Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announces the new Edgeline EL1000 and Edgeline EL4000, sought to be industry’s first converged systems for the Internet of Things (IoT).
On the heels, HPE has also tweaked its IoT security capabilities – introducing new services and an industry leading partner ecosystem which includes IoT leaders like GE Digital, National Instruments and PTC to advance the adoption and impact of the Internet of Things.
The latest rollouts are said to integrate data capture, control, compute and storage to deliver heavy-duty analytics and insights at the edge to enable real-time decision making.
The EL1000 and EL4000 are optimized to deliver heavy-duty data analytics and insights, graphically intense data visualization, and real time response at the edge.
In addition, HPE announced that the HPE Vertica Analytics Platform runs on the Edgeline EL4000, delivering historical and predictive analytic insights from in-database machine learning algorithms across a broad range of IoT analytic use cases.
Addressing the Oil and gas, manufacturing and telecommunications industries’ IoT challenges where until now, the remote data would have to be transported to a data center or cloud for analysis making a slow, risky and inefficient process.
The company claims, HPE’s new IoT solutions enable organizations to harness the power of their data by delivering real-time analytics and machine learning at the edge, where the “things” are.
“Organizations that take advantage of the vast amount of data and run deep analytics at the edge can become digital disrupters within their industries,” said Vikram K, Director, Servers, Hewlett Packard Enterprise India. “HPE has built machine learning and real time analytics into its IoT platforms, and provides services that help customers understand how data can best be leveraged, enabling them to optimize maintenance management, improve operations efficiency and ultimately, drive significant cost savings.”
In addition, to easily secure traffic back to the data center, the EL1000 and EL4000 support Aruba’s Virtual Intranet Access (VIA) VPN client. Aruba’s VIA provides organizations an automated, zero-touch, secure VPN, and is available for both commercial and high-security government IoT applications.
Dynamic IoT Security
Securing enterprise networks for the onslaught of IoT devices is also a primary concern for IT professionals today. Networks need to automatically add, detect, profile and secure new and unknown IoT devices without manual intervention. With enhancements to Aruba ClearPass, IT can profile new IoT devices, enforce security policies, and exchange policy status with other security systems including mobile device management systems. ClearPass integrates with existing network infrastructures from any vendor enabling IT teams to easily automate and scale rather than become an inhibitor for new digital transformation initiatives.
IoT Expertise -Helping Customers Transform, Design and Run 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. In addition, HPE’s Analytic Consulting and Predictive Maintenance Services deliver advanced analytics to business processes to achieve objectives, reduce costs and improve efficiencies.
Additionally, HPE also announced four IoT Innovation Labs and expertise across the globe. HPE and Intel jointly operate these labs to help customers envision how IoT can be applied in their industry, build and test IoT applications, and access technical expertise.
The labs are now open and located at HPE facilities in Houston, Texas, Grenoble, France, Bangalore, India and Singapore.