VMware launches Pulse IoT Center

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VMware has unveiled a secure, enterprise grade Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure management solution — VMware Pulse IoT Center.

The latest solution is intended to enable IT and operational technology (OT) teams to develop a complete control of their IoT infrastructure and things.

As the first solution in a new family of VMware IoT offerings, it is hoped to help customers to more effectively operate, scale and protect their IoT projects from the edge to the cloud.

According to Gartner, it is estimated that through 2020, majority of the IoT project (90 per cent) will use some or the other form of IoT gateway.

Additionally, the worldwide installed base of IoT endpoints is likely to expand to over 30 billion by 2020 from 12.1 billion at the end of 2015, according to IDC.

Organisations require a simplified approach to manage, monitor and secure their infrastructure and data in the wake of IoT becoming prevalent in the enterprises.

According to Mimi Spier, Vice president of IoT, VMware 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”.

“We’re leveraging our expertise and proven success in the enterprise and applying it to IoT infrastructure and across all ‘things.’ he added.

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.

The company is also working with Pivotal to deliver “Developer-Ready Infrastructure.”

Highlighted in a keynote address from VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger at Dell EMC World 2017, Developer-Ready Infrastructure mitigates friction between application developers and IT operations teams by increasing feature velocity and service levels, decreasing costs, and supporting ever more complex systems and application frameworks. Developer-Ready Infrastructure brings together Pivotal Cloud Foundry, one of the world’s most powerful cloud-native application platforms, and VMware software-defined data center solutions.

“Digital transformation is on the minds of every business, big or small. To adapt, organizations need to bring together the best of modern developer environments to rock-solid data-center infrastructure, create synergies between developers and IT,”  said Gelsinger, CEO, VMware.

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