Cloud IoT as a Crucial Enabler: a Survey and Taxonomy

  •  Nidhal Kamel Taha El-Omari    


Commonly, the technology of information scales by an order of magnitude and with high probability reinvents itself every five years or so. However, the long-standing dream has definitely become a reality today that saying you need merely a credit card to get on-demand instant accesses to a large pool of thousands, if not millions of computers founded in tens of data centers scattered across the globe. As a matter of fact, Cloud Computing is indeed a new radical paradigm shift that evolved out of utmost needs for hosting and delivering all the things electronically as well-defined services over the Internet. Its aim is not only to provide improved computerized services but also innovative ones to every user from ordinary-home end-users to professional workers. Another further long-held dream of computing that has recently emerged as a reality is the CloudIoT paradigm where the cloud-based application platforms are enhanced to generate smart decisions and usable intelligence based on Internet-connected semi-autonomous smart small sensors that can sense, interrupt, and interchange data between each other as well as with the same computing clouds. With the intention of reaching the right cloud computing vision, it is, however, insufficient to just track a set of research and development actions that address the major concerns without practical support from both industrial and research communities. Rather, there is a necessity to enact a series of insight development strategies and policies that not only ensure that the right issues are well-timed addressed, but also that the most appropriate actions are taken and accomplished. Additionally, one of the key points to consider in this paper is that this in-depth evaluation of using Cloud computing may find points lacking in the cloud environments that could open up new research opportunities to be further investigated or enable new speed-to-market scenarios.

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