Internet of Things (IoT) is “the next big thing” in cloud computing era. Leading industry vendors present their solution for IoT and interpret them to fit their business strategy. For this reason IoT is abused as a new buzzword for vendor proprietary business solutions. Term IoT can mean almost everything and it even less specific than cloud computing services. The Internet of Things revolves around increased machine-to-machine communication, it is built on networks of data-gathering sensors and actuators connected to cloud computing services that process all the information. It is going to make everything in our lives from streetlights to seaports “smart.”
At tcp cloud we look at IoT in different way than other vendors. In same way we deliver private cloud solutions to our customer, using existing open source projects and extending our cloud service approach to create universal IoT platform, that can handle multiple use cases.
We tried to briefly explain our vision and prototype deployments of tcp cloud IoT platform. Currently we are working on detail design for whole Smart City solution.
We got a great response from community after having life showcases at OpenStack Summit in Austin and KubeCon in London this year. Our concept seems to be accepted as a possible way of dealing with security, resiliance and performance concerns of IoT platforms and lot of technology partners want to join us in our effort and extend our IoT platform to their solution. We are now starting on concept Industry 4.0 to create first Smart Factory based on open source projects.
If you want to see IoT in action, you can register for OpenStack Day Prague where we show again live presentation with our industry partners.
If you are interested in any kind of cooperation let us know or follow us on twitter and check blogs (sources are in the PDF below).