Creating an Internet of Things Platform with a Dedicated Server

September 2020

There are many reasons why you may need to create an Internet of Things (IoT) platform. From collecting data to carrying out tasks, IoT systems can utilize any number of small, interconnected devices to make your life easier.

Of course, in creating a custom IoT system, there’s always the issue of hosting. IoT platforms can be hosted in a number of ways. For example, you can self-host your platform or utilize a shared or cloud server. Unfortunately, these options tend to fall short when it comes to security, reliability, and speed. For this reason, you may want to consider investing in a dedicated IoT server to meet your needs.

The Importance of a Dedicated IoT Server

Having an Internet of Things server in place can help to optimize your IoT strategy, whatever it may be. When you’re setting up an IoT platform, you’re probably going to have dozens (or even hundreds) of devices connected and working together. That’s a lot of information moving from place to place, and standard shared servers and other hosting platforms generally can’t handle this amount of data.

With a dedicated IoT server, you can enjoy knowing that 100 percent of your server’s resources are thoughtfully allocated to your connected devices as needed. This, combined with the inherent performance and security of a dedicated server, provides you with the hosting you need to see your strategy succeed.

What to Look for in an IoT Server

As you’re exploring your options for an IoT dedicated server, there are a few things to keep in mind. Start by making sure that the server you’re considering is built to handle the large amounts of data that will be passing through and stored at any given time. This will help you cut down on possible latency and downtime that could negatively impact your IoT strategy.

Security is also a must when choosing an IoT server, especially when you consider the increased frequency and size of reported botnet-driven DDoS attacks in today’s web environment. By choosing a dedicated hosting company that prioritizes your security (and by taking additional measures to enhance your protection), you can keep your IoT platform running smoothly. Last but not least, choosing a dedicated server hosting platform that offers service-level uptime guarantees gives you added peace of mind.

What You Get with a ReliableSite IoT Server

When you opt for a dedicated IoT server with ReliableSite, you get all of the above and so much more. Our dedicated servers are totally customizable, so you can make changes to your bandwidth, storage, memory, and other components of your hosting plan at any time to suit your needs. We also offer a wide range of standard security features to protect your data, including free DDoS protection and extensive on-site physical security precautions.

Ready to set up a dedicated server to launch your IoT platform? Reach out to us today; we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have and get your server up-and-running as quickly as possible!