VMware has announced a collaboration with SAP aimed at creating an integrated Internet of Things (IoT) solution that supports the implementation and management of IoT use cases across devices, infrastructure, edge, cloud and application domains.
With this collaboration the company aims to enable fast deployment, scalability and on-schedule execution of IoT projects.
“VMware and SAP have a long and rich history of working together to empower our mutual customers to transform their businesses with solutions that help to innovate, simplify and move toward a software-defined enterprise architecture. Today, we extend that relationship with our collaboration to apply our know-how to helping customers successfully deploy and operate their IoT solutions spanning infrastructure to applications and analytics,” said Mimi Spier, vice president, Internet of Things, VMware.
With its family of VMware Pulse IoT solutions, VMware will offer enterprises a infrastructure plane for all their IoT projects and a management solution to securely onboard, configure and monitor ‘things’ on an ongoing basis along with support for on-premises capabilities. The recently announced VMware Pulse IoT Center will help simplify IoT complexity by managing all ‘things’ as one. VMware Pulse IoT Center is expected to become available in calendar 2017.
SAP on the other hand will pitch in with its SAP Leonardo IoT solutions, built on the SAP Cloud Platform. SAP Leonardo integrates technologies like IoT, artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics to bridge the gap between operations and information technology.
Both companies are working together to develop a pre-integrated, pre-tested solution that aims to enable quick deployments while providing the necessary security and management capabilities for IoT architecture across gateways, micro data centers and the cloud to drastically help speed up time to value.
“Companies win when they can make intelligent real-time decisions at the edge; SAP Leonardo supports that bold innovation,” said Nils Herzberg, senior vice president, global head, IoT Go-to-Market & Strategic Partnerships for SAP. “As customers start to implement, one obstacle to realizing that vision is tackling infrastructure lifecycle and management outside of the traditional data center. By working with VMware, we are helping mutual customers to create innovative gains while supporting a reliable, maintainable and secure IT platform.”