How Did IoT Cloud Become the Best? Find Out.

IoT Cloud Connection

[Why Do We Need an IoT Cloud Solution?]


These days, when IoT has penetrated the mainstream technology and marketplace, the growing IoT devices generate a vast amount of data that is more convoluted and challenging to control and manage. How to take over big data becomes an urgent problem to solve for intelligent IoT development. To elaborate, we may need to:


  • Make sure the stable connection for each IoT device from anywhere through the Internet;
  • Figure out the working conditions of each IoT device (status, battery level, activation time, online time, configuration, location map, movement detection, etc.);
  • Issue commands to each IoT device to adjust its state or control some switches, such as carry out deep-sleep mode to save battery, wake up from power-efficient mode;
  • Update the default configuration or firmware for each IoT device.


In this digital revolution, reliability and controllability are the paramount factors to consider. Enterprises invest heavily in on-site IT infrastructure with all servers, hardware, and software waiting to be set up, maintenance upgraded, and security ensured. However, the costly on-site server infrastructure usually features unstable, vulnerable, and hardly scalable. Then the flexible IoT cloud deployment comes out.


[Benefits of IoT Cloud]

  • Scalability. On-premise server infrastructures always require purchasing more hardware and engaging in increased configuration efforts to make sure the whole IT system performs properly. In contrast, the IoT cloud simply leases another virtual server or more cloud space to implement the scalability. The IoT cloud is a great driving force for IoT development via solving the data-driven requirements of IoT devices.


  • Data Accessibility. The data stored and processed in an IoT cloud can be approached worldwide under Internet or wireless communication coverage. This means the data access on the IoT cloud is not bound by any geography. This accessibility is foremost for IoT projects involving real-time provision, monitoring, update, and management with IoT devices deployed in a remote rural or mountain area. As time goes by, the IoT cloud has been proven an efficient solution for data transfer through Internet, WiFi or Ethernet.


  • Cost-effectiveness. The IoT cloud reduces the up-front costs of infrastructure setup and offers flexible scheme services in case limits the storage requirements or scales down the number of IoT devices. In this way, the entire cost is easier to calculate and control. The independent MySQL database backup service is also strong support in case of any business losses resulting from service downtime or outage. By removing the construction of on-site systems, server setup, hardware, and software, the technical support can get free from daily management and maintenance.


  • Inter-device Communication. The IoT cloud plays the role of seamless communication coordinators with its robust APIs to smoothly interact between smart IoT devices designed with diverse wireless communication technologies.


[Detailed Functions of ThinkWill IoT Cloud]

Besides, ThinkWill IoT Cloud can deal with many IoT device problems for a comprehensive IoT project:
(1) Configure IoT devices in the cloud;
(2) Monitor IoT devices’ status updates and events;
(3) Send commands or update the configurations to IoT devices from a console, from SDK, from code, etc.;
(4) Store the commands until the wake-up of deep-sleep-mode IoT devices;
(5) Collect and analyze the incoming data and then optimize our IoT devices’ behavior and configuration.


[What is in the IoT Cloud]

IoT Platform.

The IoT platform supports the configuration, management, and automation of smart IoT devices within a specific IoT infrastructure thus making it possible for inter-device to communicate, cooperate and act intelligently. In general, an IoT infrastructure is a mixture of communication technologies, and various isolated IoT devices forming a quite complicated ecosystem. So it is primary and fundamental to have a common point for holistic communication and management. Therefore, the integrated IoT platform offers systematic collaboration possibilities for all connected IoT devices.


Cloud Computing.

Cloud computing empowers enterprises to upgrade their IT performance and reduce expenditures that create and maintain on-site IT architecture for storing data and running applications via its unmatched speed and scale. It is not only more cost-effective and secure, but also offers more flexibility in corporate data mobility, co-worker collaboration, and data recovery solutions, helping enterprises concentrate on their core business development.

Furthermore, cloud computing has the advantage of fault tolerance. An additional server can be set up for the backup of devices and applications.



To sum up, the groundbreaking IoT cloud is a remarkably effective booster for IoT industry advancement. This is especially true in case of the IoT device management, where a scalable, cost-effective, and communicable IoT cloud solution can make all the difference. Hence, we can expect new IoT devices or applications to publish based on IoT and cloud combinations. And, ThinkWill is ready to launch its IoT cloud platform – ThinkWill Cloud – to chase this forefront revolution ever.



Cindy Chan, Wireless Communication Marketing, ThinkWill
ThinkWill is the provider of wireless communication modules, IoT router modules, IoT mobile broadband devices, and IoT comprehensive solutions that enable wireless connections of any scale.


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