VMworld is a global conference on virtualization and cloud computing, hosted by VMware, the US-based subsidiary of Dell. At VMworld 2016, VMware had publicized its strategy and intent to enter the internet of things (IoT) market. The company has now announced the general availability of the first solution in its family of VMware IoT offerings. Named VMware Pulse IoT Center, the announcement marks another milestone in the company’s IoT mission.
The VMware Pulse IoT Center was initially unveiled at Dell EMC World 2017, held in Las Vegas last May. In June 2017, the company distributed the solution to its partners and potential customers for an extensive beta test. Since then, the company has been readying key partnerships for commercial distribution of the solution, that the company claims will help customers better manage and monitor their ‘things’ and infrastructure. Some of VMware’s partners include ADLINK, Dell EMC, Eurotech, Fujitsu, Harman, Samsung, and SAP. VMware promises more details about the partnerships in the coming months. The goal is to make Pulse IoT Center available for various industries, including automotive, entertainment and healthcare.
What is VMware Pulse IoT Center?
VMware Pulse IoT Center is a secure, enterprise-grade, IoT infrastructure management solution by VMware. The solution is aimed to help Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) organizations to have complete control of their IoT infrastructure and things.
- Manage diverse IoT “things” and gateways with different hardware, operating systems, and communication protocols
- Ability to identify anomalies
- Real-time monitoring and infrastructure analytics
- One-point monitoring and management of IoT infrastructure
- Over-the-air (OTA) real-time updates
- Quick and easy integration with existing server systems
- Secure onboarding, authentication and ongoing authorization
- Much more
VMware Pulse IoT Center is claimed to be a one-stop solution for your IoT security, management and monitoring needs. You can manage diverse connected devices and edge systems from a single console, eliminating the need for multiple proprietary device management tools. The Pulse IoT Center is the first in a family of IoT offerings from VMware, and it already looks interesting. Can’t wait to see more from the company.