Amazon launches AWS IoT service out of beta. Cloud infrastructure provider Amazon Web Services today that its AWS IoT service for working with data from Internet-connected devices is now generally available.
[dropcap]A[/dropcap]mazon first announced the beta launch of AWS IoT at the AWS re:Invent conference in October. Part of the appeal of the service is that it abstracts away underlying compute and storage infrastructure.
Since the launch in October, Philips and Scout Alarm have started using the service, AWS chief evangelist Jeff Barr wrote in a blog post today.
AWS is the biggest public cloud around, but it’s not the only cloud with a service for working with devices on the Internet of Things. Earlier in the year Microsoft, which offers the Azure cloud, launched the IoT Suite, along with an Azure Certified for IoT program; and Salesforce introduced the IoT Cloud. Facebook-owned Parse came out with Internet of Things software development kits (SDKs).
Still, AWS cloud competitors like Google and IBM do not have products centered around the IoT, so this is another example of AWS having a lead on features. AWS, which now does more than $2 billion in quarterly revenue for Amazon, also strives to maintain its lead with cloud price cuts and geographical expansions.
AWS IoT is available in four AWS regions: US East (Northern Virginia), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo), according to a frequently asked questions (FAQ) page on the service.