The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly transforming traditional business models and operational processes. IoT is giving organizations the ability to use sensors and smart devices to gather new types of data about the physical world that has never been available before. Whether the thing is a wind turbine, truck, building, car or manufacturing robot, the data these things generate is now used to unlock new opportunities and insights.
IoT Adoption – Customer Challenges
As enterprises begin to embrace and invest in IoT to realize its benefits, they are running into significant challenges. They need a simpler way to keep track, visualize, monitor and secure the hundreds and thousands of edge systems and various types of connected devices that are unmanned and located anywhere.
Enterprise organizations are also struggling to manage IoT operations across their fragmented ecosystems, prioritize the data from things to platforms, and deploy strategies with speed and efficiency. Simultaneously, these IT and OT departments are not necessarily communicating well or working together on strategies even though they both need to implement and scale IoT use cases quickly and cost effectively.
IoT Solutions – A Fresh Approach
VMware is taking a fresh approach to IoT solutions with the latest launch of VMware Pulse IoT Center. Providing a secure, enterprise grade, end to end infrastructure management solution, VMware Pulse IoT enables OT and IT to manage, monitor and secure all IoT ‘things’ from the edge to the cloud.
VMware Pulse IoT Center leverages VMware’s core expertise in device management, infrastructure analytics, security, and cloud management to enable organizations to reduce IoT complexity; increase the reliability and security of their IoT infrastructure, and get to ROI faster. It addresses the complex needs of IoT for both IT and OT teams and helps enterprises take control of their IoT by managing broader, operating smarter and more securely, and innovating faster.
One VMware Ecosystem for the Internet of Things
To implement an Internet of Things solution today customers often need to cobble together offerings from various vendors, with few standards and little guidance. They have to make decisions on sensors, edge systems, data analytics and storage solutions, network connectivity, application development and more.
To simplify matters and help customers address complex IoT use cases across multiple industries, VMware is forging IoT-related alliances with:
- Server OEMs/Edge Systems
- Embedded OEMs
- Systems Integrators
- Business Applications and Analytics
- IoT Platform Vendors
These alliances endeavor to bridge the gap between the IT and OT worlds and deploy an end to-end IoT solution from the device to datacenter: At this time, VMware Partners are encouraged to get more information about our IoT solutions via the VMware IoT solutions website. Additional video resources include:
- VMware Internet of Things – a curated playlist dedicated to VMware’s IoT solutions and use cases.
- VMware Masters the Internet of Things (IoT) with Products and Partnerships – a quick look at how VMware is working with key partners to meet IoT challenges in management, operations, innovation, and security.
- VMware IoT Solutions – a summary of VMware IoT solutions.