While the world is moving to embrace the Internet of Things, IT teams are often faced with issues in deploying IoT on a large scale. It could be due to various factors: like the prohibitive costs, security concerns and on-boarding and management of the devices entering the workspace.
To do away with these barriers, Hewlett Packard and Aruba – a HP Enterprise Company, have announced new innovations that would help organizations rapidly, securely and cost-effectively deploy Internet of Things devices in wide area, enterprise and industrial deployments. These innovations intend to reduce IoT provisioning costs by up to 80%.
A look into these solutions:
- HPE Mobile Virtual Network Enabler: It would give customers a greater control over IoT devices that need cellular connectivity and services. It will foster the emergence of new, specialized IoT Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) that resell IoT connectivity directly to customers at price points optimized for large scale machine-to-machine (M2M) and IoT deployments.
- HPE Universal IoT Platform: Designed for massive scale, multi-vendor and multi-network support using the oneM2M interoperability standard, it manages the HPE MVNE devices and provides multivendor IoT monitoring, reporting, and analytics services. The platform supports long-range, low-power connectivity deployments such as LoRa and SIGFOX, as well as devices that use cellular, radio, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
- Aruba ClearPass Universal Profiler: It automatically identifies the attributes of IoT devices as they attempt to connect to the network. This enables IT managers to catalog what IoT devices are on wired and wireless networks and assign the appropriate policies to each one. It provides visibility and context regarding risk and performance issues derived via IoT devices.
- Aruba 2540 Series Switches: The Aruba 2540 Series Switches further protect IoT devices with unified role-based access. This feature identifies and assigns roles to IoT devices as they connect, prioritizing business-critical applications and controlling which network resources the devices can access. The 2540 Series Switches are optimized for small-to-medium density IoT enterprise edge deployments.
- Edgeline Systems expand partnerships in edge computing and integrated control: New application technology partners fuel the HPE Edgeline Converged Edge Systems to solve a variety of customer pain points and deliver new capabilities.
“Cost-prohibitive economics and the lack of a holistic solution are key barriers for mass adoption of IoT,” said Keerti Melkote, senior vice president and general manager, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
“By approaching IoT with innovations to expand our comprehensive framework built on edge infrastructure solutions, software platforms and technology ecosystem partners, HPE is addressing the cost, complexity and security concerns of organizations looking to enable a new class of services that will transform workplace and operational experiences”, he added.
HPE is helping organizations optimize the lifecycle of IoT devices. By reducing IoT connectivity costs and translating device communications to a common language, HPE is arming organizations with tools to dramatically change the economics and viability of large scale IoT deployments.
“For the full benefit of IoT to be realized by commercial interests and consumers alike, IoT sensor networks need to be deployable anywhere, reaching the most remote places on Earth,” said Paul Gudonis, President of Inmarsat’s Enterprise business. “The combination of Inmarsat’s industry-leading, global satellite network and HPE’s cloud-based Universal IoT Platform, allows enterprises to do exactly that.”