Siemens, IBM, and Red Hat have announced a collaboration that will use a hybrid cloud to gather real-time value from operational data to improve how manufacturers use the industrial internet of things (IIoT). According to a report from IBM, a single manufacturing site may produce as much as 2,200 terabytes of data but most of that data goes unanalyzed.

Siemens Digital Industries Software will apply IBM’s open hybrid cloud approach, which is built on Red Hat’s OpenShift, to extend the deployment flexibility of Mind-Sphere. MindSphere is an IIoT service solution that uses analytics and artificial intelligence to power IoT solutions either on-site or in the cloud. The service solution is used by organizations to collect and analyze real-time sensor data from products, plants, systems, and machines. This data allows the company to optimize products, production assets, and manufacturing processes along the entire value chain, essentially building a real-time digital twin. The service allows manufacturers to comply with regulatory requirements and data privacy.

Siemens AG is a global conglomerate headquartered in Munich, Germany, and Siemens Digital Industries Software is part of Siemens Digital Industries business. IBM is a multinational technology company headquartered in Armonk, NY. Owned by IBM but operated independently, Red Hat is a provider of enterprise open-source software solutions, including high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies based in Raleigh, NC. (5/21)