SOTEC supporting the new Google Cloud IoT Core to simplify the adoption of IoT solutions in the enterprise
Written 15. May 2017

Written in May 2017: Google Cloud leverages SOTEC’s expertise in Industrie 4.0 and IoT to help more customers realize the value of connected devices

Today we, as a German Cloud and IoT pioneer, are happy to announce support for Google Cloud IoT Core, a fully managed service that allows you to easily and securely connect, and manage devices at global scale.

See the official Google announcement.

Cloud IoT Core, together with other Google Cloud services, such as Pub/Sub, Dataflow, Bigtable, BigQuery, and Data Studio, provide a complete solution for collecting, processing, analyzing, and visualizing IoT data in real time to support improved operational efficiency.

The start of any Industrie 4.0 or IoT use case begins with access to one’s own data. SOTEC CloudPlug provides an efficient solution to connecting existing sensors, machinery, and equipment of all sizes securely to the cloud. It is a unique, modular, industrial edge device that supports a wide variety of industry-standard protocols (CAN, OPC UA etc.) and fully integrates with Google Cloud IoT Core out of the box.

CloudPlug – Small but powerful

Key features of the new Cloud IoT Core solution:

  • End-to-end security – Enable end-to-end security using certificate-based authentication and TLS; devices running Android Things or ones supporting the Cloud IoT Core security requirements can deliver full stack security.
  • Out-of-box data Insights – Use downstream analytic systems by integrating with Google Big Data Analytics and ML services.
  • Serverless infrastructure: Scale instantly without limits using horizontal scaling on Google’s serverless platform.
  • Role-level data control – Apply IAM roles to devices to control access to devices and data.
    Automatic device deployment – Use REST APIs to automatically manage the registration, deployment and operation of devices at scale.

Google IoT Core together with our CloudPlug technology unlocks the vast capabilities of Google Cloud for our customers in a few easy steps. It enables us to build a scalable and robust IoT backend for a large number of connected devices. By leveraging Google IoT we create cutting-edge IoT, data analytics, and machine learning solutions for our clients.

Florian Holz, CEO at SOTEC

Cloud IoT Core was designed to simplify digital transformation by helping customers to leverage Google Cloud’s data analytics and machine learning capabilities and act on insights, in real time, from operational data that was previously inaccessible.

said Adam Massey, Director, Strategic Technology Partners at Google Cloud.

By working with industry leaders like SOTEC, we are expanding the surface of innovation to help more customers realize the value of connected devices for their businesses.

CloudPlug for Google IoT is available from May 30, 2017. In order to discuss your specific use case and obtain a custom proposal for your proof of concept reach out to us at:

About us:

SOTEC is an internationally successful boutique service provider for soft- and hardware engineering based in Germany. Since 2008 and with a focus on IoT, Cloud, Industrie 4.0 and Retail Technology, we create solutions and products on top of Google Cloud. Our unique end-to-end know-how, from the hardware level to cloud architectures, along with BigData and Machine Learning, lets us deliver cutting-edge solutions for our customers.

Learn more about CloudPlug and our IoT Solutions.