Today, we are proud to announce the general availability of VMware Pulse IoT Center, the first solution in a new family of VMware Internet of Things (IoT) offerings. I want to thank our engineering, product management and product marketing teams for all of their efforts and diligence to deliver the solution to market.

We put VMware Pulse IoT Center, a secure, enterprise grade IoT device management and monitoring solution, through the paces in an extensive beta test with customers and partners going back to June 2017. Companies across a broad range of vertical industries including automotive, entertainment, healthcare and industrial participated in the beta program.

Since unveiling the solution at Dell EMC World in May of last year, we have been busy readying key partnerships to help customers better manage and monitor their ‘things’ and infrastructure in a secure fashion and at scale. In that time, we have established an ecosystem featuring collaborations with ADLINK, Dell EMC, Eurotech, Fujitsu, Harman, Samsung and SAP, among numerous other leading vendors in IoT, to help customers take the guesswork out of IoT implementations. You can expect more details regarding those collaborations in the coming months as we work together to enable our respective solutions to interoperate.

Today marks an important step along our IoT journey. Five-hundred seven days have passed since we initially announced our strategy and intent to enter the IoT market at VMworld 2016. It’s been gratifying to make the progress we’ve made in that time, but we realize that there is plenty more work to be done to help you – our customers – achieve successful IoT deployments. We look forward to many more product and partner milestones in 2018.

We hope you can join us at one of the numerous conferences where we plan to showcase our IoT solutions this year including Mobile World Congress, Bosch Connected World, HIMSS, Hannover Messe, and many more events. If you’d like to learn more about VMware Pulse IoT Center today, go here.