5 Critical Steps to Migrating Off Google Cloud IoT Core

May 7, 2023 | Blog

The Google Cloud IoT Core is scheduled to be retired on August 16, 2023, which is just 100 days away! If your business is currently using the Google IoT core, or you are considering migrating off of another IoT platform, there are a few key steps you should take to ensure a smooth transition.

Here are five things your business should do in preparation for migrating your IoT cloud:


Step 1: Evaluate your current IoT infrastructure

Before migrating to a new platform, it’s important to evaluate your current IoT infrastructure to identify any potential issues that may arise during the migration process. This includes identifying which devices are currently connected to the Google IoT cloud, what data is being collected, and any dependencies or integrations with other systems.


Step 2: Identify your migration timeline

Once you have a clear understanding of your current infrastructure, you should develop a timeline for the migration process. This should include a detailed plan for how you will migrate your devices and data to the new platform, as well as a timeline for completing each step of the process.


Step 3: Choose a new IoT cloud provider

When choosing a new IoT cloud provider, it’s important to evaluate each provider’s capabilities and compatibility with your existing infrastructure. This includes considerations such as data security, scalability, and support for the devices and protocols you are currently using.


Step 4: Test your migration plan

Before migrating your devices and data to the new platform, it’s important to thoroughly test your migration plan to identify any potential issues or bottlenecks. This can include testing your device connectivity, data transfer speeds, and data processing capabilities.


Step 5: Develop a contingency plan

Finally, it’s important to develop a contingency plan in case anything goes wrong during the migration process. This should include a plan for how you will handle any unexpected issues or failures, as well as a plan for rolling back the migration if necessary.


By following these steps, your business can ensure a smooth and successful migration from the Google IoT cloud to a new platform. While the process may seem daunting, taking the time to properly evaluate your infrastructure, plan your migration timeline, choose a new provider, test your plan, and develop a contingency plan can help ensure a seamless transition that minimizes downtime and disruption to your business.


You don’t need to go it alone

ClearObject has been selected by Google Cloud Platform (GCP) as the Approved Migration Service Integrator (SI) for North America, providing evaluation, migration, implementation and support for Google IoT Core Customers migrating from GCP.


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