May 30, 2012, 4:07 PM — A European company specializing in embedded systems announced today it would make available on the Internet of Things a resource that has become increasingly important to the actual Internet (The Internet With Some People, But Mostly 'Bots, Trolls and Marketing Remoras).
The Internet of Things, according to Amaro, Italy-based EuroTech, consists of any device with the ability to gather and process information, whether it's mounted in buildings, vehicles or carried by humans, and communicate that data across a network.
Not surprisingly, it's difficult for many of those devices to communicate their data with the servers interested in hearing from them.
EuroTech has created own cloud designed to make it easier for machines to find one another in this crazy, mixed-up world and help companies too small to build their own Internet-of-Things meeting places a place to let their devices go and do what comes naturally (or industrially, depending on your point of view).
The Everyware Cloud 2.0 is a software development and runtime platform designed to allow customers to connect automated sensors, embedded devises, mobile devices and other automated gear using relatively standard standards and protocols optimized for efficient machine-to-machine (M2M) communication.
The cloud as middleware tier in multi-tier web apps
Everyware Cloud 2.0 isn't quite "open" and "standard." It depends on Eurotech's own Everyware Software Framework (ESF) – a proprietary, specialized layer of middleware that installs on top of the operating system of an embedded device, but below the application that runs it.
ESF allows companies with devices that are too smart to remain unconnected to get connected without having to write all the arcane, low-level systems-management code that differs with each device.
Intel "Internet of Things" illustration