Siemens has introduced MindSphere, a platform as a service (PaaS) concept that provides an open operating system for IoT, enabling a customized platform for recording and analyzing large volumes of plantwide production data. Customers can integrate with Siemens or third-party providers for a variety of predictive maintenance services, energy data management and resource optimization development applications.
MindSphere interlinks physical products and production facilities with digital data, enabling the implementation of solutions and the ability to bring products onto the market faster and more efficiently, according to Siemens. MindSphere offers industrial enterprises an open infrastructure based on SAP HANA and allows the creation of new digital services for the customer.
MindSphere is a comprehensive, cost-efficient, data-hosting platform that combines device management, easy connectivity, all necessary data storage and the associated infrastructure, providing virtualized data management that can be deployed very quickly according to its maker. Siemens support services include data recording, transmission and safe storage, plus the framework for a development environment in which applications can be created swiftly.
An initial release of MindSphere—Siemens Cloud for Industry has launched, with ongoing upgrades to follow, according to company sources.