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Software AG Ramps Up IoT Capabilities


Software AG has unveiled the latest version of its open, cloud-based Cumulocity IoT platform (Release 9), which builds on a distributed architecture with additional edge processing capabilities. Cumulocity IoT now includes enhanced high availability, multi-cluster deployment options, as well as code-free integration of devices supporting Low Power WAN (LPWAN) technologies used for long-term low bandwidth remote monitoring, including Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT), Lightweight M2M (LWM2M), and Long Range (LoRa).

The enhanced distributed architecture and edge processing in Cumulocity IoT (Release 9) brings new extensions to the platform that delivers operational autonomy for devices, advanced local data processing, reduced data flows and improved response time. Users can use the same dashboards, analytics models, integrations and applications when operating at the edge or in the cloud, while saving bandwidth and reducing costs and security concerns. Edge extensions include: rapid, secure industrial fieldbus connections, data forwarding filters, analytics distribution management, centralized edge platform management, and easy integration; all of which provides users with comprehensive, automated control over their entire IoT solution architecture at scale.

“Devices no longer need to constantly ‘call home’ to a centralized cloud infrastructure for instructions or analysis, but instead they are given the ability to accomplish these tasks on their own,” said Bernd Gross, senior vice president of IoT and cloud for Software AG. “As this becomes a more tangible possibility, companies need to aggregate data collected at the edge for real-time analysis and smart business insights.”

Cumulocity IoT R9 includes an open, enhanced Microservices SDK (software development kit) and industrialized lifecycle support for Microservices and DevOps. Microservices-based apps, which are developed using Cumulocity IoT, can work on any deployment, scale elastically, are highly available and fault tolerant, and are easy to change. This ensures that enterprises can rapidly evolve and change their apps through a Continuous Delivery process.

For more information, go to www.softwareag.com.


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