On the way to a FOSS Platform for Cloud Based IoT Solutions
The Internet of things (IoT) is expected to connect billions of devices. The demand for an open IoT platform is increasing to enable and accelerate the development of cross-domain/cross-vendor use cases and face the accompanying challenges like connectivity with a wide range of heterogeneous protocols and large scale messaging. Eclipse IoT on top of Cloud Foundry is a promising software stack for this goal. However, it will only be successful if it is widely adopted. I will show you where we are today and we can find out together where to go tomorrow.
It is expected that in the next years billions of devices will be connected to the internet of things (IoT). Many of them will interact with cloud-based solutions to provide additional services on the devices or in the web. To bring IoT to the next level technologies for supporting cross-domain/cross-vendor solutions are needed. There is already a lot FOSS available to provide a technological base for building IoT solutions (e.g. Cloud Foundry). However, on top of it, software is needed for the connectivity challenges, support of domain-specific protocols, large scale messaging and device management and integration with existing infrastructure. Eclipse IoT aims to address these needs and provide an IoT framework that makes IoT development fast and simple. However, such an IoT platform can only be successfull if it is widely adopted. No-one can do I(o)T alone. I will show you where we are today and we can find out where to go tomorrow. Come and join us!