Siemens is partnering with Amazon Web Services as it accelerates the rollout of its MindSphere industrial software platform, the core of its bid to dominate the market in digital factory automation.
The German group’s next version of MindSphere, to be launched in January, will run on AWS. So far, MindSphere has run on the SAP cloud, and from April it will also run on Microsoft’s Azure.
“Many customers appreciate it very much,” Siemens chief technology officer Roland Busch told reporters and analysts at a company presentation in Munich on Friday. “You have to really scale up in order to justify your money.”