WDLabs, a business growth incubator of storage solutions leader Western Digital Corp., is utilizing its WD My Cloud OS3 device in conjunction with the IBM Internet of Things (IoT) Foundation and the ARM mbed IoT Device Platform to provide developers a flexible platform to support advanced analytics and data application services.

At the ARM TechCon conference in Santa Clara, CA, WDLabs will be demonstrating a proof-of-concept on how the WD My Cloud OS 3 SDK provides a platform for developing applications at the edge. In addition, IoT sensor data may be stored and analyzed when integrated with the ARM mbed IoT Device Platform and IBM IoT Foundation.

Together the companies create a viable infrastructure for developers to create better and smarter apps that process IoT and video data at the edge, according to Richard E. Rutledge, SVP of marketing, WDLabs He adds that Western Digital, IBM and ARM play three significant roles to enable the development in an end-to-end IoT infrastructure for app and device developers, such as:

° Smart sensors: The mbed IoT Device Platform is secure, enables devices to be mass-production ready and offers support for app developers to plug and play sensors;

° Data services at the edge: WD’s My Cloud OS 3 platform interacts with the mbed IoT Device Platform, hosting data services at the Edge and connecting to data services on the cloud; and

° Analyzing the data: IBM real-time, predictive and cognitive analytic services run locally through IBM IoT Foundation platform to better understand the data that IoT devices generate, including video analytics libraries optimized for sending alerts, metadata and deeper analytics.

The My Cloud device SDK, based on the Docker open platform technology, allows developers to access and collaborate to create customized experiences. Partners already developing extensions and new features based on the new SDK include Plex and Milestone. To more about the My Cloud platform for developers, visit http://developer.mycloud.com/.