SORACOM IoT communication platform introduces support for Google Cloud Platform

Enables collaboration with “Google Cloud IoT Core” and “Google Cloud Pub/Sub”.

Tokyo – Soracom Inc., provider of the leading cloud-native communication platform for the Internet of Things, will support direct integration with Google Cloud Platform™ (GCP™ ) beginning June 15th, 2017.

The SORACOM IoT communication platform enables secure, affordable, easy-to-use data communication for IoT/M2M. SORACOM provides a comprehensive set of services for management of communication and secure data transmission over cellular and/or LoRaWAN networks, supported by a telecommunications core built on the cloud. Customers using SORACOM can implement IoT systems with no minimum device count or long-term commitments and enjoy full access to the Web console and API for management, secure data transmission, and advanced cloud capability. From design and development to final deployment, the SORACOM platform makes every phase of IoT system building more efficient.

As of June 15, 2017, Google Cloud IoT Core and Google Cloud Pub/Sub will be accessible directly from within the SORACOM web console. This integration will allow users to aggregate and deliver the large data sets generated from their IoT devices to GCP services including Google Cloud Dataflow, Google BigQuery, Google Cloud Machine Learning Engine for management and analysis.

Google Cloud IoT Core will be connected using SORACOM Beam, which performs transfer support by applying authentication, encryption, protocol conversion, etc. to raw data transmitted from IoT devices. SORACOM Beam will support the JWT authentication required for Google Cloud IoT Core” and allow communication with MQTT over TLS.

Google Cloud Pub/Sub will be connected using the Soracom Funnel cloud resource adapter. To ensure smooth GCP integration, device authentication information is stored securely in the cloud and provided to Google Cloud Pub/Sub at the time of data transmission. This ensures that devices can connect quickly and securely to GCP without having to store authentication information.

Corresponds to Google Cloud Platform of IoT communication platform “SORACOM” Details:

1. Service start date

Started on Wednesday, June 15, 2017

2. “SORACOM Beam” Data Transfer Support service

“SORACOM Beam” is a service that can offload high-load processing such as encryption and protocol conversion and connection setting on IoT devices to the cloud. By using “Beam,” you can easily manage IoT devices anytime from anywhere via the cloud. It is not necessary to directly configure a large number of devices.

3. “SORACOM Funnel” Cloud Resource Adapter service

“SORACOM Funnel” provides a connection function for external clouds called “adapter” and transmits data directly to your preferred cloud. You can quickly connect to cloud resources with less programming, use applications on the cloud, encrypt and save the authentication information for connecting to each cloud resource in the authentication information store on “SORACOM”, and securely transfer the data directly.

4. How to set up “SORACOM” in Web console

It can be set from each setting screen of “SORACOM Beam” and “SORACOM Funnel” of “SORACOM” web console.

“SORACOM Beam” GCP setting screen

“SORACOM Funnel” GCP setting screen

5.Web site


* “Google Cloud Platform” and “GCP” are registered trademarks or trademarks of Google, Inc.

About SORACOM – Soracom is the market-leading platform for cloud-native IoT connectivity. We provide customers and partners across industries with the tools they need to connect, protect, control and coordinate their IoT deployments at speed and at scale. More than 6,000 customers worldwide now rely on Soracom solutions to bring cutting-edge IoT use cases from concept to market.

Company Outline
Company Name: SORACOM, INC.
CEO: Ken Tamagawa
Headquarters: Oshima Bldg. 3F, Tamagawa 4-5-6,
Setagaya-ku, Tokyo

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