Kenter customer story

How a solution based on AWS IoT and a serverless architecture are powering the measurement of power

The customer.

Kenter, a daughter of the largest energy grid company in the Netherlands (Alliander), is a certified measuring company for both gas and electricity.

With over 25,000 customers, Kenter serves small and enterprise business through a combination of devices, applications and a professional team.

After a thorough search for a seasoned AWS Partner, Oblivion was chosen to support the development of their Energy IoT measurement platform at the design level.

Industry: Digital Services
Country: Netherlands

The challenge.

The scenario Oblivion faced was one not so uncommon: a visionary customer with great ideas, but a complex and expensive environment that could sustain only part of them.

Kenter wanted an open, generic, highly scalable and cost effective AWS IoT platform that could receive data from IoT devices on a large scale and distribute the data to a variety of applications. Keeping the end-users always in control of their data. And – spoiler alert – that was exactly what they got.

The solution.

We designed an architecture that would allow the platform to scale and process many data packets from a large number of devices. By using AWS Kinesis Streams to temporarily hold the data from the devices, we could cope with sudden bursts of data and decouple the processing of data from the API communication.

AWS DynamoDB streams/triggers were used to generate data requests when new sensors were registered or applications altered their preferences in the system (e.g. another type of data or another resolution of the data).

NAT-gateways with elastic ip’s and an AWS Lambda function worked from inside a VPC to implement the requirement that some applications needed to whitelist source addresses from which data would be pushed.

The result.

By leveraging the scalability and cost efficiency embedded in the AWS Services, an array of serverless techniques and AWS IoT best practices to ensure a secure, and highly available setup. We were able to implement a solution that can get near time data from all IoT devices to the complete set of applications.

IoT Partner

As an AWS consulting Partner, Oblivion implements scalable, highly-available and cost-efficient AWS IoT infrastructures.

From edge to platform, going through connectivity and gateway, our AWS Consultants, Software Architects, Cloud Engineers and Developers bring together cloud and engineering passion and knowledge, and are ready to fully design, implement and manage the most complex (AWS) IoT workloads.

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Here are a couple of cases that show how our in depth knowledge helped our customers take full advantage of the IoT:

Contact us to hear how we can help with your IoT challenge.

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