Siemens Invites Alibaba Cloud to Increase Industrial Internet of Things in China

By : Hariyanto And Aldi Firhand. A | Thursday, July 12 2018 - 21:22 IWST

Josef Winter, President Director & CEO PT Siemens Indonesia
Josef Winter, President Director & CEO PT Siemens Indonesia - Jakarta - Siemens and Alibaba Cloud, a business of cloud computing units from Alibaba Group, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in partnership to encourage Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) in China.

The two companies will leverage their own industry technologies and resources to build unique IoT solutions to support Industry 4.0, the upgrading and transformation of Chinese manufacturing and other Internet industry initiatives.

Joe Kaeser, President and CEO of Siemens AG and Simon Hu, Senior Vice President of Alibaba Group and President of Alibaba Cloud signed the MoU in Berlin witnessed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang during his official visit to Germany.

"We continue to build the digital network of the company's global industry through partnership with Alibaba Cloud. This partnership is an important agreement to bring 4.0 Industry solutions to China as the world's leading manufacturing manufacturer. Our customers will be able to exploit the potential of Industrial Internet of Things with MindSphere which is now available on the leading cloud platform in China, "said Joe Kaeser.

According to him, the cooperation further strengthens Siemens' global leadership to automate and digitize the industry.

"This important partnership is a good step towards achieving Alibaba Cloud's goal of enabling digital transformation worldwide We are delighted to partner with Siemens and hope that this partnership can accelerate the adoption of IoT products and services that will create breakthroughs and progress across the industry , "Said Simon Hu.

As part of Siemens' comprehensive digital offering, MindSphere is Siemens's cloud-based IoT operating system that provides a range of connectivity options to devices and companies, powerful applications, sophisticated analysis, and closed-loop innovation with complete twin digital solutions. MindSphere Implementation at Alibaba Cloud will provide exciting service for companies in the Greater China region to innovate with advanced industry solutions.

Under the MoU, the two companies will soon begin collaboration and will make MindSphere availability at Alibaba Cloud by 2019.

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