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HPE's converged IoT system enables real-time decision making for organisations

Sejuti Das | June 27, 2016
HPE’s new IoT strategy approach claims to deliver real-time analytics and machine learning on-site enabling decision making at the edge.

With the rapid increase of Internet of Things devices generating more and more data every day, which are invaluable, organizations can have the opportunity to quickly capture, process and analyze that data to enable real time control and decision making. But, industries such as oil and gas, manufacturing, and telecommunications face regular challenges of harnessing this data in remote environments.

Until now, organizations transferred the remote data to datacenters or the cloud for analysis, which can be a slow and risky process. But now, HP Enterprise has introduced its new IoT solutions that claims to deliver real-time analytics and machine learning on-site with lots of visualization options, and enable organizations to harness the power of data.

HPE launched a new product category called 'Converged IoT Systems' which includes Edgeline EL 1000 and EL 4000, along with HPE Vertical Analytics Platform with enhanced IoT security capabilities. Vikram K, director-Servers, HP Enterprise India described it as a fundamental shift in compute infrastructure. He believes that although IoT is inclined more towards consumers, it definitely has an industrial aspect to it.

"As there is a huge amount of data accumulation in enterprises right now, that there need to be some aggregation. One of the ways to do it is the edge of enterprise and that is what EL 1000 does, and if organizations want to do analytics on that data, then it combines with the algorithms of Vertica, and provide predictive analytics insights," said Vikaram. He believes that this could be a cross industry process, for industries such as oil and gas, telecommunications, logistics etcetera.

He further added, "We have built machine learning and real-time analytics into our IoT platforms, which provide services that help our customers in understanding how data can leveraged properly. It also enables our customers to optimize maintenance management, improve operations efficiency and ultimately, drive significant cost savings."

The EL 4000 claims to offer support for HPE's Vertica Analytics Platform, which provides analytics, but also use machine learning to increase the usefulness of the captured data. Both the new systems-EL 1000 and EL 4000-will also use Aruba's Virtual Intranet Access VPN client to secure data on its way back to the datacenter, said Vikram.

Tough environments

A primary concern in IT professional's mind nowadays is to secure enterprise networks for the onslaught of IoT devices. Networks need to automatically add, detect, profile and secure new IoT devices without manual interventions.

Vikram believes that the enhancement in Aruba ClearPass integrated with the Edgeline system will strengthen IoT device security at the network edge. "ClearPass can be integrated with existing infrastructures from any vendor will help organizations to easily automate and scale," explained Vikram.


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