At Dell EMC World Conference, VMware announced a new addition to their IoT offering, VMware Pulse IoT Center, an enterprise-grade IoT infrastructure management solution to help IT and OT teams ensure complete control of their IoT infrastructure and things.
With VMware Pulse IoT Center, the company wants to enable its customers to efficiently manage, operate, scale and, protect their IoT projects. "As enterprises look to transform into digital businesses, this creates an opportunity for IT and 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.
VMware Pulse IoT will reduce the complexities encountered by customers investing in IoT while moving from the proof of concept to production. It will provide real-time and accurate data, through which customers will be able to address the faults before they arise.
It helps in increasing ROI by efficiently organizing the deployment and scalability of the IoT projects. Additionally, it also enables security features across things, edge, network, and applications to protect IoT infrastructure and data access.
The Pulse IoT Center uses VMware AirWatch and VMware vRealize Operations for device management and infrastructure monitoring and troubleshooting respectively. VMware Pulse IoT Center will be available as both on-premise solutions and as a service. It is currently in private beta with customers in automotive, entertainment, retail banking, healthcare, and manufacturing industries.
Users will now be able to manage, monitor, and secure diverse IoT edge systems and connected devices from a single console. In addition to this, interoperation between heterogeneous systems and connected devices with different OS, hardware, communication protocols. With the help of flexible rules engine, it enables users to define and track what, where, and when things are updated over the air (OTA).
By using VMware NSX as an add-on, users will be able to minimize data exposure by creating a tunnel from data point to the application. The center wipes out data from devices at any point if it gets exposed to security threats. To maintain up-to-date firmware and security patches, users will have to upgrade it via an integrated policy engine.