HPE Releases Edgeline IoT Sytems and Aruba Sensors to Advance Decision Making

By CIOReview | Friday, December 11, 2015
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PALO ALTO, CA: In the current era of connected devices intelligence has become a vital component for businesses to enable real-time decisions in order to deliver outcomes rapidly and securely. The transfer of computing power, data acquisition and data management to the maximum potential of a company's network is said to allow faster access to relevant data. It also accelerates the time to provide insights as the process needs less bandwidth to transfer data that is not required. Strategizing along the logic, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announces a series of Edgeline IoT Systems in a partnership with Intel to enable customers collect, process and analyze IoT data more efficiently.

The HPE Edgeline IoT Systems 10 and 20 will allow customers to aggregate, analyze data in real-time and control devices securely. The systems will run Windows 10 IoT and have been certified to work with Microsoft Azure IoT Suite in an aim to bolster application in industrial, logistics, transportation, healthcare, government and retail sectors.

A research report by Gartner revealed that the usage of connected devices is set to increase by 30 percent in 2016 with 6.4 Bn connected devices. The report also says that proliferation of IoT devices, data and connectivity has the power to enable the creation of new offerings, improved efficiency, better decision making, and more effective risk management across organizations.

The latest performance-optimized edge gateways by HPE aim to unify IoT data access through device management, configuration and control with HPE IoT System EL10 developed for entry level deployments and HPE IoT System EL20 for more demanding high volume deployments as it features higher compute capabilities and ease of installation. The products also incorporate HPE’s Moonshot system architecture, a technology that offers powerful computing capability along significantly less energy and space utilization which may be advantages for IoT.

“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,” says Antonio Neri, Executive VP and General Manager of the Enterprise Group, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

To further expand IoT capabilities at the edge, the company also announces that its ally Aruba, launches a cloud-based beacon management solution, IoT Aruba Sensor for multivendor Wi-Fi networks. The product is designed to enable any company to introduce location-based services, using Aruba Beacons and Sensors with the Meridian cloud service. Combining a small Wi-Fi client and BLE radio, the sensors will allow organizations to remotely monitor and manage Aruba Beacons across existing multivendor Wi-Fi networks from a central location.