This Guidance helps you implement SimpleIOT, an intuitive system for creating cloud-connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices from the ground up. SimpleIOT helps you rapidly set up a fully functional serverless Internet of Things (IoT) framework in an AWS account. It supports rapid creation of complete, secure, connected devices that send and receive data to the cloud in near real-time.
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The AWS Well-Architected Framework helps you understand the pros and cons of the decisions you make when building systems in the cloud. The six pillars of the Framework allow you to learn architectural best practices for designing and operating reliable, secure, efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable systems. Using the AWS Well-Architected Tool, available at no charge in the AWS Management Console, you can review your workloads against these best practices by answering a set of questions for each pillar.
The architecture diagram above is an example of a Solution created with Well-Architected best practices in mind. To be fully Well-Architected, you should follow as many Well-Architected best practices as possible.
The majority of SimpleIOT services are serverless, lowering the operational overhead of maintaining the solution. SimpleIOT is also designed to abstract away common IoT management tasks.
SimpleIOT manages your IoT device security X.509 certificates and renewals and user logins by using JWT tokens in Amazon Cognito. By default, SimpleIOT encrypts all data end-to-end in transit and at rest.
SimpleIOT uses many AWS managed services. Availability and reliability are managed on your behalf by AWS service teams (for example, Amazon RDS, API Gateway, Lambda, CloudFront).
The majority of SimpleIOT services are serverless, meaning you only use the compute necessary to handle the demand for your service.
To save on costs, SimpleIOT doesn't log data in your Amazon S3 data lake unless programmed to do so.
The majority of SimpleIOT functionalities are implemented by using a serverless architecture (Lambda, API Gateway). Your resources are available only when needed and don't run constantly.
SimpleIOT Command-Line-Interface (CLI)
SimpleIOT Arduino SDK
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