3 Ways CDNs Improve IoT

Technology’s future weighs heavily on the expansion of IoT. The Internet of Things offers a large array of automation in homes and industrial environments. These devices can power an entire home if it’s IoT ready. Because IoT devices must be able to “phone home,” they need reliable connections to the cloud. Developers need a platform that can scale as more users are added to the environment.

Medical Devices and Reliability

The medical community is usually last to adopt new technology, but this isn’t true for IoT. IoT is widespread in hospitals. They use these devices to communicate with a central network or a vendor’s central communication site used to collect data and store it safely. If a vendor’s site fails, the Iot does not function correction, and this can be dangerous in a hospital environment. These medical devices need a platform that’s reliable every day of the week and at any hour of the day.

A CDN has better reliability than a traditional server farm, because a CDN has data centers across the globe. A failed ISP connection or even a loss of a critical router could mean a severe interruption in service for IoT devices that need to connect to an API. With a CDN, connections can be rerouted to another available server with limited interruption while the outage is repaired.

Game CDNs and Real-Time Content Delivery

Gaming developers need a way to continuously deliver content without interrupting the user experience. Before CDNs, gaming developers would take servers down for hours as they updated their game’s content. As the content updated, gamers were unable to play their favorite games.

With a CDN, content delivery for a widely distributed global game has changed. The developer can host the latest patches on a CDN and continuously deliver content to any gamer across the global, including IoT devices. Mobile games have long been the popular choice for gamers on the go, and a CDN ensures that these customers are always able to retrieve content quickly without any downtime.

Driverless Cards and the Future

Google and Uber are in an epic race to become the first company that engineers a reliable driverless car. Consumers will no longer need to pay attention to the road and turn on all distractions. Instead, consumers will be looking for ways to pass the time on their long drives to work. This opens an opportunity for IoT manufacturers to come up with ways to stream content directly to the user.

Users can take conference calls, sit in presentation meetings, and even watch their favorite movies. Streaming content will no longer be a dangerous activity, but developers need a way to stream content quickly even if the user is in a rural area. With a CDN, developers can come up with ways to entertain driverless car users and keep them productive even when away from work.

The future of IoT is bright, and it’s unknown at the same time. One thing is known, however. These devices need a reliable connection that can also handle millions of users. With a CDN, IoT platforms and systems can support continual streaming, large data transfers, and the scalability for growth.

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