Innovative cloud platforms are the basis for the Internet of Things. Over the last couple of years, the number of these platforms has increased significantly, and more and more vendors as well as user companies have recognized the importance of cloud platforms as digital is now at the core of their business models.

Each company that enters the IoT universe has to decide which is the right platform for its IoT solution. There is a broad range of cloud platforms from different vendors out there, from IT companies, from user companies, and hybrid solutions combining the two types of providers. To achieve real benefits in terms of increased efficiency and effectiveness, it is important to evaluate if it makes more sense to buy from a vendor or to build your own platform.

Contents:

PAC’s Analysis

  • Management summary
  • PAC’s opinion
  • PAC’s recommendations

What’s available on the market? – The most important platforms

  • Amazon: AWS IoT
  • Bosch Software Innovations: IoT Suite
  • Cisco: IoT System / Jasper
  • General Electric: Predix
  • Google: Google Compute Platform
  • IBM: Watson IoT
  • Microsoft: Azure IoT Suite
  • PTC: ThingWorx
  • Salesforce IoT Cloud
  • Siemens: MindSphere
  • Schneider Electric EcoStruxure Platform

How to choose the right platform

  • Scalability & flexibility
  • Security
  • Interoperability
  • Performance & stability
  • Device management
  • Other decision-making factors

Open source – Do your own platform

  • Cloud Foundry
  • OpenStack
  • Containers, Docker and Kubernetes

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