Statement of direction: A cloud-hosted service is planned to enable a new generation of Internet of Things and machine-to-machine applications and solutions

IBM United States Software Announcement 213-490
October 8, 2013

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This planned cloud offering expands existing IBM® capabilities for connecting the Internet of Things, influenced by capabilities found in IBM MessageSight (Software Announcement 213-116, dated April 23, 2013). It will bring together a number of IBM technologies and initiatives into a single, cloud-hosted service, to enable a new generation of Internet of Things and machine-to-machine applications and solutions.

This offering plans to address device connectivity and storage of events by enabling new and existing systems to communicate with devices, and by acting as an enabler for the emerging world of real-time analytics. It will be designed to take the complexity out of device connectivity by making it simpler to enable and connect devices to the cloud. Once connected, delivery of messages and events to consuming applications and systems will be optimized.

IBM intends to provide near real-time delivery of events across a wide variety of networks to and from devices with analytics. A historian will be used to store the events for later analysis.

Planned capabilities include:

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Clients and IBM Business Partners may submit an application to participate in the beta program for this offering when and if available. To apply:


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