Platform as a Service Bundles IoT Services for Manufacturers

Siemens has made an initial release of its MindSphere – Siemens Cloud for Industry, a key element of the company’s Digital Enterprise software suite.

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Siemens has made an initial release of its MindSphere – Siemens Cloud for Industry, a key element of the company’s Digital Enterprise software suite. MindSphere is a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) concept in which Siemens bundles a range of services for manufacturing companies on the path to Industry 4.0.  MindSphere is an open operating system, enabling a customized platform for recording and analyzing large volumes of plantwide production data. Users can integrate the system with Siemens or third-party providers for a variety of predictive maintenance services, energy data management and resource optimization development applications. 

MindSphere interlinks physical products and production facilities with digital data, enabling the implementation of innovative solutions plus the ability to bring products onto the market faster and more efficiently, the company says. It offers industrial enterprises an open infrastructure based on SAP HANA and enables the ongoing creation of new digital services for the user. Siemens says that MindSphere is a comprehensive, cost-efficient data-hosting platform that combines device management, easy connectivity, all necessary data storage and the associated infrastructure, providing virtualized data management that can be deployed very quickly.

Siemens support services for the platform partners include data recording, transmission and safe storage, plus the framework for a development environment in which applications can be created swiftly.

Siemens says that its suite of software supports the continuous optimization of the entire value chain, from design, production planning, engineering and manufacturing to a range of after-sale, maintenance and upgrade services. 

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