VMware to use Wipro's expertise to build edge-to-cloud IoT solution

VMware to use Wipro's expertise to build edge-to-cloud IoT solution
5 Mar, 2018

Cloud services provider VMware has said that it will focus on delivering new edge computing solutions for specific purposes such as asset management and smart surveillance as part of its new Internet of Things (IoT) things strategy.

Edge computing involves processing data close to the source rather than in a centralised location such as a cloud. Enterprises are increasingly switching to edge computing to save time and money.

VMware, a subsidiary of Dell Technologies, said that the solutions will be developed in collaboration with Swedish firm Axis Communications and Indian IT major Wipro, among others.

The solutions will be created via VMware's vSAN hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software, vSphere virtualisation server and VMware Pulse IoT Center.

The collaboration with Wipro will see the company offering manufacturers a complete edge-to-cloud IoT solution.
"Featuring Wipro's IoT offerings, including its Looking Glass asset management platform and services capability, the solution will integrate multiple IoT platforms which are either hosted on premises or in the cloud," VMware said.

The solutions can be used in sectors such as industrial remote IoT, factories and plants, branches and in stores.
Under the partnership with Axis Communications, VMware is looking to develop an IoT solution for the surveillance industry. It will feature's Axis' surveillance capabilities including Internet Protocol (IP) cameras and 4G/lTE routers which can be deployed to protect properties, stores and employees.

VMware's Pulse IoT Center can be used to manage, monitor and secure Axis Communicatons' cameras and routers.

"Initially, the solution will be available on a choice of Dell EMC servers and include the option of Dell Edge Gateways," VMware said in a statement. "Additionally, VMware is working with financial services organizations to develop the modern bank of the future using surveillance to optimize security and the customer experience."

According to a Gartner report, local analytics offer quicker response times, reduce storage costs and enable best use of bandwidth while also meeting data privacy and compliance requirements.

The report further suggested that by 2022, 75% of enterprise-generated data will be created and processed outside the traditional, centralised data centre or cloud owing to digital business projects. This figure currently stands at less than 10%.