IBM and ARM Inks a Deal for Speedy IoT Deployment

By CIOReview | Wednesday, September 16, 2015

ARMONK, NY: IBM to expand its IoT platform with its recent collaboration with ARM. This partnership will witness ARM integration into IBM IoT Foundation which will provide seamless connectivity with ARM mbed enabled devices to analytics services.

The catalogue of products integrated with ARM mbed-enabled chips are empowered with provisions to automatically register with IBM's platform, and information collected can be delivered to the cloud for analysis. With this connection, the manufacturers also get the option of including the delivery of events to users, for remote equipment control or alert sending during cases like device breakdowns.

The IBM IoT Foundation hosts a long list of fully managed cloud-hosted offerings on the SoftLayer Infrastructure. The Foundation provides a cinch path for deriving value from IoT devices and provides analytics tools that can deal with large quantities of fast-moving data. It also gives access to IBM Bluemix, which is IBM's Platform-as-a-Service platform, capable of handling the immense flow of data and provides round the clock access for decision makers. Lastly, it also provides security systems capable of helping organizations protect IoT data with the same priority as their confidential financial, IP and strategy information.

"Deploying IoT technology has to be easy, secure and scalable for it to feel like a natural extension of a company's business," says Krisztian Flautner, General Manager, IoT Business, ARM. "By collaborating with IBM, we will deliver the first unified chip-to-cloud, enterprise-class IoT platform. This will empower companies of any size with a productivity tool that can readily transform how they operate, and the services they can offer."

With this integration taking lead, the clients receive a slew of benefits which includes  improved engagement, accelerated innovation and enhanced operations through connected devices and analysis of the data.

 IBM also announced the first set of IoT services in the series of IBM Cloud-based, industry-specific IoT for Electronics. With this service electronic manufacturers can gather data sourced from individual sensors which can be coupled with other data for a real-time analysis.