Open Connectivity Foundation Completes Universal Cloud Interface, Cloud-to-Cloud Certification Program

By Perry Cohen

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

July 29, 2020

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Open Connectivity Foundation Completes Universal Cloud Interface, Cloud-to-Cloud Certification Program

The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), an IoT Standards Body, announced the completion of the OCF Specification Release 2.2.0 and the release of its Cloud-to-Cloud Certification Program.

The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), an IoT Standards Body, announced the completion of the OCF Specification Release 2.2.0 and the release of its Cloud-to-Cloud Certification Program. Per the Foundation, Specification Release 2.2.0 includes the OCF Universal Cloud Interface (UCI), the industry’s first solution to unify the IoT ecosystem through cloud-to-cloud connectivity.

“The OCF UCI not only simplifies collaboration between device manufacturers but also simplifies the development process compared to proprietary cloud APIs,” said executive director, Open Connectivity Foundation John Park, in a press release. “The OCF UCI Certification program is the industry’s most straightforward and effortless ways to enable device control and build deeper integration within the IoT.”

The UCI offers a set of standards that allow device manufacturers to connect their clouds, which makes OCF technology a complete connectivity solution.

Further, Cloud-to-Cloud enables immediate connection among existing devices from various manufacturers without the need to modify or update the devices. OCF UCI enables multi-vendor ecosystems to interoperate.

The OCF also released, in conjunction with the 2.2.0 release, a comprehensive certification program, an OCF reference, and open source implementations of the Foundation’s UCI, which is available under an Apache 2.0 license.

For more information, visit OpenConnectivity.org.

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Perry Cohen, associate editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content editing and creation, podcast production, and social media efforts. Perry has been published on both local and national news platforms including KTAR.com (Phoenix), ArizonaSports.com (Phoenix), AZFamily.com, Cronkite News, and MLB/MiLB among others. Perry received a BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State university.

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