IoT performance: What's at stake?

Performance is a critical stake for the adoption of IoT services.


In just five short years from now, the number of IoT devices is expected to reach 75.4 billion by the year 2025. So how many connected devices is there in 2020? The answer is around 30.7 billion.

$1 300Bn

IoT trends show that in 2020, global spending on the market will nearly double its 2016 value and reach $1.3 trillion. The annual growth of 15.6% is expected to persist for the foreseeable future, with some, like Business Insider, predicting a spike in 2021, when they expect it to double.


Almost 75% of business-related IoT projects are failing. Business owners tend to dive head first into new trends, and the same applies to the IoT. Nearly 75% of all IoT business projects are doomed to fail, according to the Internet of Things statistics for 2020, mostly due to a lack of understanding the data that the IoT provides.

Challenges: performance in the Internet of Things

Delivering an end to end service which stays as close as possible to real time is key for many applications of IoT. IoT performance testing is usually difficult to implement, especially in the daily operations. 

  • Difficult to understand all the infrastructure layers between connected objects to IoT platform
  • Hard to understand the IoT platform’s performance
  • Difficult to define and measure the right IoT performance metrics
IoT performance and connectivity monitoring

What are the requirements to maximize IoT Performance

  • IoT devices:
    Identify performance deviation of deployed connected devices based on their hardware characteristics and embedded operating systems
  • IoT Connectivity:
    Understand the network path between IoT devices and IoTplatform

    • Understand the impact of mobile network performance
    • Identify if excessive latency and packet loss are affecting the transport of IoT data to the cloud servers and at which level of the application chain
    • Cloud connectivity from the IoT gateway and connected devices
  • IoT gateways:
    Measure and benchmark the performance of IoT gateways to optimize their number, locations and required technical specifications
  • IoT platform:
    Measure the user experience and how close to real time processing the cloud servers are operating
  • IoT performance optimization:
    Understand performance hogs in the chain and identify source of performance gain

What will Kadiska offer?

Unlike your traditional NPM and APM solutions, Kadiska has been designed to monitor all the layers of your IoT architecture.

  • Measure permanently network performance between objects / gateways and your cloud based platform
    • Round trip latency
    • Packet loss
  • Understand the path taken from an object to your platform
    • Route length (how many hops are needed to reach the destination)
    • Identify the multiple path taken and their respective impact on network performance
  • Spot the source of performance degradations
    • Identify easily the path taken at the time of a degradation
    • Track the performance of each router on the path and which one caused the degradation
  • Leverage a worldwide network of performance stations to identify any regional issue and test your platform's reachability from hundreds of network locations.
  • Deploy ad hoc performance stations in your network, your customers' premises and cloud environments to maximize the coverage of your customers' flow matrix.
  • Receive real time alerts with clear insights on the root cause of the degradation
  • Automatically detect the scope of a degradation
    • When (what changed vs your baseline)
    • Device / Gateway (which type)
    • From which location (geographic location)
    • Network performance metric impacted: latency, loss, route length
  • Guide your team to the root cause through AI based drill down processes
  • All the deployment and configuration can be automated through APIs to ensure you can integrate Kadiska in your orchestration architecture
  • Hardware deployment: Kadiska performance stations can be deployed in a small form factor hardware.
  • Virtual deployment: Kadiska performance stations can be deployed as a container, a virtual machine (VM) to make the deployment on your network, in clouds and on premises easy.

What’s unique about Kadiska?

Kadiska can monitor the experience of your SaaS users wherever they are:

Track performance from remote locations whichever connectivity they are using (local breakout, MPLS, DIA, SWGaaS…)

Understand any infrastructure factor impacting performance: DNS, Local connectivity, Internet/Cloud path

Track any degradation in the SaaS infrastructure

Deploy: small form factor hardware, container or virtual image for seamless integration

Kadiska is natively designed for modern application and digital platforms and will deliver experience visibility in a way that:

Optimize time to market

Kadiska is so simple to deploy that it will not require resources to deploy. Your team will be able to focus their efforts on what’s required to deliver the right user experience.

Focus on app development

Kadiska can be managed through tools your SRE/DevOps team is already familiar with, adding no workload for them.

Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI CD)

Kadiska automatically adapts to the changes made to your application. You simply do not have to care about it.

Global Footprint

Kadiska’s global network of performance stations makes sure your application is delivered with the best possible experience from any place on the globe.

Cover the complete delivery chain for your cloud native apps

Kadiska brings visibility on all the layers involved. End user devices, DNS, CDNs, 3rd party resources, Internet connectivity, cloud provider and application) and their respective impact on Digital Experience.

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