OVH PaaS TimeSeries Service and SIGFOX IoT Communications Service to Provide Simple and Cost-Effective Tools to Implement and Manage IoT Solutions.
OVH, the world’s leading “Digital as a Service” company, and SIGFOX, the world leader in Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, today announced the integration of OVH’s PaaS TimeSeries service with SIGFOX’s Cloud, making it much simpler for companies to implement and manage their IoT solutions.
The two companies recently demonstrated more than 7,000 simple and cost-effective connected sensors sending data through the SIGFOX IoT communications service to the OVH PaaS TimeSeries service.
IoT PaaS TimeSeries is a platform dedicated to collecting, processing, monitoring and analyzing data from sensors in connected devices. Through machine-learning algorithms, it can identify patterns and trigger actions based on the data received.
OVH also is working with many manufacturers to offer a plug-and-play service to companies.
With 50 billion devices expected to be connected by 2020, the high potential of the IoT market implies a demand for storage and processing of a very large amount of data, which provides an appropriate scope to OVH and its 220,000 servers in 17 data centers. The company’s global presence takes on a new dimension since its announcement, last September, of plans to open 12 new data centers by 2018.
“Facing this unprecedented digital revolution, SIGFOX and OVH’s complementarity offers new perspectives, enabling both companies to apprehend the entire value chain of the IoT,” said Laurent Allard, CEO of OVH.
“By providing a turn-key solution for storing and managing data, as well as hosting business applications, OVH makes it much simpler, quicker and more cost effective to get up and running with Internet of Things applications.”
SIGFOX’s wireless device-to-cloud communications service is a subscription-based offer that allows companies to integrate single devices or entire systems with the cloud, without having to deal with the complexities of networking. This makes it much simpler and more cost effective to collect data from physical objects.
The SIGFOX Ready™ certification program assures that devices are compatible with the SIGFOX network and can be connected to the IoT easily by any customer, anywhere the SIGFOX service is available. The network already is operating or being deployed in 12 countries, covering more than 1 million square kilometers.
A company wishing to deploy an IoT solution can now choose from the many SIGFOX Ready™ certified devices, or build its own, and use OVH PaaS TimeSeries APIs to retrieve the data for display in an app. Companies no longer need to build and manage the databases and can thus focus on the business logic of their solution.
“The integration of OVH PaaS TimesSeries in SIGFOX’s Cloud is a key step in the evolution of the IoT that will give customers continuous and unprecedented insights into the status of their infrastructure and other assets, enabling them to increase efficiency and lower costs,” said Stuart Lodge, SIGFOX executive vice president global sales and partners. “With participation of leading players such as OVH in the SIGFOX ecosystem, we are the only IoT connectivity provider that allows customers to systematically use the wealth of data their connected devices are sending.”
Companies such as Weenat, with its live data-farming sensors, and Connit, with its IoT solutions to optimize energy use and industrial maintenance, already are using the combined services.
SIGFOX and OVH plan to expand their collaboration through other initiatives aimed at further simplifying and accelerating time-to-market for Internet of Things solutions. These initiatives will be announced in 2016.
- OVH: the French Tech, Tech West / The Venetian / Eureka Park / booths 80 640 and 80 641
- SIGFOX: Meeting-room: Tech West / The Venetian / 3rd Floor / Toscana / #3710 – Tech West / Level 1 / Hall G / ENGIE booth / #81221