Internet of Things gets Cloud

Eurotech easing ‘Internet of Things’ with release of M2M Everyware Cloud 2.0

Chris Mayer

Machine-to-machine technology is picking up pace from initial ideas, with Eurotech release Everyware Cloud to handle M2M enterprise data

Italian embedded technology specialist Eurotech have launched a new machine-to-machine (M2M) cloud platform, designed to deliver and manage M2M data across the enterprise world.

Eurotech, who already play a big role within Eclipse’s M2M Industry Working Group hope the arrival of the Everyware Cloud 2.0 platform will facilitate growth within the burgeoning field even further. Just recently, the M2M working group chronicled their progress after six months at the table – with companies like Eurotech, IBM and Sierra Wireless at the forefront of new projects Paho and Koneki.

The Everyware Cloud claims to offer ‘proven cloud, M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies’ for clients to reach some of the loftiest business goals in their respective fields. Eurotech claim it is based on open sourced tools and standards, meaning a painless linkup to your normal cloud setup through a simple API, but only if you use their own ESF framework. Once that’s done, you can access on-the-fly M2M device data analysis and correlation without the need for costly overhead to setup the structure.

The data accrued can be stored up to 36 months in the cloud, incredibly useful for managing data over a prolonged period and the database is schema-less, adding further flexibility in what format you use to store it. Eurotech likely did this to attract a wider range of customers.

“The intersection of three disciplines, device development tools, cloud services, and network infrastructure, creates an opportunity for real smart systems innovation by combining device communication infrastructure with cloud services,” explained Glen Allmendinger, Principal at Harbor Research. “Managed application software and services, like the Eurotech Everyware Cloud 2.0, will help bridge gaps in today’s systems and drive new value across many vertical industries.” 

“Enterprises need information to make better business decisions, reduce operating costs, and enable new services. With Everyware Cloud 2.0, now they have a platform to gather real-world data on demand and leverage it for their benefit,” said Marco Carrer, Vice President Software Engineering, Eurotech. “Eurotech’s new Everyware Cloud goes beyond the general benefits of cloud computing to collect, transport, store and analyze data from the field. The new solution will allow customers to act on their data in the most powerful, efficient way possible.” 

IoT certainly seems to picking up steam at the moment, with many expecting it to become the standard for smart device connectivity. This isn’t for everyone and it would be ludicrous to suggest that a universal M2M cloud would become available right away, but it’s a pretty nice start.

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