Siemens to bring MindSphere to Microsoft Azure cloud platform
Siemens announced plans to make its open IoT ecosystem MindSphere available on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform during the course of 2017. MindSphere enables industrial enterprises to improve the efficiency of plants through the acquisition and analysis of large quantities of production data. The two companies plan to offer the MindSphere platform and affiliated apps on the Azure cloud platform in the future. The use of public cloud services means cutting out the installation and maintenance work involved in creating a dedicated IT infrastructure. In addition, Azure infrastructure services enable availability on a scalable basis, as only the actually required computing power is used and charged for. NET support reduces the effort involved in developing new MindSphere apps for programmers.
As part of the collaboration, Siemens customers aiming to develop and make available their apps in the public cloud will be able to choose in future between Microsoft datacenters in different locations around the world. With Azure Stack, the aim is for them to also utilize Azure services within their own datacenter: They will benefit from the scalability and efficient management of a public cloud solution without compromising the scope for control offered by their own datacenter.
MindSphere is designed as an open IoT ecosystem. It can be used by industrial enterprises as the basis for their own digital services, in fields such as predictive maintenance, energy data management or resource optimization. Machine and plant engineering companies in particular can use the platform to monitor machine fleets distributed around the world for servicing purposes, to reduce standstill periods and so offer new business models. MindSphere also provides the foundation for data- based services from Siemens such as predictive maintenance of machine tools (Machine Tool Analytics) or integrated drive systems (Drive Train Analytics).
MindSphere是一个开放的物联网生态系统。在预测性维护、能量数据管理或资源优化等方面，工业企业可以将其作为自己数字服务的基础。尤其是机器和工厂工程公司可以使用该平台来监视遍布世界各地的机群用于维护，以减少停机时间并因此提供新的商业模式。 MindSphere还为西门子基于数据的服务提供了基础，如机床（Machine Tool Analytics）或集成驱动系统（Drive Train Analytics）的预测性维护。
Microsoft and Siemens have worked together to support communication standards in industry for many years. Within the scope of the SPS IPC Drives from November 22 – 24, 2016 in Nuremberg, Microsoft will be present in the Siemens MindSphere Lounge showcasing services to facilitate the work of app developers designing solutions for the MindSphere platform.
微软和西门子一起携手支持工业通信标准多年。2016年11月22至24日在纽伦堡举办的SPS IPC Drives展会上，微软将出席西门子MindSphere Lounge展示服务，以方便应用开发人员为MindSphere平台设计解决方案。