Hewlett Packard Enterprise debuted this week new converged systems for the Internet of Things (IoT) Edgeline EL1000 and Edgeline EL4000. 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.
In addition, HPE enhanced IoT security capabilities, new services and a partner ecosystem to advance the adoption and impact of the Internet of Things.
With the proliferation of IoT devices, or “things” generating petabytes of data every day, organizations have an opportunity to capture, process and analyze that data to enable real-time control and decision making. Oil and gas, manufacturing and telecommunications industries 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.
HPE also 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.
HPE’s Edgeline EL1000 and Edgeline EL4000 integrates compute, storage, data capture, control and enterprise-class systems and device management built to thrive 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.
In addition, HPE announced that its 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. Vertica on Edgeline brings applied machine learning to the edge to deliver closed-loop analytics that enable organizations to derive immediate insights from their IoT initiatives.
In addition, to 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.
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 automate and scale rather than become an inhibitor for new digital transformation initiatives.
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 forms the initial 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.
HPE is partnering with industrial IoT vendors 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 best of operational technology (OT) and IT to support the aerospace, oil and gas, manufacturing, automotive and energy industries.
HPE also announced four IoT Innovation Labs and expertise across the globe. 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. In addition, partners and customers are able to engage, interact, assess and collaborate on solutions development and their applications.
The labs are now open and located at HPE facilities in Houston, Texas, Grenoble, France, Bangalore, India and Singapore.