12/5/2017 | 1 MINUTE READ

Siemens’ MindSphere to Be Hosted on Amazon Web Services

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The company is pursuing an AWS-first approach as it prepares to make the latest version of its Platform-as-a-Service in early 2018.


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Siemens has announced that the latest release of MindSphere, the company’s open cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) operating system, will be hosted for the first time on Amazon Web Services (AWS). This provides the ability to develop robust industrial IoT solutions on a shorter timeline for customers across various industries, especially aerospace and military as well as energy and utilities.

“Siemens’ deep industrial domain knowledge and experience, coupled with the global scalability and security available through AWS, provides its customers with increased capabilities to bring industrial IoT to businesses of all sizes,” says Terry Wise, Vice President of Global Alliances, Ecosystem and Channels for Amazon Web Services Inc.

MindSphere delivers a range of device and enterprise application connectivity protocol options, industry applications, advanced analytics, and an innovative development environment that utilizes both Siemens’ open Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) capabilities along with access to AWS cloud services.

“We’ve listened to our customer’s demand for high availability and global scale, and are embracing a new AWS-first approach to MindSphere,” says Steve Bashada, Executive Vice President of Siemens Cloud Application Services. “Thanks to our collaboration with AWS, Siemens customers and partners will have access to one of the best Industrial IoT application programming interfaces from Siemens, coupled with direct access to AWS services for faster application development.”

MindSphere applications are being developed across multiple Siemens business units, with openness as a key cornerstone. At the recent EMO 2017 exhibition in Hannover, Germany, Siemens connected over 240 different machine tools from over 140 manufacturers across the entire exhibition site using its Manage MyMachines application on MindSphere.


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