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Canonical’s Ubuntu Core and Snaps: a Q&A article

Ubuntu Core is a fully managed containerization platform that combined with a marketplace enables an effective and easy method for deploying Snaps to either cloud or on-premises machines. Canonical’s Ubuntu Core and Snaps are important to enterprises as they provide an application-agnostic managed software platform, designed specifically for IoT and similar embedded use cases. In addition, Ubuntu Core and Snaps are important to the IoT ecosystem, because they leverage a well-known technology stack (Linux kernel […]

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Connected Trucking: Functional IoT Architecture

In this use case report, MachNation illustrates the microservices of a connected trucking solution. MachNation also describes some of the most salient architecture, deployment and technology characteristics associated with a connected trucking solution. Connected trucking solutions are used by enterprises to provide real-time location monitoring, optimize delivery routes, improve delivery times, ensure product security, improve transport conditions, anticipate vehicle maintenance and proactively manage failures. These capabilities help businesses lower overall operating costs and minimize risk […]

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SiteWhere open source IoT platform supports smart metering in Turin, Italy

Interest in open source IoT platforms continues to grow. The flexibility, security and support ecosystem of open source solutions provides a viable alternative to more traditional IoT platforms. This short article describes a smart cities’ use case based on an open source IoT platform from SiteWhere. With headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, SiteWhere is an open-source IoT application enablement platform (AEP) offering two solutions. First, SiteWhere’s Community Edition (CE) is offered under CPAL license. For this […]

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Digitization, ADAMOS and Cumulocity

ADAMOS puts Cumulocity at the heart of its industrial manufacturing IoT platform. ADAMOS, which describes itself as “the strategic alliance for machine and plant engineering,” has picked Cumulocity’s IoT platform to power its digitization business. The Cumulocity Application Enablement Platform (AEP) will act as the middleware allowing ADAMOS to share apps and technology tools as it aims to improve digitization in engineering. MachNation has written about the Cumulocity platform in its 2016 IoT Application Enablement […]

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2017 Platform-Enabled Solution ScoreCard rates 11 vendors

MachNation announces availability of its second annual Platform-Enabled Solution (PES) ScoreCard, an in-depth review and rating of 11 Internet of Things platform-enabled solutions. Executive summary (Publicly available): Full report (Client-only access): A Platform-Enabled Solution (PES) is a solution-centric offering optimized to reduce the time to deliver a fully-enabled, end-to-end, vertical IoT solution to customers. MachNation makes a clear distinction between an IoT PES and an IoT Application Enablement Platform (AEP). Buyers of these two types of […]

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