Software AG and Eurotech join forces over new IoT solutions

Software AG has partnered with Eurotech, with the latter’s Everyware Software Framework (ESF) adding out-of-the-box connectivity with Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT. This integration of ESF and Cumulocity IoT is now available in all Multiservice Industrial IoT Gateways and High-Performance Edge Devices offered by Eurotech and certified by Cumulocity IoT.

The assimilation of these solutions will aim to provide customers with the combined functionality of Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT and Eurotech's Everyware Software Framework (ESF), including secure access to the configuration details of connected devices, automated diagnostics and management as well as expert triage.

Giuseppe Surace, chief product and marketing officer of Eurotech, said: “This partnership with Software AG reinforces our commitment to an open strategy. By adding connectivity to the Cumulocity IoT platform, our customers can now choose from a broader range of integration options, and reduce their time to market by leveraging a configuration-based approach to building industrial IoT solutions.

"Additionally, we are adding greater flexibility by offering a seamless integration with different IoT cloud providers, all of which makes ESF a powerful framework for open and integrated IoT solutions. This collaboration with Software AG will bring enormous tangible benefits to any customer that is looking for an open and modular IoT solution.”

Bernd Gross, senior vice president, IoT and cloud at Software AG, added: “Because of the open and secure architecture of the Cumulocity IoT platform, a vast ecosystem of 3rd party products and services are available without the risk of ‘vendor lock-in’. Thus, businesses can develop and implement IoT services at their own pace and at the optimal balance between risk and ambition.”

The two companies have been busy in this arena of late. Last month, Eurotech partnered with Red Hat and Cloudera to put together a new end-to-end open source IoT architecture. The platform would aim to allow certain enterprises to use a modern IoT ecosystem which was scalable, secure and technologically advanced, without vendor lock-in.

A Vanson Bourne survey, put together alongside Software AG earlier this month, has found that deployment of IoT solutions is considered as one of the most important initiatives by one in four Global Fortune 2000 enterprises – however, 90% of them have to face hurdles while implementing and expanding IoT across their organisations due to lack of expertise and skills.

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