Today, delivering business outcomes quickly and securely requires intelligence to enable real-time decisions and managing big data at the edge. Moving computing power, data acquisition and data management to the edge of an organisation's network, outside of the traditional data centre, allows faster access to relevant data, requires less bandwidth to transport useless data, and ultimately accelerates the time to insight for organisations.
Gartner says 6.4 billion connected "things" will be in use in 2016, up 30% from 2015. The rapid proliferation of IoT devices, data and connectivity has the power to enable the creation of new offerings, improved efficiency, better decision making, and more effective risk management across organisations.
Noting this trend, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) this week announced new Internet of Things (IoT) systems and networking solutions that enable customers to more efficiently collect, process and analyse IoT data.
"Hewlett Packard Enterprise has one of the industry's most comprehensive portfolios of IoT solutions and services, offering compute, connectivity, data analysis, security and a strong ecosystem, all aimed at simplifying IoT for customers and driving business outcomes," said Antonio Neri, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Enterprise Group at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
"The new solutions today are important elements of our strategy of delivering more connectivity and computing power at 'the edge,' and helping customers maximise the value and minimise the risks from IoT at the speed of business."
HPE is introducing the first in a series of new systems. The new HPE Edgeline IoT Systems are the result of a joint partnership between HPE and Intel to help deliver proven, open solutions for the IoT market.
The HPE Edgeline IoT Systems 10 and 20 sit at the network edge, enabling customers to securely aggregate and analyse data in real-time and control devices and things.
Available in ruggedised, mobile and rack-mounted versions, the systems have been certified to work with Microsoft Azure IoT Suite and will run Windows 10 IoT for a wide spectrum of industrial, logistics, transportation, healthcare, government and retail applications.
The first new HPE Edgeline IoT Systems are available now and unify IoT data access with device management, configuration and control. Products include:
Future members of the Edgeline family will offer investment protection and scalability, as they incorporate HPE's proven Moonshot system architecture.
Moonshot technology offers powerful computing capability while using significantly less energy and space than typical servers, which are important advantages for IoT.
All in all, HPE delivers one of the most comprehensive portfolios of IoT compute, data analytics, security, and connectivity solutions and services, as well as a robust ecosystem of top-tier partners. They include: