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Wind River, IBM Extends Edge-to-Cloud IoT Deployments for Industrial Customers

Wind River Pulsar Linux

Wind River announces that it has partnered with IBM to advance IoT deployments for industrial customers with new “edge-to-cloud” recipes tailored to simplify and accelerate the development of smart connected devices.

The new recipes guide customers on how to integrate services from IBM Watson IoT Cloud Platform with products from the Wind River Helix portfolio.

Industrial customers using the recipes will now be able to connect industrial devices running Wind River software to the IBM Watson IoT Cloud Platform and access IBM Bluemix cloud services and analytics, allowing IoT developers to more quickly and easily develop smart connected devices.

The IBM and Wind River recipes and reference architectures also provide the necessary building blocks required for a complete IoT solution, including device management and the application of IBM machine learning to IoT. The reference architectures will include capabilities to manage and deploy devices and systems across market segments, including smart building, transportation, factory automation, and healthcare.

Through the arrangement, the companies will be able to provide elements that may be combined for a complete edge-to-cloud IoT solution. Specifically, recipes for Wind River operating systemsVxWorks, Wind River Rocket, and Wind River Pulsar Linux, as well as for Wind River Helix Cloud, its software-as-a-service (SaaS) family of products, will instruct customers on how to integrate with IBM Watson IoT Cloud Platform, IBM Bluemix, and IBM IoT Real-Time Insights for processing device data.

“IBM recognizes that the Internet of Things offers transformative capability and is applying best of class connectivity, information management and cognitive capabilities, and teaming with Wind River for industrial solutions,” said Bret Greenstein, vice president, IBM Watson IoT. “Together, we aim to help engineers better create and manage connected things and enable business leaders to gain insights and make more informed business decisions.”

Michael Krutz, chief product officer at Wind River, commented, “As we have seen, the industrial sector is primed to tap into the vast potential of IoT. By providing businesses with a guide based on best-of-breed edge-to-cloud technologies, IBM and Wind River are playing a critical role in advancing IoT, and enabling a new generation of deployments for customers in this rapidly evolving market.”

Wind River Helix, the comprehensive portfolio of Wind River products, enables IoT advancements from the secure and managed intelligent devices at the edge, through gateways, across the network, and up into the cloud.

Further info: www.ibm.com/IoT, www.windriver.com

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