The world's leading companies, including Siemens, IBM, and Red Hat, have announced a new collaboration that will look to use a hybrid cloud to create and deliver "open, flexible and more secure" solution for manufacturers and plant operators to drive real-time value from operational data.
Typically, manufacturing sites can generate thousands of terabytes of data in a single month. But most of this data remains unanalyzed. Through this collaboration, Siemens Digital Industries Software will apply IBM's open cloud approach, which is built on Red Hat OpenShift to extend the deployment flexibility of MindSphere®, the industrial IoT as a service solution from Siemens. This will allow the customers to run MindSphere on-prem, which helps them use breakneck speeds to power factory and plant operations. This will also be possible through the cloud for seamless product support, updates, and enterprise connectivity.
"MindSphere already provides customers with data-driven insights to strengthen operations through Industrial IoT. Through our work with IBM and Red Hat, we can now offer customers the flexibility to choose to operate MindSphere on-premise or in the cloud to best meet their distinct operational needs and become more efficient, nimble and responsive to today's marketplace," said Raymond Kok, senior vice president of Cloud Application Solutions for Siemens Digital Industries Software.
Tech companies use MindSphere to collect and analyze real-time sensor data from products, plants, systems, and machines. The tool helps users optimize their products, production assets, and manufacturing processes along the entire value chain to build a real-time digital twin.