Cloud servers are essential components of the LoRaWAN network, responsible for critical tasks such as managing connections with gateways, configuring network settings, and providing secure data storage on cloud platforms.
They offer virtual storage facilities where data from various IoT devices, including sensors and gateways, is stored. Users can transmit data to these servers via the Internet and access or manage it using a web-based interface. This system ensures data safety through redundancy, as cloud storage typically maintains multiple data copies across different servers, enhancing data recovery and security measures.
In operational terms, cloud servers facilitate communication with gateways through specific commands and protocols, authenticate end devices, and manage the deduplication of data transmissions. Cloud servers play a pivotal role in encrypting data received from sensors or gateways, thereby maintaining secure transmission to end devices.