Italy based machine to machine solutions firm Eurotech has partnered with Red Hat to develop an internet of things (IoT) platform that can collect and analyse data at the edge of the network.
The IoT platform will be built on Eurotech’s Everyware Cloud IoT code base which will contribute the Kapua project of Eclipse Foundation. Red Hat and Eurotech are establishing an Eclipse Foundation project in hopes that many companies and individual contributors will be attracted to the project. With enough support, an open source Kapua platform would have a chance of becoming one of the standard ways of building IoT systems.
“The combination of our open sourced IoT technology and Red Hat’s expertise in community building will help drive a more open, more innovative software landscape when it comes to building IoT implementations,” Marco Carrer, CTO of the Eurotech Group.
Last week Eurotech had announced that the upcoming IoT platform will be based on a ReliaGate 20-26 intelligent gateway that can collect, sort and route data being generated by various IoT devices and at various scale.
The gateway has built in intelligence for addressing data flow problems related to scalability, performance latency, reliability, and security. In effect, it moves computing tasks to the network’s edge that earlier systems tended to address at some central data center collection point, the company said.