Huawei and Software AG team up for ‘complete Internet of Things solution’

Huawei has announced a new partnership with Software AG to deliver what the companies describe as a ‘complete, one-stop-shop Internet of Things (IoT) solution’.

The plans will entail combining Huawei’s hardware and software portfolio for cloud and edge computing as well as the company’s open IoT platform and network infrastructure, alongside Software AG’s streaming and predictive analytics to “allow for maximum speed and flexibility in operational and strategic decisions and responses,” as the press materials put it.

“The Internet of Things, whether through smart industries, smart cities, smart energy and connected cars will impact society and the global economy on a massive scale. It will be truly game changing for every enterprise,” said Eric Duffaut, Software AG chief customer officer in a statement. “The power and breadth of Huawei’s cloud and IoT platforms combined with the software based intelligence and integration capabilities of Software AG’s digital business platform will allow any enterprise to harness the IoT and develop global, innovative digital products or services.”

The companies added that while the partnership will initially focus on Europe, additional partners who can add industry, integration and technology expertise will be welcomed ‘in the spirit of a modern partner ecosystem’.

Elsewhere, Huawei has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Italy’s MetaSystem Group SpA – a global leader in usage-based insurance (UBI) – to develop connected car applications and provide a variety of end-to-end UBI solutions for the industry.

According to the MoU, both the companies are planning to provide end-to-end UBI solutions for clients by integrating MetaSystem’s connected car devices and applications with Huawei’s OceanConnect IoT platform. In addition, Huawei and MetaSystem have committed to developing various connected car applications and fostering innovative development by utilising the open capabilities of the OceanConnect platform.

Zhang Xiwei, VP of the Cloud Core Network Product Line at Huawei, said: “The IoT industry is expected to have a bright future with tremendous business potential. However, IoT can be made a success only by the combined efforts of upstream and downstream partners. The cooperation between Huawei OceanConnect IoT platform and MetaSystem enables us to provide better connected car applications for the industry. We look forward to working with more partners to provide diverse IoT applications for the industry and users.”

Picture credit: Huawei

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