Siemens and Alibaba Cloud partner to drive Internet of Things in China

Siemens and Alibaba Cloud partner to drive Internet of Things in China

July 9, 2018 0 By engineeringplm
  • MoU signed under the witness of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during his official visit to Germany.

  • Siemens MindSphere to be deployed and operated on Alibaba Cloud’s infrastructure for China Mainland market

Alibaba cloud, the cloud computing wing of Alibaba Group signed a (Memorandum of Understanding) MOU with Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich), a global technology powerhouse. This MOU will accelerate Internet of Things in the Chinese Mainland Market. The two companies will leverage each other’s technology and industry resources to build a unique IoT solution to support Industrie 4.0, China’s manufacturing upgrade and transformation and other industrial Internet initiatives.

In it’s press release Joe Kaeser, President and CEO of Siemens AG, was quoted –

“We continue to build our global industrial digital network by partnering with Alibaba Cloud. This cooperation is a landmark deal for bringing Industrie 4.0-solutions to China as the world’s powerhouse of manufacturing. Our customers will be able to unlock the potential of the Industrial Internet of Things with MindSphere now also on the leading Chinese cloud platform,” said Joe Kaeser. “Today, we further strengthen our global leadership in automating and digitalizing the Industrial world.”

Siemens MindSphere is Siemens’ cloud-based, open IoT operating system that delivers a wide range of device and enterprise connectivity options, robust applications, advanced analytics, and closed-loop innovation with complete digital twin solutions. The implementation of MindSphere on Alibaba Cloud will provide compelling services for companies in China Mainland to innovate with advanced industrial solutions. Under the MoU, both companies will begin collaborating immediately and intend to make MindSphere on Alibaba Cloud available in 2019.