Aims to strengthen the strategic importance of open source initiatives around the Internet of Thing (IoT)
FRANKFURT, Germany – September 26, 2016 – Bosch Software Innovations, the Bosch Group’s software and systems house, today announced it has joined the Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard platform for cloud applications, as a silver member. Bosch Software Innovations joins GE Digital, IBM, VMware, SAP, VMware, and more than 60 other technology innovators as a Foundation member. Through its membership, Bosch Software Innovations will support other member companies to jointly improve the features and usage of Cloud Foundry’s cloud platform for Internet of Things (IoT) scenarios.
“We picked Cloud Foundry to run our new Internet of Things applications and Bosch IoT Suite,” said Dr. Stefan Ferber, VP of Engineering, Bosch Software Innovations. “One major reason was the ability to deploy on multiple clouds or to switch cloud vendors. As a new member of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, we are happy to actively participate in future developments and be part of this developer community.”
Bosch Software Innovations offers the Bosch IoT Suite as a Platform as a Service (PaaS) that provides a comprehensive toolbox in the cloud. The individual, highly available software services make it easier for IoT solution developers to perform their daily tasks and help them to rapidly release applications for the Internet of Things. The software services are already being used to operate and develop Bosch IoT solutions. The services of the Bosch IoT Suite have been integrated into the Bosch IoT Cloud marketplace. In the future, individual services will be provided on other marketplaces based on Cloud Foundry as well.
“Cloud Foundry’s architecture is perfectly suited for the scale and flexibility needed to build and deploy IoT applications across cloud and edge infrastructures,” said Sam Ramji, CEO, Cloud Foundry Foundation. “We’re delighted to see Bosch join the Foundation, as we head into Summit Europe, where a main theme will be IoT and how Cloud Foundry empowers organizations to build powerful IoT applications, via commercial and open source innovations.”
At Cloud Foundry Summit Europe 2016, Bosch Software Innovations’ Steffen Evers, Head of Open Source Services, will give more insight in the company’s mission to strengthen the open source initiatives of the Eclipse Foundation and the Cloud Foundry Foundation at his “Building an Open Framework for Cloud Based IoT-Solutions” talk on September 28 at 11:10am.
About Bosch Software Innovations
Bosch Software Innovations, the Bosch Group’s software and systems house, designs, develops, and operates innovative software and system solutions that help our customers around the world both in the Internet of Things (IoT) and in the traditional enterprise environment. We place particular focus on the topics of mobility, energy, manufacturing, and building. The Bosch IoT Suite is Bosch Software Innovations’ comprehensive toolbox in the Cloud. The software package, which is provided as Platform as a Service (PaaS), allows the interaction of devices, users, companies and partners on a centralized platform. This enables the development of innovative and future-oriented solutions for new business models. More information can be found at www.bosch-si.com, www.twitter.com/BoschSI, www.blog.bosch-si.com.
About Cloud Foundry Foundation
The Cloud Foundry Foundation is an independent non-profit organization formed to sustain the development, promotion and adoption of Cloud Foundry as the industry standard platform for cloud applications. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy and scale applications. Cloud Foundry is an Apache 2.0 licensed project available on Github: https://github.com/cloudfoundry. To learn more, visit: https://www.cloudfoundry.org.
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