SAN FRANCISCO, June 2, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Golioth, the cloud platform for hardware developers, announced today $ 2.5 million seed round along with a private beta release for developers.
Golioth is a platform that allows device manufacturers to deliver on the promise of cloud-connected IoT. It allows hardware developers to build end-to-end IoT-connected products through their choice of hardware and connectivity, all without the need for a team of engineers in the cloud. From device messaging to security, updates, analytics and more, the platform provides device services that work with the hardware and firmware requirements of all developers.
The adoption of the IoT for both consumption and industry has accelerated and is expected to grow exponentially over the next 10 years with 30.9B devices are expected to go online by 2030. One of the biggest challenges facing hardware companies when connecting this number of devices is the lack of special experience in software, security, and cloud engineering.
Founder Jonathan Berry, former product manager at Nest, Google and first particle product leader, created Golioth to simplify the cloud for hardware and IoT developers. He chose Vit Prajzler, a pioneer in the IoT industry, as GTOoth’s CTO. Prajzler was part of the original IBM Research team, which developed LoRaWAN® protocol and was the founder and former CEO of Loriot, a quality LoRaWAN SaaS provider® Nets.
“Today’s IoT platforms were designed for software companies that deeply understand cloud computing, databases, and networking, not for engineers who build devices,” Beri explained. “I realized that if a platform could meet what hardware needs the cloud needs, it could significantly reduce the cost and complexity of hardware manufacturers as the number of connected devices grows exponentially. The fact that Golioth grows adoption within any product is to focus on laser to empower hardware developers. company, from startups to Fortune 500 companies. “
How it works
Unlike other platforms, Golioth provides turnkey IoT cloud services with unmatched levels of choice in what matters most to hardware developers: hardware flexibility, embedded software, messaging protocols, and connectivity. Golioth supports a range of open IoT protocols and connectivity for communication, providing default security.
Golioth’s first device SDK is based on The Zephyr™ Project, an open source project under the Linux Foundation that provides a secure, secure, and flexible RTOS for the IoT on space-constrained devices. Golioth’s Zephyr SDK makes the most of Zephyr’s capabilities, such as a modern, secure network stack and protocol support. As of today, Golioth also announces that he has joined The Zephyr™ Project as a Silver member.
“The Internet of Things is a common use case for Zephyr and is well related to a device management platform like Golioth,” he said. Kate Stewart, Vice President of Reliable Embedded Systems at The Linux Foundation. “With security and confidence in the minds of all manufacturers, it is increasingly important for platforms to make security a key feature, requiring both OS and cloud-level integrations, as Golioth has done.”
During the private beta, Golioth Cloud will be free for beta testers. Additional pricing and deployment options will be announced later this year. Developers interested in participating in the private beta can apply to join here.
Golioth’s recent round of funding, led by Zetta Venture Partners, will go toward the growth and expansion of a developer community around Golioth. “Device manufacturers have heard clearly that they want to spend time and energy on what they do best: hardware design and development,” he says. Jocelyn Goldfein, CEO of Zetta Venture Partners. “Edge devices have similar needs: not all products should reinvent the wheel. That’s why we’re happy to support Golioth in creating the default cloud platform as a service for hardware developers.”
They include other investors in Golioth Chris Aniszczyk (CNCF CTO), Sam Ramji (OSC of Datastax), Shiva Rajaraman (ex CTO WeWork,) i Stephen Blum (CTO of PubNub.)
For more information, visit golioth.io.
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