IBM has given users of its Watson Internet of Things (IoT) platform an ultimatum: move to another service or face a loss of connectivity.
This is according to log (Opens in a new tab)which obtained an email from a customer claiming the end of life for an IoT platform.
“Please note that devices will not be able to connect to MQTT and HTTP endpoints and existing connections will be closed. All remaining clients using this service should plan to migrate to alternative services before that time.”
Woes of IBM’s Watson
Created to provide a single central location for managing and monitoring IoT devices, the Watson IoT platform has partnered with companies including Adesto Technologies, Geniatech Inc, and IOTech Systems, all of which are available to view on IBM Partner Finder website (Opens in a new tab).
IBM is giving customers just one year to migrate to another IoT management platform, as the December 31, 2023 expiration date approaches.
Earlier this year, we reported on this Google Cloud It will also close IoT Core. The company was under the impression that “the needs of its customers could be better met [its] network of partners specializing in Internet of Things applications and services,” the tech giant is taking steps to make customer transitions less taxing.
In a blog post, the Zipper The computing giant explained that “if neglect or breaking change is inevitable, the burden falls [it – the company] To make immigration as easy as possible.
Radar Pro Technology I contacted IBM to hear if the company would take similar action.
This isn’t the only Watson-branded product that IBM has decided to abandon, as it sold Watson Health in January. IBM CEO Arvind Krishna later said this was due to its failure to gain the required vertical expertise in the healthcare sector, according to a report. log.