IoT data originates remotely, often from equipment at the edge that emits analog data in industries like energy, manufacturing and utilities. Outside the traditional data center or cloud, the edge is in the field, on a plant floor, at an oil rig or copper mine—generating business, engineering and scientific insights. Few days ago, we published a story on why is IoT the buzzword of the decade. If you haven’t read it, we highly recommend you do so.
Today, the IoT data is sent to a data center or the cloud for future processing or analysis., which can be a slow, risky and inefficient process. HPE today introduced new IoT solutions that enable organizations to harness the power of their data by delivering real-time analytics and machine learning at the edge, where the “things” are. The result is the ability to take instant action and affect immediate control of your “things”.
Organisations are trying to understand how to harness the power of IoT, which requires rethinking of traditional IT approaches. Fundamentally, IoT represents the intersection of information technology (IT) and operations technology(OT).
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is leading this move from the data center to the edge, enabling a new wave of technologies that have not been possible before—machine learning at the edge, fraud prevention, automated maintenance support, and Augmented Reality (AR) technology.
Earlier this week, HPE unveiled the Edgeline EL1000 and Edgeline EL4000, the industry’s first converged systems for the Internet of Things (IoT). These systems integrate data capture, control, compute and storage to deliver heavy-duty analytics and insights at the edge to enable real-time decision making which include graphically intense data visualisation.
ESG research recently revealed that over 60% of organizations have or are planning on implementing an IoT solution. While just 19% of the surveyed 633 enterprise IT and information security professionals claim they already have IoT initiatives underway, an additional 39% are currently developing IoT initiatives that will be launched in the next 24 months.
To help more organisations adopt better approach to IoT, HPE also introduced the HPE IoT Transformation workshop (TW), an interactive HPE facilitated workshop that helps customers to define their IoT vision and strategy and gain business technology alignment. This structured discussion takes a fact-based, analytical approach to help customers achieve alignment on their vision, identify current and future states, and determine a set of specific transformational IoT projects. The IoT TW is the first step in a full suite of services designed to help customers successfully implement IoT solutions based on business needs and industry parameters.
HPE also announced four IoT Innovation Labs: located in Houston, Texas; Grenoble, France; Bangalore, India; and Singapore. All of these labs are equipped with devices and connectivity that enable an innovative experience. HPE and Intel® operate these labs to help customers envision how IoT can be applied in their industry, build and test IoT applications, and access technical expertise. One can also access through Secure VPN to test and benchmark applications from anywhere in the world.