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Intel races to introduce integrated cloud IoT Platform

Wed 10 Dec 2014

Chip maker giant Intel announced yesterday that it is to introduce what will be known as the Intel IoT Platform, providing an all-in-one solution for enterprise IoT deployment.

The platform will incorporate x86-based processing power, cloud computing infrastructure, as well as tailored software. It will connect to the cloud through Wind River Edge Management Systems to “facilitate device configuration, file transfers, data capture, and rules-based data analysis and response.”

As well as making big strides into the wearables arena with the MICA bracelet and its Luxottica eyewear partnership, Intel’s latest 2014 move suggests it is determined to keep pace with rival architectures and rocketing IoT trends.

Instead of promoting the platform’s x86 fabric or the superiority of its advanced process technology, Intel has chosen to push the platform’s cloud infrastructure.

Intel noted at a demo event in San Francisco that the processing platform’s connection capabilities, along with its sophisticated software “enables customers to quickly build industry-specific IoT solutions and integrate disparate enterprise IT systems, utilizing API management.”

“With this platform we are continuing to expand our IoT product family beyond silicon with enhancements to our pre-integrated solutions that make IoT more accessible to solution providers,” said Doug Davis, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Internet of Things Group.

“IoT is a rapidly growing market but faces scalability hurdles. By simplifying the development process and making it easier to deploy new solutions that address market needs, we can help accelerate innovation,” Davis continued.

Intel is not alone in its race to create the standard in this field with other key rivals such as Qualcomm with its AllJoyn IoT protocol, now signed over as open-source to the Linux Foundation.

Intel will team up with partners Dell, SAP, Accenture, and Japan’s NTT Data, among others to help roll out and develop IoT solutions across its new platform.10


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