Cloud services are made available to users via the Internet. They are provided by cloud computer servers rather than a company’s own servers which when it comes to the IoT or even Industry 4.0 opens up many application possibilities. Such as:
Fog or Edge Computing
This terminology is used when intermediate gateways between IoT devices and the Cloud are processing locally.
- To reduce the amount of information sent to the Cloud
- For security reasons
- To decrease network and Internet latency. The gateway can be more immediate than the Cloud because the Cloud can only take complex decisions from a pre-processed set of information.
- To reliability. It provides a continuous working service even if the Cloud isn’t accessible.
Sensor fusion is an embedded software library which combines information from sensors, which are typically motion or image, and produces a complete, stable, accurate set of data