The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the connection of devices — any devices — to the internet using embedded software and sensors to communicate, collect and exchange data with one another. With IoT, the world is wide open, offering a virtually endless array of opportunities and connections at home, at work or at play.
Selecting the right connectivity technology (and vendor) can impact the outcome both in the short and long-term and therefore both perspectives should be considered. In the short-term, a poor choice can result in inferior performance or higher cost than budgeted; in the long run it can hinder scalability as device number increases or necessitate an expensive swap if the technology does not prove sufficiently futureproof to support the long lifecycles of some products.
Asympto IoT cloud allows you to create virtual mobile networks for your devices. You will enjoy full visibility over the network layout, tariffs and service and security policies. Therefore, mobile connectivity is no longer bound to predefined user profiles or dedicated home networks. The Asympto connectivity stack follows the SDN approach, this means you can create your own virtual networks with software defined rules around separate control and data planes, flow caches and application controllers all while maintaining complete routing and policy consistency.
The architecture of the Asympto platform follows the concept of NFV and virtualizes the entire core network functions of a mobile network. It is designed for public/private cloud environments and can run on OpenStack, VMware and even Amazon Web Services. This technology enables auto-scaling of system and network resources based on real-time subscriber activity. The whole infrastructure is auto-deployed and automatic provisioned including network access, routers, VPN gateways, firewalls, applications and services.