Cloud Services

Bringing unparalleled scalability and efficiency

Cloud Services

nRF Cloud offers a suite of services optimized for Nordic ultra-low power wireless devices that supports your IoT deployment throughout its entire lifecycle. It offers out-of-the-box support for Nordic devices and allows you to seamlessly scale from a few devices on a pilot run to thousands of devices on a production deployment. nRF Cloud is hosted by Nordic with 24/7 availability, maintenance, and support.

By providing hardware, software, and cloud services, Nordic offers a complete solution that helps you accelerate time-to-market and reduce the development and maintenance costs of your IoT applications.

Location Services

Security Services

Device Management

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  • Assisted and Predictive GNSS
  • Single-cell and multi-cell
  • SSID-based Wi-Fi locationing
  • Secure Identity
  • Secure Provisioning
  • Onboarding
  • Configuration & Monitoring
  • Firmware-over-the-air updates (FOTA)

Benefits of nRF Cloud


Built from the ground-up for low power

Ultra-low power is in Nordic's DNA. Everything we offer to our customers across hardware, software and cloud services, is optimized for ultra-low power. 


Agnostic connectivity transport

nRF Cloud can be accessed via device-to-cloud or cloud-to-cloud mechanisms, to ensure it fits a variety of use-cases and system architectures.


Standalone services and pricing

Individual selection of services and features allows for a flexible adoption that meets your needs, and pricing plan options that fit the scale of your business.


Full lifecycle support

nRF Cloud services can be leveraged across your product's entire lifecycle, from production to field decommissioning, reducing costs associated with proprietary infrastructure

Protocol agnostic

To fit your needs

There are two main ways of using nRF Cloud Services: Device-to-Cloud and Cloud-to-Cloud.

Device-to-Cloud: The device connects directly to nRF Cloud with a bi-directional CoAP or MQTT.

Cloud-to-Cloud: The device is provisioned to the customer's cloud and that cloud communicates to the nRF Cloud via a REST API. This is ideal for customers that already use their own cloud and provides greater flexibility and control over the device communication workflow.


Optimal for power consumption


Optimal for flexibility

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The device registers and provisions with nRF Cloud, and it connects directly to nRF Cloud using a bidirectionally capable protocol (MQTT or CoAP), for customers that don't have a dedicated application cloud or want to keep that separated.

This is the ideal approach to leverage nRF Cloud services' deep integration with out devices for optimal power consumption. 
The device is registered and provisioned with the customer's cloud and that communicates with nRF Cloud via a REST API.

This is ideal for customers that have their own application cloud and provides greater flexibility and control over the communication data flow through a single path.


Extending your battery life

Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) is a game changer in enabling low-power, efficient and secure device-to-cloud connections. It runs on top of UDP which ensures it will run on both LTE-M and NB-IoT connections, and the support for DTLS 1.2 Connection ID (CID) extension eliminates the need for a DTLS handshake when the device IP changes.


When comparing against MQTT, CoAP brings significant energy consumption benefits, which allows extending the battery lifetime of devices on the field. The longer the data sending intervals the higher the energy savings as CoAP eliminates the need to maintain a connection that adds overhead. Learn more about extending our battery life with nRF Cloud's CoAP inteface in our DevZone blog.


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