|Supplier Slogan||Easily and Securely Connect Devices to the Cloud.||THINK.||Building A Better Connected World.||Empowering Us All.|
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Amazon Web Services has developed the managed cloud platform AWS IoT to let connected devices easily and securely interact with cloud applications and other devices. AWS IoT can support billions of devices and trillions of messages, and can process and route those messages to AWS Endpoints and to other devices reliably and securely. With AWS IoT, your applications can keep track of and communicate with all your devices, all the time, even when they aren’t connected.
IBM is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation that manufactures and markets computer hardware, middleware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. IBM is intent on leading the development of a global data field. Year founded: 1911 Revenue: $92.7 billion (2014) NYSE: IBM
Huawei is a global leader of ICT solutions. Huawei's strategy in the enterprise domain focuses on close cooperation and integration with partners to deliver a wide range of highly efficient customer-centric ICT solutions and services that are based on a deep understanding of customer needs. In line with their portfolio covers enterprise networking, unified communications & collaboration (UC&C), Cloud Computing & data center, enterprise wireless, network energy and infrastructure services.
Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Microsoft Office office suite, and Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers. Year Founded: 1975 Revenue: $93.6 billion (2014) NASDAQ: MSFT
Microsoft Azure is a Cloud Computing platform and infrastructure created by Microsoft for building, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers. It provides both PaaS and IaaS services and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems. Azure was announced in October 2008 and released on 1 February 2010 as Windows Azure, before being renamed to Microsoft Azure on 25 March 2014.
It provides a comprehensive suite of Cloud Computing services to support growing enterprises worldwide, including sellers and other third-party customers and businesses participating in Alibaba Group's online and mobile commerce ecosystem.
AWS IoT is a managed cloud platform that lets connected devices easily and securely interact with cloud applications and other devices. AWS IoT can support billions of devices and trillions of messages, and can process and route those messages to AWS Endpoints and to other devices reliably and securely. With AWS IoT, companies' applications can keep track of and communicate with all their devices, all the time, even when they aren’t connected. The AWS IoT Device Gateway enables devices to securely and efficiently communicate with AWS IoT. The Device Gateway can exchange messages using a publication/subscription model, which enables one-to-one and one-to-many communications. With this one-to-many communication pattern AWS IoT makes it possible for a connected device to broadcast data to multiple subscribers for a given topic. The Device Gateway supports MQTT and HTTP 1.1 protocols and you can easily implement support for proprietary or legacy protocols. The Device Gateway scales automatically to support over a billion devices without provisioning infrastructure.
Nine billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices today, and the number is growing. Organizations must consider how to manage the complexities of connecting to a seemingly unlimited number of devices and how to effectively integrate IoT data with data from other sources, such as internal data stores. Business value comes to those who improve their data capabilities—integration, automation and analysis—not to those who simply connect the most devices to the network. Watson IoT is a set of capabilities that learn from, and infuse intelligence into, the physical world. The IoT generated data, and it is extremely varied, noisy, time-sensitive and often confidential. Complexity grows as billions of devices interact in a moving world. This presents a growing challenge that will test the limits of programmable computing. Cognitive IoT is our opportunity to fully exploit this resource. Cognitive IoT is not explicitly programmed. It learns from experiences with the environment and interactions with people. It brings true Machine Learning to systems and processes so they can understand your goals, then integrate and analyze the relevant data to help you achieve them.
Embedded with chips and sensors, objects have started to ‘think’, ‘feel’ and ‘talk’. The Internet of Things (IoT) offers a myriad of possible applications. Huawei is eager to harness the potential of this new evolution. The Internet of Things involves multiple forms of M2M communications – Machine to Machine, machine to man, man to machine, and machine to mobile. Considered the next big IT wave following computers, the internet and mobile communications, M2M makes the idea of a ‘smart planet’ a reality. Huawei is at the forefront of efforts to drive forward this new trend and create the right conditions to unleash its potential. The first European projects in this field are already underway.
The Internet of Things (IoT) does not need to be complicated. It doesn’t have to be about billions or trillions of devices. The Internet of Things is here today, and it’s a practical and applicable technology trend that can generate return on investment (ROI) and drive efficiencies and insights for organizations that know how to use it. The advancements in connectivity, processing power, form factors, operating systems, and applications, among other technology breakthroughs, are key elements to unlocking value from IoT. With the Microsoft Azure Internet of Things Suite, companies can monitor assets to improve efficiencies, drive operational performance to enable innovation, and use advance data analytics to transform the business with new business models and revenue streams. Small changes can have a big impact to companies' bottom line. When a company take advantage of the Microsoft Cloud Platform, they can use the Azure IoT Suit to help them move faster, do more, save money, and capture the benefits of the Internet of Things for their business.
Alibaba Cloud provides fully integrated, data driven and highly scalable cloud solutions built to help smart technology providers. This solution allows you to develop a cost-efficient and reliable platform with a smooth transformation process and rapid system upgrades.
These solutions are enabled by the following products:
Elastic Compute Service: Alibaba Cloud's Elastic Compute Service (ECS) comes with fast memory and the latest Intel CPUs to help you achieve faster results with low latencies across global data centers to power your cloud applications.
ApsaraDB for RDS: Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for RDS (Relationship Database System) is an on-demand database service that frees you up from the administrative labor of managing a database, and leaves you with more time to focus on your core business.
Object Storage Service: Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS) is an easy-to-use service that enables you to store, backup and archive large amounts of data on the cloud.
Analytic DB: Get critical business insights from data sourced from multiple locations, instantly processed in a highly concurrent and multi-dimensional analysis system with Alibaba Cloud Analytic DB. Analytic DB is a real-time Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) managed database cloud service that can crunch enormous amounts of data.
NASA JPL, Philips, Sonos
Daimler, Sogeti HighTech, Synchrony Systems
Bell Canada, LG, Telenor
KUKA, Rockwell Automation, ThyssenKrupp
Huawei, GE Healthcare, 3M, Xerox, BMW, AccuWeather, Heineken, Rolls-Royce
Microsoft_Securing_your_Internet_of_Things_from_the_ground_up_white_paper_2016.pdfMicrosoft_Reimagining-Manufacturing-with-IoT_2016.pdfMicrosoft_get_started_with_the_internet_of_things_2015.pdfMicrosoft_Continuous-Services-Automation-solution-brief_2016.pdfMicrosoft_Cloud_Solutions_And_Platforms_Options_2016.pdfMicrosoft_Azure_Essentials_2015.pdfMicrosoft_Creating the Internet of Your Things_2013.pdf
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