Siemens announced today that MindSphere is now available on Alibaba Cloud to foster the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) in China. Today’s announcement delivers on the promise made in last year’s Memo of Understanding signed by Siemens and Alibaba Cloud leadership under the witness of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
MindSphere is Siemens' cloud-based, open IoT operating system that delivers a wide range of device and enterprise connectivity options, robust applications, advanced analytics, and closed-loop innovation with complete digital twin solutions. The implementation of MindSphere on Alibaba Cloud provides compelling solutions for manufacturers in China to realize innovation and support Industry 4.0 initiatives.
“Companies around the world have been able to take advantage of industry-leading IoT capabilities from MindSphere on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure,“ said Tony Hemmelgarn, President and CEO at Siemens Digital Industries Software. “With MindSphere on Alibaba Cloud, companies now have options in Mainland China.”
“Siemens, as the market leader in industrial automation and digitalization, is cooperating with customers in a variety of industries such as manufacturing, electrics, water and pharmaceuticals,” said Wang Haibin, Executive Vice President, Siemens Ltd., China and General Manager, Digital Industries Siemens Greater China. “Working hand in hand with Chinese customers, Siemens is continuing to drive forward the expansion of MindSphere to more industries, creating a more extensive ecosystem.”
Siemens Digital Industries Software is a leading global provider of software solutions to drive the digital transformation of industry, creating new opportunities for manufacturers to realize innovation. With headquarters in Plano, Texas, and over 140,000 customers worldwide, Siemens Digital Industries Software works with companies of all sizes to transform the way ideas come to life, the way products are realized, and the way products and assets in operation are used and understood. For more information on Siemens Digital Industries Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.
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