Smart City And AWS

How The Cities Of Tomorrow Are Bringing Innovation Today, With The Help Of Amazon Web Services


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As businesses can share and keep information through cloud technology in the work place, so too can cities share, update, and hold information in real life. 

Cloud technology is there to help keep information backed up and accessible through multiple platforms. It’s useful for individuals, companies, and governments as it provides an organic, accessible approach to computing in the 21st century. Amazon’s subsidiary, AWS - Amazon Web Services operates as an on-demand cloud computing IT infrastructure platform that is at the forefront in terms of catapulting the smart city into full swing.


Smart City and AWS Possibilities

 Each waking moment brings new possibility in terms of bringing smart, progressive innovations to the living, breathing city. The AWS infrastructure can help launch that city into utilizing cloud technology efficiently by adopting these theories and practices below:



 Just as a body or brain uses a network of nervous systems to relay information, a city also relays information to keep things moving. One of the most notable forms of working nodes within the city is the traffic light. The traffic light helps regulate the flow of traffic and often changes relative to peak rush hour times. Sure, traffic lights usually work just fine, but I’m sure we’ve all been stuck behind a broken light at one point or another, waiting for a traffic cop’s signal to move us along.

Amazon Web Services can help fix issues within the city such as these by recognizing and working alongside DevOps services like AWS CloudFormation, AWS CodePipeline, and CodeDeploy. Eventually, the perfect smart city could opt to use sensors like parking metres and garbage cans to help regulate and relay information throughout the city.


Smart Cells

 Other than having important nodes in the city’s central nervous system, the city can also benefit from active, moving cells that help relay information to and from those stationary sensors and vice versa. The smart cell is of course, the citizen paired with their smart phone. Humans operating as citizens within the smart city have the opportunity to utilize the smart technologies within their phones, tablets, etc. in order to express themselves in real time as they go about their business in the city. Social media is just one way in which the human can relay information about the city, to the city and its inhabitants.


Open Data

 The fact that humans operating within the city have the opportunity to share information through social media, it means that they have both the right and responsibility to access information deemed as “public.” This public information is what’s known as open data. Smart cities and AWS working together means uninterrupted access, virtually unlimited storage, and working or learned communications in areas that need it most that can help make the city operate more efficiently.


Smart City Expo World Congress 

From 14th until 16th November, Barcelona will be scenario of the Smart City Expo World Congress where companies, governments, entrepreneurs and reserech centers across the planet will gather to discuss and discover new solutions and challenges to make our cities a more intelligent place to live and interact, not only now but in the near future. 

Linke will be sharing stand with Amazon Web Services as advanced consulting and authorised government partner offering their cloud migration services and knowledge around machine learning, IoT and artificial intelligence.  

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