IoT is an emerging topic and much has been written about all the exciting use cases around manufacturing, healthcare, smart cities. You can read some of VMware’s perspective here: Transform Your Industry with IoT. Many of these exciting use cases include the use of the Raspberry Pi and in some instances, there are hundreds to thousands of them. VMware is working with one manufacturer that has 400 Raspberry Pis in a single manufacturing plant.
Onboard, Monitor, Manage and Secure
While it’s fun to think about how these are being used and the amazing business value that is being achieved, it’s also important to talk about how to onboard, monitor, manage and secure these devices. That’s where VMware Pulse™ IoT Center™ comes in. What vCenter does for data center infrastructure, and Workspace One does for EUC, Pulse IoT Center does for IoT and Edge. VMware Pulse IoT Center is a secure, enterprise-grade, end-to-end IoT infrastructure management solution that allows OT and IT to have complete control over their IoT use cases, from the edge all the way to the cloud.
Manage Raspberry Pis at Scale
If you have Pulse IoT Center and are working with Raspberry Pi, you can download the Raspberry Pi 3B+ and VMware Pulse 1.1 technical solution guide for your reference to help you manage them at scale. Good luck and happy IoT!
About the authors:
Parth Trivedi is an IoT and Edge Solution Engineer at VMware where he leads pre-sales activities like qualifying and scoping opportunities, customizing product demonstrations, and completing PoCs. In addition, he creates strategies and consults with C-level executives and IT, OT, and security directors to help solve business critical issues.
Peter Keilty is the worldwide Director of IoT and Edge Solution Engineering and is a member of VMware’s Office of the CTO Global Field. Peter shares VMware’s IoT and Edge vision with customers at Executive Briefings, Seminars, VMworld breakout sessions, VMware vForums, VMUG’s, and technology roadshows while leading the team that works closely with customers, partners, and others at VMware to architect IoT and Edge solutions to ensure customer success. Peter periodically posts on his blog https://livevirtually.net/ and can be followed on twitter @keiltypeter.