Wind River, a global leader in delivering software for the Internet of Things, announced it is collaborating with IBM to advance IoT deployments for industrial customers with new “edge-to-cloud” recipes designed 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 Internet of Things 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 Internet of Things 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, Wind River and IBM will be able to provide elements that may be combined for a complete edge-to-cloud Internet of Things solution. Specifically, recipes for Wind River operating systems VxWorks®, Wind River RocketTM, and Wind River PulsarTM 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 Internet of Things 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 the Internet of Things. 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.”
To learn more about how Wind River is addressing the opportunities and challenges of IoT, visit www.windriver.com and www.ibm.com/IoT.