US multinational conglomerate General Electric has introduced a cloud platform-as-a-service, Predix Cloud, designed for industrial data and analytics, accelerating Industrial Internet of Things.
Predix captures and analyses the volume, velocity and variety of machine data within a highly secure, industrial-strength cloud environment, according a report in M2M Magazine.
The platform is adaptable for use across several industrial sectors, including energy, transportation, healthcare and aviation.
The company claims that cloud software will enable utilities to use data faster and with greater efficiency, and offer operators advanced tools, such as asset connectivity, machine data support and industrial-grade security and compliance.
Asset connectivity will provide insight into performance and provide opportunities for the developer community. As the platform is purpose-built from the ground up, the Predix Cloud will run on other cloud fabrics required by customers.
GE offers users of the platform Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry open source cloud computing platform to help with application development, deployment and operations.
Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of GE, said: “Cloud computing has enabled incredible innovation across the consumer world. With Predix Cloud, GE is providing a new level of service and results across the industrial world.
“A more digital manufacturing plant means more products are made faster. A more digital oil company means better asset management and more productivity at every well. We look forward to partnering with our customers to develop customized solutions that will help transform their business.”
Cloud advancing the Industrial Internet of Things
The Industrial Internet is generating data twice as quickly as any other sector with investment in infrastructure expected to top US$60 trillion over the next 15 years, said M2M Magazine.