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Cumulocity IoT and AWS Form an IoT Alliance

When partners complement each other to provide the best solution for the customer.

Dr. Juergen Kraemer Dr. Juergen Kraemer

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, gaining a comprehensive understanding of end-to-end operations has become paramount. The Internet of Things (IoT) has opened up a realm of possibilities for businesses across diverse industries, enabling them to tap into the full potential of their assets. By establishing an interconnected ecosystem of devices capable of seamless data exchange, IoT empowers organizations to unlock invaluable insights into their operations. These insights, previously inaccessible, pave the way for optimizing processes across the entire supply chain. 

Navigating the Complexity: A Step-by-Step Approach to IoT Implementation 

Building a holistic view of operations through IoT is an ambitious endeavor that requires careful consideration. Organizations often face the challenge of implementing complex IoT projects within realistic timelines and with a solid business case. Rushing into IoT implementation without fully grasping its intricacies can lead to unforeseen complications down the line. It is crucial to approach IoT projects with a step-by-step mindset, starting with simpler services like remote monitoring before delving into more advanced applications such as predictive maintenance. This gradual approach allows organizations to gain a deeper understanding of the technology and enhance their services’ sophistication over time.

Breaking the Scale Barrier: Empowering IoT Solutions for Unprecedented Growth 

Achieving scale is another significant hurdle in IoT implementation. Many businesses struggle to demonstrate a return on investment due to the inability to reach the necessary scale. Often, self-developed technologies possess functional elements but lack non-functional capabilities, such as high availability or true multitenancy. These elements are crucial for meeting end customers’ expectations and should be embedded into the original software architecture. Retroactively reengineering these elements becomes nearly impossible when attempting to scale IoT solutions to tens or hundreds of thousands of assets or higher data throughputs. Addressing these non-functional capabilities from the outset is essential to achieving business objectives. 

Unleashing Synergies: Amplifying IoT Potential through Cumulocity IoT and AWS Alliance 

Implementing IoT technologies can be a daunting task, particularly for organizations without extensive software expertise. However, there is a solution that can streamline the process and reduce time to market—Cumulocity IoT in collaboration with AWS technologies. This partnership allows businesses to leverage Software AG’s software platform capabilities and utilize their resources to differentiate and deploy specific solutions on top of the integrated system through open application programming interfaces (APIs). 

The collaboration between Software AG and AWS has resulted in a joint IoT offering that delivers even greater benefits to customers in a shorter timeframe and with reduced risk. By leveraging the best of AWS’s cloud environment and Cumulocity IoT’s platform capabilities, organizations can embark on a guided IoT journey. This joint reference architecture empowers organizations to navigate the complexities of IoT implementation, with a focus on scalability and meeting non-functional requirements. 

Take our joint customer, Flexco.  Together, we’ve helped Flexco maximize conveyor belt uptime, productivity, and safety in industrial applications around the globe. 

Experience in Action: Empowering Customers  

At the core of this partnership is a commitment to customer obsession. There are cases where customers don’t want to build or can’t build it all, but already deeply work with AWS. Here, we provide the solution, not the construction kit: buy AND build. With a strong customer-centric focus, our aim is to empower organizations to harness the full potential of IoT technology.