Siemens has announced 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, EVP, 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.”