Google’s cloud platform suffered a massive loss of $858 million, which in the previous year was $591 million
Amid several discussions, the search engine giant’s Google cloud platform has now decided to terminate its core IoT services permanently and the customers have been asked to move to some other service providers by August 2023. In this category, Microsoft and Amazon web services, which are also Google’s rivals, provide similar services on cloud. As part of the Azure cloud podium, Microsoft provides IoT hub, while Amazon provides IoT core.
In a media interaction, Google Cloud’s IoT product team said, “Google Cloud's IoT Core Service will be discontinued on August 16, 2023 at which point your access to the IoT Core Device Manager APIs will no longer be available. We recommend that you take action early to migrate from IoT Core to an alternative service. As an initial step, connect with your Google Cloud account manager if you have questions about your migration plans."
The company thinks that having a separate partner for supervising the procedures for customers is the impeccable way. A spokesperson of the company mentioned that ever since Google unleashed the IoT core it has turned crystal clear that that customer’s requirements are better managed by the networks of partners who specialize in IoT applications and services. In fact, they also explained that they are trying to craft the move as seamless as possible and have also offered solution alternatives and migration options. As per a report of Tech Crunch, “We have worked extensively to provide customers with migration options and solution alternatives, and are providing a year-long runway before IoT Core is discontinued.”
Constellation Research analyst Holger Mueller revealed Google, Amazon, and Microsoft. Which are the world’s largest cloud providers has lacked innovation on IoT services in the past few years. All of them offer the same old services with just few changes and this has magnetized the specialized vendors to come into the picture who operate on the three bigwig’s infrastructure and most importantly, they get the works done devoid of any maintenance and investment of a software dais. Now, speaking of Google’s Cloud Services’ profits, the company managed to earn more than $6 billion in revenue in the past month, which is up from $4.6 billion the preceding year. But, at the same time, the company also suffered a massive loss of $858 million, which in the previous year was $591 million.
Back in 2017, the search engine magnate unveiled IoT Core Services to offer a seamless process of sending data from the IoT devices to a firm's cloud-based system. "IoT Core is a fully managed service that allows you to easily and securely connect, manage, and ingest data from millions of globally dispersed devices," according to the company as reported by the IANS.