From Edge to Core to Cloud, VMware Pulse IoT Center Will Help CustomersManage Across Their Diverse ‘Things’ as Easily as One
VMware has unveiled VMware Pulse IoT Center, a secure, enterprise grade Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure management solution that will enable information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) teams to have complete control of their IoT infrastructure and things. The first solution in a new family of VMware IoT offerings, VMware Pulse™ IoT Center™ will help customers to more efficiently manage, operate, scale and protect their IoT projects from the edge to the cloud.
Customers need to be able to securely transfer and analyze important data at the edge of the network (for example a vehicle, a remote oil pump, a manufacturing factory floor or an HVAC unit) to glean real-time intelligence and make smarter business decisions. Dell EMC will be offering VMware Pulse IoT Center as the preferred enterprise management and monitoring solution for Dell Edge Gateways to help customers easily manage all their IoT devices through a single tool. Dell Technologies’ broad IoT infrastructure enables customers’ digital transformation from edge to core to cloud.
This announcement is VMware’s latest in IoT. The company has announced several key relationships including Deloitte,EuroTech, Fujitsu, HARMAN, ThingWorx and Viz Explorer, in the lead up to today’s news. In 2016, it launched Liota (Little IoT Agent), a vendor-neutral open source software development kit (SDK) for building secure IoT data and control orchestration applications.
“Our customers are looking for faster, real-time analysis of the massive amount of data produced by devices on their networks, to perform immediate, smart decision-making. We know that intelligent computing at the edge of the network is critical to enhancing customer experience and accelerating business growth,” said Andy Rhodes, Vice President and General Manager, Internet of Things, Dell. “VMware Pulse IoT Center will help our customers make managing all their data and devices simpler and their journey to digital transformation a reality.”
“We at Fujitsu welcome the launch of VMware Pulse IoT Center, which we will integrate into our OTA Reprogramming Solution for connected cars,” said Shikou Kikuta, SVP, Head of Mobility IoT Business Unit, Fujitsu Limited. “Fujitsu and VMware will also expand collaboration to provide more secure and efficient IoT solutions, primarily on mobility.”
“We are excited to be part of the VMware Pulse IoT Center launch,” said Sanjay Dhawan, President of HARMAN Connected Services. “IoT initiatives are ramping up across all industries. VMware and HARMAN have partnered to deliver complementary offerings that simplify IoT deployments allowing enterprises in a range of vertical markets to deliver more sophisticated and innovative services and products.”
Pricing and Availability
VMware Pulse IoT Center is expected to become available in calendar 2017. Pricing will be announced upon general availability. The solution will be sold as both a standalone solution by VMware and partners as well as a bundled offering via partners such as Dell EMC and others.