Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, and Eurotech (ETH:IM), a leading provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) platforms and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced the launch of a new, open source Eclipse Foundation project to manage IoT edge devices, from connectivity and configuration to application lifecycle. The co-sponsored project, Eclipse Kapua, combines with the existing Eclipse Kura project to offer IoT developers and end users an open platform for end-to-end IoT implementations, helping them to avoid costly, proprietary lock-in and accelerate community-driven development.
By co-sponsoring Eclipse Kapua, we, along with our partner Eurotech, seek to build a flexible, stable base for future IoT innovation, a base powered by upstream communities and responsive to emerging needs around industrial IoT.
The collaboration between Red Hat and Eurotech represents a significant boost to open source IoT solutions and marks the development of the first end-to-end open source IoT platform. Eurotech is now contributing its existing code base for its Everyware Cloud IoT cloud integration platform to the Kapua project, which is in addition to the company’s past contribution of its Everyware Software Framework (ESF) under the Kura project. Both Red Hat and Eurotech, leaders in the Eclipse IoT community, plan to participate actively in Kapua and Kura, developing and testing code, collaborating with other contributors, and integrating existing open source projects that are integral to IoT solutions (e.g. Apache Camel, ActiveMQ, Drools, etc.).
Eurotech ReliaGATE 20-26, powered by Red Hat
An essential component of the platform is the intelligent gateway, designed to address the problems of scalability, performance latency, reliability and security inherent to complex IoT implementations. Earlier this week, Eurotech announced the ReliaGATE 20-26, powered by Red Hat, an intelligent gateway that provides data and device management services for IoT deployments encompassing hundreds of thousands of devices. By pushing computing to the network edge, the intelligent gateway can remove the need to transmit masses of data back to a central datacenter for processing. Instead, essential data aggregation, data transformation, integration, and routing are handled by the gateway closer to physical devices, triggering business rules that can automate machine operations in near real-time.
Marco Carrer, CTO, Eurotech Group
"The Kapua Project, driven by Red Hat and Eurotech and based on Eurotech’s Everyware Cloud, provides a critical piece of the fully open IoT cloud platform, enabling IoT developers to embrace the flexibility, scale and reliability of open source for next-generation deployments. 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 and deploying IoT implementations."
Mark Enzweiler, senior vice president, Global Channel Sales and Alliances, Red Hat
"Open source is the foundational element of many modern IT innovations, from cloud computing to Linux containers, and the Internet-of-Things is no different. By co-sponsoring Eclipse Kapua, we, along with our partner Eurotech, seek to build a flexible, stable base for future IoT innovation, a base powered by upstream communities and responsive to emerging needs around industrial IoT."
Mike Milinkovich, executive director, Eclipse Foundation
"The richness of the Eclipse Kapua project, with its modular integration platform for IoT devices and sensors, enhances the overall Eclipse IoT offering. Kapua is tightly connected to several Eclipse IoT projects and with the leadership of Red Hat, Eurotech and other project contributors, the Eclipse IoT offering continues to drive innovation in the Internet of Things and make new applications possible. "
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