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Defining the Role of Cloud in Smart CitiesBy CIOAdvisor Apac | Monday, November 04, 2019
FREMONT, CA: Smart cities are predicted to have centralized data systems for the entire communities, which will be powered by 5G transmissions and reliant on various technologies for functioning efficiently. With vast volumes of data to process every second, generated by the entire city can only be dealt by cloud computing and big data. Cloud computing will provide a sound digital infrastructure with a common cloud as storage systems for the whole city, from autonomous vehicles to farms. All kinds of data generated, from server files to communications by machine-to-machine, will be housed in the same cloud.
Migrating Cities to the Cloud
With just the provision of storing data on the cloud, a smart city does not become efficient. For a short duration, data may be stored and analyzed by the government and administrators to make the right decisions. But in the long run, data from one city on the cloud can be sold to another, whether wholly or in parts to derive insights. These insights have the potential to transform an ordinary city into a smart city, with the creation of template management systems, which will require minimum to no human involvement. The immediate challenge is to create that single smart city, which will assume the stance of an example by crossing borders, pooling data, and enabling real-time networks management all powered by cloud computing.
These cities of the future are expected to improve the quality of lives of citizens if not; it will be of meaning to create smart cities. But with in-depth studies on the effects of the formation of smart cities, the consulting group reports that the sheer size of the potential impacts is innumerable. The evidential factors that indicate mobility, public safety, and environmental quality look promising with complete reduction of urban fatalities, commuting times, improved public health services, and sustainable environments.
At present, it seems crystal clear that smart cities are on the horizon and that they come with bearing better, improved, and sustainable existence.