Aeris secures data channel to AWS cloud

  • November 18, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

IoT technology firm Aeris has introduced Cloud Connect, which provides a direct, private connection between its Fusion IoT network and each user’s AWS cloud instance.

Secure, reliable transfer of data from IoT devices to a cloud environment is an escalating problem as businesses continue to scale complex IoT applications. Cloud Connect uses an underlying MPLS (multi-protocol label switching) connection to enable data from IoT devices to be transferred directly to the cloud, without the need for a VPN and without sending data over the public internet.

“Our customers worldwide have been seeking a means of better securing their data transfer from connected devices to the cloud,” said Amit Khetawat, Aeris vice president of products. “We know VPNs are costly and still vulnerable to internet traffic jams, and the public internet cannot provide the level of security businesses need. Our answer is Cloud Connect. It is secure, reliable and can be set up in hours.”

Key Cloud Connect benefits include:

  • Reliability and security: Cloud Connect offers better uptime than VPNs. It also eliminates exposure to the public internet (a point of vulnerability) without introducing another potential point of failure (VPN), improving end-to-end reliability and reducing troubleshooting time.
  • Time to market: It can be configured through a few drop-down menus in AWS in hours, accelerating time to market. By comparison, VPNs take four to seven days to acquire and manually configure.
  • Latency and performance: The private infrastructure provides a faster and far more stable connection than the public internet, which is always subject to congestion.
  • Cost savings: Cloud Connect is said to provide of these benefits for less than the cost of comparable services, including VPN.

“Deploying and managing IoT can be complex, requiring businesses to integrate and operationalise components from hardware, wireless connectivity, cloud environment and potentially many other software stacks,” said Khetawat. “Aeris Cloud Connect is an important step towards bridging the often siloed network and cloud environments, providing material improvements in end-to-end IoT performance, scalability and cost efficiency.”

California-based Aeris helps companies unlock the value of IoT. Built from the ground up for IoT and road tested at scale, Aeris’ offering is based on what it says is the broadest technology stack in the industry, spanning connectivity up to vertical applications.