Looking for an alternative? Discover Insights Hub industrial IoT

By Rocio Thompson

Google Cloud Platform announced it is retiring its IoT Core service after August 16, 2023. Where one door closes, another opens. Insights Hub, which is an integral part of the new Siemens Xcelerator portfolio, can replace your Google IoT Core service. With access to a wide range of IIoT solutions, applications, and other resources, you’ll be better equipped to unleash the power of the industrial IoT and its possibilities: lower costs, higher quality, more flexibility, efficiency, and faster innovation.

There are many things to consider as you search for a new IoT solution. Here’s what Siemens offers with Insights Hub.

Proven reputation and reliability

Insights Hub is a reliable and established solution that is here to stay. Gartner named Siemens as the sole Visionary vendor in its 2021 Magic Quadrant™ for industrial IoT platforms, while Forrester Wave™ named Insights Hub as a Leader in industrial IoT software platforms in its Q3 2021 report.

With Insights Hub, you can also leverage a diverse global partner ecosystem and Siemens’ domain expertise across industries to transform your IoT data into actionable insights.

Adopt quicker and scale faster

Insights Hub is an IIoT solution that you can build on. Start by collecting, visualizing, and analyzing data in real-time in one centralized location. Then expand those insights with domain-specific out-of-the-box solutions that help you explore more data and discover more insights. Most importantly, these solutions address your specific industry challenges and use cases to support the transformation of your business.

For example, incorporate AI and machine learning; launch remote condition monitoring and remote services; implement energy management initiatives; even optimize products and production efficiency with the digital twin. Need something even more customized? APIs and integrated app lifecycle workflows enable you to be flexible and cost-efficient while creating your own apps. Build it for your own organization or publish it in the Insights Hub marketplace for others to use as another revenue stream.

Multiple options for seamless integration

Insights Hub offers multiple integration options with MindConnect – making the transition easy while offering plenty of flexibility and additional capabilities. The fully open software allows you to connect to any third-party machine – regardless of brand, type, or age – via open communication interfaces. Connect physical, web, and enterprise-based systems, as Insights Hub supports multiple concurrent protocols, performs flexible data modeling, and leverages frictionless system integrations. Choose between different deployment options (public cloud, local private cloud or virtual private cloud).

Get it straight to work

Implement IIoT the fastest way with turnkey solutions and a personalized user experience from the integrated leading low-code app platform, Mendix. Insights Hub is more than just a solution, it’s a partnership. Siemens – as well as our partners and members of our community – offer support every step of the way with advice and in-app, step-by-step guides. Ready-to-use device connectivity solutions help you get your journey started, and it’s easy and fast to onboard and configure assets.

Learn more

Don’t wait another year – get started today. Contact us to learn more about Insights Hub and discover what you can do with IIoT.  

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