- From Edge to Core to Cloud, VMware Pulse IoT Center Will Help Customers Manage Across Their Diverse ‘Things’ as Easily as One
VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), has announced the launch of VMware Pulse IoT Center, a secure, enterprise grade Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure management solution that will enable information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) teams to have complete control of their IoT infrastructure and things. The first solution in a new family of VMware IoT offerings, VMware Pulse™ IoT Center™ will help customers to more efficiently manage, operate, scale and protect their IoT projects from the edge to the cloud.
The Middle East hosts a strong Internet of Things market opportunity. Recent IDC data shows IoT spend in the Middle East and Africa will grow 20 percent year-on-year to reach USD 8 billion in 2017 (1), with manufacturing, transport, and utilities the verticals adopting IoT the fastest.
“Thanks to the vision of governments across the region, Future Cities investment, and ICT infrastructure, the Internet of Things is making rapid headway in the Middle East,” said Ahmed Auda, Managing Director – Middle East and North Africa, VMware. “For Middle East organizations, 2017 will be a critical year for those adopting Internet of Things infrastructure to gain a competitive advantage, and enhance the citizen experience, from smart utilities to autonomous vehicles and connected factories.”
Gartner estimates that through 2020, 90 percent of IoT projects will use some form of IoT gateway. (2) Additionally, the worldwide installed base of IoT endpoints is expected to grow from 12.1 billion at the end of 2015 to more than 30 billion in 2020, according to IDC. (3) As IoT becomes prevalent in the enterprises, organizations need a simplified approach to manage, monitor and secure their infrastructure and data.
“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. “We’re leveraging our expertise and proven success in the enterprise and applying it to IoT infrastructure and across all ‘things.’ 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.”