Google has also partnered with ARM, which introduced last year a rival cloud platform for device management. On Thursday, the company updated mbed Cloud to let customers manage millions of devices from a private instead of a public cloud. It also plans to support simpler devices that lack the processing and memory to support internet protocols stacks, like HTTP.
“Due to regulations, legal liabilities, financial considerations or simply technical limitations, many companies favor an on-premise deployment over a cloud deployment,” said Dipesh Patel, president of ARM’s IoT services group, in a blog post.
He added that private clouds can provide stronger security and lower the bar for businesses to integrate legacy systems.
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