Hewlett Packard Enterprise or HPE Thursday launched converged systems exclusively for the internet of things or IoT. Claimed as industry’s first, such systems integrate data capture, control, compute and storage to deliver heavy-duty analytics and insights to enable real-time decision making. Besides, the enterprise division of HP that is also known as HPE also announced enhanced IoT security capabilities, new services and a partner ecosystem to advance the adoption of the Internet of Things.
It is advisable to remember that HP and HPe are two separate entities. The enterprise division of earlier Hewlitt-Packard, after split, is now called Hewlitt Packard Enterprise or HPE.
Industry verticals like Oil and gas, manufacturing and telecom face specific IoT challenges. They need to harness data in remote environments, from windmills in the desert to smart energy grids and manufacturing plants, to drive timely business decisions. Until now, the remote data would have to be transported to a data center or cloud for analysis, which can be a slow, risky and inefficient process. With the launch of the Edgeline series of converged systems, HPE believes it would be a great help for these kind of organisation where they can have real-time analytics and machine learning at the adge or where the ‘thing’s are.
“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,” said Vikram K, Director, Servers, Hewlett Packard Enterprise India.
The company has launched the Edgeline EL1000 and Edgeline EL4000 series of converged systems are built to work in hardened environments and handle shock, vibration and extreme temperatures. 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, the company said in a statement.
In addition, HPE announced today that the Edgeline series runs Vertica Analytics Platform that offers historical and predictive analytic insights from in-database machine learning algorithms across a broad range of IoT analytic use cases. In addition, to easily secure traffic back to the data center, the systems use Aruba’s Virtual Intranet AccessTM VPN client.
HPE has also partnered with industrial IoT leaders like GE Digital, National Instruments and PTC as part of its go to market plan to deliver joint solutions to customers. These solutions address industrial use cases to combine the very best of Operational Technology (OT) and IT to support the aerospace, oil and gas, manufacturing, automotive and energy industries.
HPE also announced the set up of four IoT Innovation Labs located in Houston, Texas, Grenoble, France, Bangalore, India and Singapore.