The Internet of Things (IoT) is experiencing the same type of meteoric growth that cloud has experienced in its early days.
With IoT still in its infancy, many of the big technology vendors have been trying to establish themselves as their premier IoT vendor.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s take on IoT is manifested in its newest introduction: The HPE Edgeline IoT system that comes prepackaged with Aruba sensors.
HPE Teams with Intel, Microsoft, Aruba & Others
HPE has partnered with Intel to deliver open solutions to the IoT market. HPE has designed the Edgeline 10 and 20 systems to sit at the network’s edge, giving businesses rapid access to IoT resources.
The HPE Edgeline system is compatible with Windows 10 and the Aruba sensors can tell an administrator where a specific sensor is located using WiFi signals. HPE says the system can get the most use in environments such as:
“Hewlett Packard Enterprise has one of the industry’s most comprehensive portfolios of IoT solutions and services, offering compute, connectivity, data analysis, security and a strong ecosystem, all aimed at simplifying IoT for customers and driving business outcomes,” mentions Antonio Neri, the EVP and GM of the Enterprise Group at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
“The new solutions today are important elements of our strategy of delivering more connectivity and computing power at ‘the edge,’ and helping customers maximize the value and minimize the risks from IoT at the speed of business,” concludes Neri.
Gartner predicts that IoT connected devices will represent 6.4M of the total devices connected to the internet in 2016. This figure represents a 30% increase over 2015’s estimates.
With IoT rapidly being introduced into the corporate environment, it may be beneficial to begin tinkering and testing IoT devices, should you be asked to deploy this type of technology in your environment.