Devices connect and then communicate with IoT Platform. IoT Platform can forward device data to other Alibaba Cloud services for storage and processing. You can deploy IoT applications based on the IoT Platform architecture. This article describes the IoT Platform architecture.

IoT Platform architecture
  • Devices: You can connect devices to IoT Platform by using different protocols and SDKs. Then, you can manage the devices.
  • IoT Platform: After devices are connected to IoT Platform, you can submit device data to IoT Platform. IoT Platform allows you to collect, forward, store, analyze, and monitor device data in real time. IoT Platform provides authentication methods and permission policies to ensure data security.
  • Alibaba Cloud services: IoT Platform can integrate with other cloud services. You can transfer data between devices and business servers. You can also forward device data to from IoT Platform to other cloud services for storage.