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Introduction of Cloud of Things (CoT)
  • Last Updated : 14 Jul, 2020

Prerequisites – Components of IOT, Relationship between Cloud Computing and IOT
Cloud of Things (CoT) refers to integration of Internet of Things (IoT) with Cloud Computing (CC). Cloud of Things is a high-performance cloud-based IoT application platform which allows to remotely monitor, manage and control the IoT enabled devices. We can use Cloud of Things to connect our devices and machines and can monitor and manage it. Cloud Computing (CC) after integration with the Internet of Things (IoT), a new technological power/new paradigm is created known as Cloud of Things which provides a new business model with increased efficiency.

Nowadays, the number of IoT enabled devices are so high, and also the volume of IoT generated data is increasing with respect to that storing data locally and temporarily is not possible. Virtual resource utilization and storage capacity requirement is also so high. That is why IoT is integrated with Cloud Computing resulting into Cloud of Things (CoT) or CloudIoT. Cloud of Things has helped the Internet of Things (IoT) a lot in processing/analyzing the data and creating more usefulness from the data generated by IoT by allowing to develop more advanced smart applications.

Application areas of Cloud of Things (CoT) :

  • Healthcare
  • Smart home
  • Smart city
  • Smart energy
  • Smart mobility
  • Smart surveillance
  • Smart logistic
  • Environmental monitoring

Common CoT Platforms :



  • ThingSpeak
  • OpenIoT
  • CloudPlugs
  • AWS IoT
  • Nimbits
  • EvryThng

Architecture of Cloud of Things (CoT) :
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) are the different models of Cloud Computing for building, storing, creating and using data/application over the cloud. Similarly, Sensing-as-a-Service, Big-Data-Analytics-as-a-Service, Database-as-a-Service, Identity-and-Policy-Management-as-a-Service, Video-Monitoring-as-a-Service, Data-as-a-Service, Sensor-as-a-Service, etc are the different models/forms of Cloud of Things (CoT). These objects are interconnected through various different networked environments.

Issues in Cloud of Things (CoT) :

  • Security and Privacy
  • Unnecessary Communication of data
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Protocol Support
  • Service discovery
  • Scaling
  • IPv6 deployment
  • Resource allocation
  • Identity management
  • Location of data storage
  • Quality of service provisioning

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