- Berlin-based IoT communication platform provider emnify today announces the launch of its Cloud Connect service in 20 AWS Regions worldwide.
- Enterprises building IoT applications on AWS can establish a secure private network with their devices using the AWS Management Console, emnify platform and emnify SIM.
BERLIN, March 29, 2021 – A leading cloud communication platform provider for IoT, emnify, today announces the launch of its Cloud Connect service in 20 Amazon Web Services (AWS) Regions worldwide. As an AWS Partner in the AWS Partner Network with AWS IoT Competency, emnify integrates edge devices into the cloud, so enterprises can operate and secure any number of devices.
Using AWS Transit Gateway, emnify Cloud Connect establishes an intra-cloud connection between IoT devices and application and services running on AWS, allowing two-way device communication to take place without being exposed to the public Internet.
With this launch, emnify simplifies secure private networking of cellular-connected devices for AWS users worldwide, addressing two common challenges faced in IoT today:
- Security: Transmitting data using the public Internet exposes devices to serious threats, especially when end-to-end encryption is missing.
- Remote access: Due to carrier-grade network address translation (CGNAT), devices are not reachable from the application, making remote access and on-demand data transfer to the device challenging.
The Cloud Connect setup only takes a few minutes using the AWS Management Console and extends the AWS virtual private cloud (VPC) transparently with a virtual private mobile network spanning over radio networks globally. Using only private IP addresses, device data is then encrypted and transmitted from the mobile network over the AWS Global Backbone to the respective enterprise Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) region.
Martin Giess, CTO and Founder, emnify comments: “As a security-first provider, we know security needs to be transparent, simple and automated. The availability of Cloud Connect in all AWS regions is a major step forward in our vision for a secure access service edge architecture (SASE) for IoT.”
Darragh O’Flanagan, Senior Partner Solutions Architect ISV EMEA, AWS comments: “The AWS Transit Gateway is a managed service for connecting off-cloud and on cloud resources. Utilizing AWS transit gateway with emnify Cloud Connect also for IoT devices makes it much easier for developers to establish a reliable private network with their VPC compared to traditional approaches.”
ev.energy, an emnify customer, provides a smarter, cheaper and greener charging solution for electric vehicle owners to optimize charge schedules based on their energy tariffs and the energy grid capacity. ev.energy uses the emnify IoT SIMs and platform to securely connect EV chargers of multiple vendors to their application on AWS.
Chris Darby, CTO of ev.energy explains: “emnify is a great partner because we can connect chargers no matter where they are in the world. The platform is much easier to integrate using Cloud Connect via AWS Transit Gateway – so we can securely send commands to the charging units. We’ve tried other options before, like redundant IPsec tunnels with BGP, but this presents a whole raft of other challenges and complexity. emnify provides us with a seamless solution, that ensures security for our customers.”
The emnify Cloud Connect service is available in all commercial AWS Regions that support AWS Transit Gateway inter-region peering – more information on https://aws.amazon.com/transit-gateway/faqs/.
Enterprises who want to test the Cloud Connect service can sign up on emnify.com and get a free evaluation kit including three emnify SIM cards.
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emnify is the leading cloud building block for cellular communications in the IoT stack, connecting millions of IoT devices globally – from electric vehicles to energy meters, alarm systems to GPS trackers, thermometers to health wearables. The emnify API and SIM technology connect and secure any kind of IoT deployment to its application back-end. emnify’s cloud-native integrations and no-code workflows ensure seamless lifecycle scalability for deployments of all sizes – from local start-up to global enterprise. The award-winning emnify IoT SuperNetwork is the largest globally distributed mobile cloud core network of its kind, supporting local network access (2G – 5G, LTE-M, NB-IoT and soon satellite) in over 180 countries from more than 25 cloud regions – and counting. emnify’s solution is built on partnerships with the leading hyperscale cloud service providers, system integrators, and hundreds of radio network operators worldwide.
ev.energy’s mission is simple: to make ev ownership easier, greener, cheaper and smarter for the end user. Through award-winning software, ev.energy’s technology automatically manages vehicle charging that optimizes for greener and cheaper rates, all while allowing the user to earn rewards for their smart charging. Operating in Europe, US and Australia, ev.energy offers a freely downloadable app that integrates with a growing list of popular home chargers, Tesla, Volkswagen vehicles and other vehicles such as Jaguar, currently in beta testing. For more information on ev.energy and its services, please visit ev.energy.