Your own cloud platform for the IoT
In the previous section, we worked with a commercial IoT platform that also provides restricted, free access to basic functionalities. We also learned various ways to communicate with Xively that is based on the REST protocol. For any small projects or prototypes, Xively and other similar IoT platforms provide a sufficient solution and are therefore recommended by us. However, the limited free service provided by Xively may not satisfy all of your requirements to develop a full-stack IoT product. The following are a few cases where you may want to configure or develop your own IoT platform:
- Develop your own commercial IoT platform
- Develop custom features that are exclusive to your product
- Add more control features ...