IBM Launches Internet of Things Foundation
IBM makes its mark on the Internet of Things (IoT) by delivering a new IoT service based on the IBM Bluemix Platform as a Service (PaaS).IBM announced that it has extended its Bluemix platform-as-a-service (PaaS) technology to help developers build applications for the Internet of things (IoT). Big Blue unveiled a set of digital tools that change the Internet of things landscape by enabling developers to build an IoT application in just a few minutes. The cloud service was developed based on the thousands of IoT client engagements IBM has led under the umbrella of its Smarter Planet initiative, IBM officials said. The new service, called the IBM Internet of Things Foundation, makes it possible for a developer to quickly and easily extend an Internet-connected device such as a sensor or controller into the cloud, build an application alongside the device to collect the data and send real-time insights back to the developer's business. The IoT Foundation service is part of IBM Bluemix, IBM's cloud application platform. It delivers rapid access to, and provides valuable insights from, IoT device data coming from billions of Internet-connected sensors and controllers. IBM Bluemix is a cloud platform for building, managing and running applications of all types, including for the Web, mobile, big data and smart devices.
"Think of the IoT Foundation as an extremely fast on-ramp to the cloud for the millions of intelligent IoT devices that are now being shipped, and the billions already Internet-connected," John R. Thompson, vice president of the Internet of things business unit at IBM, said in a statement.