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VMware unveils IoT infrastructure management solution

VMware said that the new IoT tool will be commercially available during this year

VMware has unveiled a new IoT infrastructure management solution dubbed VMware Pulse IoT Center.

The firm said that this new IoT solution will help customers to efficiently manage, operate, scale and protect their IoT projects from the edge to the cloud.

“As enterprises look to transform into digital businesses, this creates an opportunity for IT and operational technology (OT) teams to collaborate as they embrace IoT to improve operations within their business, while generating new forms of revenue,” said Mimi Spier, vice president, IoT, VMware. “We’re leveraging our expertise and proven success in the enterprise and applying it to IoT infrastructure and across all ‘things.’ VMware Pulse IoT Center will provide IT and OT teams visibility and control across their IoT use cases, while offering peace of mind with security capabilities throughout the IoT value chain.”

VMWare also said that its Pulse IoT Center will simplify the complexity of managing customers’ IoT infrastructure and their diverse types of things and will help accelerate ROI by streamlining how IoT projects gets deployed and scaled. Additionally, it will enable security across things, edge, network and applications to further protect IoT infrastructure and data access, the firm said.

This new solution, highly focused on enterprise IoT, leverages existing, proven technologies from both VMware AirWatch® for device management and VMware vRealize® Operations™ for infrastructure monitoring and troubleshooting. It has been built to meet the specific, complex needs of IoT for both IT and OT teams, while supporting a broad range of edge systems and their connected devices. VMware Pulse IoT Center, which will be available as both a simple to deploy on-prem solution and as a Service offering, is currently in private beta with customers across automotive, entertainment, retail banking, health care and manufacturing industries.

With VMware Pulse IoT Center, customers will be able to monitor and secure diverse IoT edge systems, connected devices and applications from a single console, and interoperate between heterogeneous edge systems and connected devices with different hardware, operating systems and communication protocols. The new tool will also allow customers to have access to real-time infrastructure analytics and real-time monitoring.

VMware Pulse IoT Center is expected to become commercially available during 2017. The solution will be sold as both a standalone solution by VMware and partners as well as a bundled offering via partners such as Dell, EMC and others.

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