Samsung Launches Cloud Platform for Internet of Things

The launch of the Artik Cloud Platform that is an open data exchange platform is designed to enable customers to connect any data set from any connected device and any cloud service.

Samsung  Samsung Electronics a well known electronics giant announces the Samsung Artik Cloud, which is an open data exchange platform intended to connect devices and applications. The Samsung Artik Cloud provides user-friendly, open APIs and tools to firmly collect, store, and act on any data from any connected device or cloud service.

With these APIs and tools, companies can rapidly bring new Internet of Things solutions and services to market, hit into new income streams, and develop their business. The Samsung Artik Cloud is commercially accessible now.

“Our vision for the Artik platform is an end-to-end experience that reduces the obstacles, challenges, and time-to-market for IoT solutions,” said Young Sohn, Chief Strategy Officer at Samsung Electronics. “We’re excited to announce the Samsung Artik Cloud after three years of development and feedback from hundreds of developers.”

The Samsung faces several challenges when linking different devices and cloud services together into integrated experiences. These challenges comprise of collecting data from a varied set of devices using a range of protocols; enabling inheritance, new, and third-party devices and cloud services to cooperate with each other with minimum effort; storing data from different devices in a single place and deriving important insights; organization data, security and confidentiality; and providing developers with practical APIs and tools.

“The need for an open cloud solution that can work with any connected device, and with other cloud services is critical for broader consumer adoption,” said BK Yoon, CEO of Samsung Electronics. “The launch of Artik Cloud is extremely exciting because it promises to not only help Samsung connect our diverse portfolio of products, but also enables other companies to participate in a growing IoT ecosystem.”

This step has also followed a number of product launches over the last year to take Samsung into the IoT ecosystem. Last year the company introduced three chips, Artik 1, 5 and 10 that were designed specially to be set-in in IoT products. Constructed on top of Amazon Web Services, the Artik Cloud will be the Samsung’s first venture into providing a cloud service to third-party clients. The Samsung has worked on its own backend software for its own devices and services, but never for outside clients.