VMware and SAP join hands to take IoT at next level

VMware has collaborated with SAP to create an integrated IoT solution that will support the implementation and management of IoT use cases across devices, infrastructure, edge, cloud and application domains. Scalability, fast deployment and on-schedule execution of IoT-based projects are the ultimate goals they are trying to achieve.

In order to get there, VMware will offer enterprises a consistent infrastructure plane for all their IoT projects and a management solution to securely on-board, configure, and monitor 'things' on an ongoing basis along with support for on-premises capabilities.

Moreover, the recently introduced VMware Pulse IoT Center  which is expected to be available on the market some time in 2017  will help simplify IoT complexity by managing all 'things' as one. The solution also improves the reliability and security of IoT infrastructure through accurate and real-time visibility of things' health, and help accelerate the ROI of IoT use cases by streamlining how IoT projects are deployed and scaled.

The partnership between VMware and SAP plans to offer mutual customers:

  • Enterprise IT Approved - Both VMware and SAP are trusted brands and have an understanding of how to help organizations recognize real gains from IoT technology.
  • OT-IT Integration - SAP provides real-time visibility by converging time-series device data with business transactional data, while VMware will enable IT to have visibility and control of the IoT use case from the infrastructure operational point of view.
  • Holistic Analytics - With access to both operational and business analytics, enterprises will be better able to harness the wealth of information unearthed from their IoT deployments as well as view and track the health of the IoT infrastructure itself.
  • Shorter Time to Value - Both companies are working together to develop a pre-integrated, pre-tested solution that aims to enable quick deployments while providing the necessary security and management capabilities for IoT architecture across gateways, micro data centres, and the cloud, to drastically help speed up time-to-value.

Nils Herzberg, senior vice president, global head, IoT Go-to-Market & Strategic Partnerships for SAP, said: “Companies win when they can make intelligent real-time decisions at the edge; SAP Leonardo supports that bold innovation. As customers start to implement, one obstacle to realizing that vision is tackling infrastructure lifecycle and management outside of the traditional data centre. By working with VMware, we are helping mutual customers to create innovative gains while supporting a reliable, maintainable and secure IT platform."

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