One company making giant strides in the IoT landscape with their groundbreaking end-to-end IoT platform is Intel Technologies. Covering the entire gamut of IoT value chains ranging from intelligent wireless communications, IoT as a service, turnkey, to analytics solutions, Intel has created a niche for itself in this fast-changing technology segment.
"Our edgeto- cloud IoT platform gives organizations pervasive, reliable connectivity to power their IoT and other services across geographical boundaries"
“Our edge-to-cloud IoT platform gives organizations pervasive, reliable connectivity to power their IoT and other services across geographical boundaries,” states Thomas P. Lantzsch, senior vice president and general manager of the Internet of Things (IoT) Group at Intel.
The Intel IoT Platform is an end-to-end reference model, which works with third-party solutions to provide a foundation for a seamless and secure connection of devices. The model delivers trusted data to the cloud, and on-going value through analytics. The Intel IoT Platform breaks down the current obstacles most businesses face when looking to implement IoT strategies. It provides an end-to-end platform for connecting the unconnected—allowing data from billions of devices, sensors, and databases to be securely gathered, exchanged, stored, and analyzed across multiple industries. It helps deliver innovations to market faster, reducing solution complexity, and delivering actionable intelligence by offering a defined, repeatable foundation for how devices will connect and deliver trusted data to the cloud.
With the Intel IoT Platform, a broad spectrum of interoperable, cross-ecosystem IoT solutions can be designed and optimized—with the added Intel advantages of scalable compute, security from device to cloud, and data management and analytics support. When it comes to security, the company offers tightly integrated hardware and software security from the edge to the cloud, along with data protection and policy management while delivering trusted data to applications that deliver value.
Intel is paving the path to a better future for organization’s integrated hardware and software products through their scalable IoT Platform
Intel is paving the path to a better future for an organization’s integrated hardware and software products through their scalable IoT Platform. Spanning from edge devices to the cloud, the IoT implementation roadmap includes API management and service creation software, edge-to-cloud connectivity and analytics, intelligent gateways, and a full line of scalable IA processors. Security is fundamental to the roadmap with both dedicated security products, as well as security features that are embedded into hardware and software products. Intel is evolving and optimizing this product roadmap to overcome the key intricacies the solution providers are facing when deploying IoT, including interoperability, security, and connectivity.
End-to-End Innovation for the Internet of Things
How does it work? Intel is on a mission to make IoT implementations to client’s specific business needs easier. Intel’s technologies are built on open standards, so organizations get the scalability and interoperability they need to craft an IoT solution that will be right for their business— today and into the future.
Intel has established a dynamic ecosystem of partners that provides a wide range of smart, scalable, and sustainable Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for vertical segments. Organizations can choose the solutions that can help them increase their agility, improve ROI, and streamline management in the connected, data-driven age. Solutions integrating Intel® Security technologies are designed to help detect threats and protect data, applications, networks, and identities across the IoT continuum.
Intel’s partners offer edge sensors enabling actionable edge intelligence for a wide range of vertical industries and IoT use cases. Sensors provide access at the initial data gathering point and are a key component for delivering intelligence at the edge. As data is gathered from connected devices and sensors, both the hardware and software are verified and secured to ensure only trusted data is sent to the cloud.
The company also offers Smart Gateways through their partners. It is an innovative gateway based on Intel reference architecture to seamlessly interconnect devices and secure data flow between devices and the cloud. Smart Gateways allow customers to gather, filter, process, analyze, and actuate data while securing and managing machines and transactions. After it is verified, raw data still needs to be filtered, managed, and sent to the cloud. This data is already valuable to many industries and users (for instance, getting instant directions from their GPS or automating manufacturing processes based on output)—and can be analyzed to inform devices and machines at the edge.
Finally, the collected data is made available to autonomous machine systems or end-users—data scientists, analysts, and researchers—accessing the appropriate databases. The resulting insight informs a breadth of actions, services, and operations.
Comprehensive security is essential to safeguard the ubiquitous connectivity inherent in IoT. At every point in the platform, security is applied at the hardware and software layers to ensure devices, networks, and data are secured. Policy management and secure scalable compute help protect transactions and services.
End-To-End Robust Reference Architecture
The Intel® IoT Platform includes end-to-end reference architecture model and family of products from Intel and its ecosystem that works with third-party solutions to provide a foundation for seamlessly and securely connecting devices, delivering trusted data to the cloud, and delivering value through analytics.
Intel® architecture scales for the Internet of Things through a wide range of product offerings. Intel® Quark™, Intel® Atom™, and Intel® Core™ and Intel® Xeon® processors each support a wide range of performance points with a common set of code. Analytics, encryption, and new application requirements in IoT are driving the need for high levels of performance and computing headroom. For every case, there’s an Intel® processor.
Moving IoT Forward
Intel technology is the backbone of proven IoT solutions in the smart home, industrial, and mobile applications, as well as for vertical markets, including transportation, healthcare, and retail. It is helping billions of devices talk to each other and share valuable information, protecting sensitive data, and providing critical analytics and API offerings.
Intel has helped many organizations across industries to focus on attaining real innovation and ability to implement long term sustainable, robust, cost-effective solutions without being held captive by expensive, in-house systems.
The 2018-2019 Intel IT Annual Performance Report highlights how Intel IT’s collaboration with the company’s business units to implement AI, advanced analytics and machine learning has generated concrete results in areas such as supply chain, product lifecycle management, product design and production, and sales. Intel is pushing the boundaries in areas such as AI, 5G and autonomous vehicles, and Intel’s Information Technology team is a critical partner in this work.
With strong partnerships and dedicated workforce, Intel envisions continuing its growth across all industries. The Intel IoT Platform offers system integrators and the wider ecosystem a clear foundation for innovation and growth. By using the Intel IoT Platform as a foundation, countless IoT-based solutions and services can be successfully developed and deployed.