Red Hat and Eurotech partner for managing IoT edge devices
Red Hat has announced a partnership deal with Eurotech targeting the management of IoT edge devices.
The partnership focuses in particular on the rollout of a new, open source Eclipse Foundation project that will address requirements ranging from connectivity and configuration to application lifecycle. The co-sponsored project, Eclipse Kapua, integrates with the existing Eclipse Kura project to provide IoT developers and end users with an open platform that boosts community-driven development and helps them keep away from expensive, proprietary lock-in.
This collaboration is bringing about the development of the first end-to-end open source IoT platform. Eurotech is providing its existing code base for its Everyware Cloud IoT cloud integration platform to the Kapua project, which is in addition to the company’s past contribution of its Everyware Software Framework (ESF) under the Kura project.
Both Red Hat and Eurotech plan to actively be a part of Kapua and Kura, developing and testing code, collaborating with other contributors, and integrating existing open source projects that are integral to IoT solutions.
Recently, Eurotech introduced the “ReliaGATE 20-26” intelligence gateway that provides data and device management services for IoT deployments featuring a vast number of devices. The intelligent gateway provides a solution to issues such as scalability, performance latency, reliability and security in complex IoT implementations. The intelligent gateway does away with the requirement for vast amounts of data to be channelled to a central data centre for processing as it takes computing to the network edge.
Applications can ensure the automation of machine operations in near real-time as essential data aggregation, data transformation, integration, and routing are handled by the gateway closer to physical devices.
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