Arduino, the leading open-source software and hardware platform provider, recently launched the IoT Cloud’s Beta version. It aims to improve overall user experience for maker hobbyists, system integrators, and developers who seek flexibility and convenience in tech domain. It will also play a key role for developers who wish to create and manage IoT applications related to real-life issues.
Fig. 1: Image Showing Characteristics of Arduino IoT Cloud Beta Version
As the Co-founder and CTO of Arduino, Massimo Banzi puts it, “Arduino now offers a complete platform with the MKR family, providing a streamlined way to create local IoT nodes and edge devices. These use a range of connectivity options and compatibility with third-party hardware, gateway, and cloud systems. The Arduino IoT Cloud allows users to manage configure and connect not only Arduinno hardware but also the vast majority of Linux-based devices – truly democratizing IoT development.”
Why Is It So Significant?
The Arduino IoT Cloud was designed with the sole aim of providing better security to the product development process. It will enable users to secure connect, provision, and certify devices to IoT Cloud as these are deployed into the wild assuring that complete data gets transmitted between Arduino’s cloud and device. It has adopted client authentication (X.59 certificates) for asymmetric-key based authentication. The TLS (Transport Layer Security) can secure all traffic from and to IoT Cloud. There is a specific way in which webhooks can be used to allow Arduino Things to interact with other services like Zapier, Google Spreadsheet, and IFTT.
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