Large IoT deployments typically involve the setup and configuration of several servers for communication, data storage, and administration resulting in a high upfront cost for organizations. The Amazon AWS IoT platform eliminates these with it's pre-built platform and instead charges a fractional fee per IoT device. The simplicity of the dashboard within AWS, combined with their first class documentation, allowed for rapid development and feature exploration. The tools provided to connect to the MQTT broker and to test the message flow allowed for a web based client to be developed in just a few hours with a small feature set. It's worth noting that AWS's platform goes far beyond what was utilized in this project. The IoT analytics platform that they provide allows for the piping of data into different channels for manipulation and storage. The temperature data in this project could flow into that process to be consumed by a future machine learning project.