Soracom Beam now supports custom hosts for migrating to Google Cloud IoT Core-compatible services
As previously announced by Google, the Google Cloud IoT Core service is scheduled to be retired on August 16, 2023.
For customers using the Soracom Beam MQTT entry point to connect devices to Google Cloud IoT Core, Beam now allows you to configure a custom destination host:
With this update, customers can transition their devices to a different Google Cloud IoT Core-compatible service, without the need to modify device configurations, by simply updating their current Beam MQTT entry point configuration with a custom destination host. Soracom has verified the functionality of transitioning to ClearBlade, one of Google's technology partners which provides a Google Cloud IoT Core-compatible service, through updating the Beam configuration.
There are no changes to Soracom Beam pricing with this update.
Please refer to the Google Cloud IoT Core site for additional guidance on transitioning to other technology or implementation partners.