - Implementing IoT on cloud environments transfer the responsibility of deploying pricey hardware, time-consuming configuration, and network and infrastructure management to a cloud partner.
  • Reduced errors - Architecting scalability and redundancy during IoT cloud connectivity eliminates network bottlenecks and ensures your IoT service scales based on user demands. Organizations can also reduce IoT solution implementation challenges by leveraging a PoC testbed.
  • Increased visibility - Cloud computing monitoring tools enable enterprises to detect and take remedial actions when the IoT network available or performance fail to meet your business requirements.

Getting started with Technofy

At Technofy, we provide the required expertise, needed flexibility, and advanced tools to connect your IoT solutions to the cloud without breaking the bank. We provide the necessary customizations and configurations to ensure uninterrupted and secure IoT services and operations. We follow the best practices and deploy appropriate tools to set up scalable infrastructure for your IoT deployments. This approach helps speed up the product development process and cut down operation costs.
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