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.

Huawei Announces the Launch of “All Cloud” Strategy

The launch of All Cloud strategy is a step towards the full cloudification of products and services of the Huawei so that the company can achieve success by helping its customer more efficiently.  At Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2016, the CEO of the company announces the launch of All Cloud strategy that is totally designed on the basis of the industry trends. The strategy reflects the commitment of the company to bring innovation in the industry’s development and to improve the end user experience with its latest cloud technologies.

The innovative strategy fabricated on the ROADS experience model – Real-time, On-demand, All-online, DIY, and Social – this model was launched at the same event a year ago. Whereas the ROADS framework spotlight on delivering superior user experience, All-Cloud centers on network transformation and plan to make possible digital revolution within the organization. The latest promotions have been billed with the tagline of “Growing together through digitization and building a better connected world”.

“Global digitization is accelerating, and this is improving efficiency and user experience in many areas, including vertical industries, public services, and every aspect of our lives. Our Global Connectivity Index (GCI) 2016 reveals that global connectivity, improved by 5% in 2015,” said Deputy Chairman of the Board Eric Xu.

The All-Cloud scheme is built on a data center-centric architecture, with all network utilities, services and applications will run in the cloud data center. The company has stated that through a combined and open architecture, it will be capable to meet customers’ needs for business revolution on all cloud platforms, public, private, industrial, and hybrid.

Inside the company’s carrier business, the panel plan of developing cloud-based IoT, video services, and service platforms, to win new business, but will also promote the cloudification of operations systems.

“We can work together in the areas of enhancing connectivity, enabling the digital transformation of vertical industries, improving the connectivity experience and expanding access under all scenarios, and to accelerate global digitization. In the All IP era, we proposed our Single strategy, which effectively supported the development of operator customers, we advocate full cloudification to build efficient networks and agile competitiveness” said Xu.

In the organization unit, cloud computing, SDN, and big data expertise will shape the essential pillars of marketing messages. The company has apparently prioritized digital transformation as a way for enterprise to transform towards responsive and elegant operations.

Cloud Hosting Rackspace Assigned New Director of Technology and Product for the Asia Pacific

Cloud Hosting Rackspace appointed Alan Perkins as its director of technology and product for the Asia Pacific. on Feb.08, 2013: the cloud hosting provider Rackspace® announced the IT veteran Alan Perkins as a leader of cloud computing evangelist and IT industry  to its Asia Pacific team. Bringing the message of the open cloud innovation to the Australian business community will be central to the role now taken up by Perkins as Rackspace’s Sydney-based Director of Technology and Product for Asia Pacific.

Rackspace Assigned New Director of Technology and Product

Rackspace Assigned New Director of Technology and Product

As firms from small to medium sized businesses right up to larger scale enterprises now increase their adoption of cloud computing, companies in every Australian industry vertical are aligning to Rackspace’s open cloud standards model which ensures maximum flexibility and performance while avoiding single vendor lock in.

“This is an important time for the development of open cloud technology as Australian firms align to truly flexible computing models that will ensure they can perform with maximum agility in both the short and long term. With the launch of an Australian datacentre and the company’s rapid growth in the region, it’s a great time to be coming on board,” Perkins said.

Prior to his accepting the position at Rackspace, Perkins spent more than 10 years at software developer Altium in key leadership and specialist consulting roles, including seven years as the CIO. During his tenure at Altium, Perkins played a pivotal role preparing and implementing strategies to move the entire business systems to the cloud and was directly responsible for driving company-wide efficiencies and innovations.

Perkins was named by The Australian as one of the Top 20 people to watch in technology 2012, and in 2009, was a finalist for the IDC Asia Pacific CIO of the Year Award. In the same year he won an Enterprise Innovation Award for Cloud innovation from IDC.

Rackspace Australian and New Zealand Country Manager Mark Randall said he was thrilled to welcome a leader of Alan’s pedigree and ability to the Rackspace family.

“Alan is widely regarded as a visionary. He comes with a huge reputation as a cloud pioneer, with over 20 years experience in systems analysis and design. At a time when cloud and hosting decisions are becoming increasingly important to business, it gives us tremendous confidence to know that we’ve got someone of Alan’s diverse experience, leadership skills, and deep knowledge of technology on board.”