HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) has opened an IoT (internet of things) experience centre in Bengaluru for its enterprise customers. The centre will provide IoT solutions and service offerings in the domain to customers and partners across industries, the company said in a statement.
According to the company, the centre will serve industries such as agriculture, automotive, healthcare, intelligent manufacturing, security, smart cities, smart grid and smart transportation with global delivery standards.
The San Jose, California-headquartered company said that the 20,000 square feet centre is part of the $500 million investment in the country that it had announced last year. The centre will also facilitate joint solution development with customers while demonstrating proof of concepts using IoT, AI (artificial intelligence) and ML (machine learning) technologies.
“The government is keen to leverage innovative solutions based on emerging technologies in developing smart cities and smart infrastructure,” EV Ramana Reddy, additional chief secretary with the department of information technology and biotechnology, government of Karnataka, said. HPE added that the emerging technologies can be leveraged by private and public organisations to propel the growth of local economies.
In fact, HPE’s investment in manufacturing IoT products is expected to give a leg-up to the Indian IoT space and is being driven by sops from the government to encourage projects in the sector. HPE said that the company will also leverage the centre to harness the benefits of edge computing, which is increasingly moving computational tasks to where the data is being generated.
“IoT is already enabling a wide range of critical services across areas including healthcare, smart cities and transportation. The centre will showcase our experience, best practices and technology innovation in IoT,” Som Satsangi, managing director of HPE India, said.
Another advantage the centre has is that apart from being equipped with HPE's hybrid IT offerings, the centre is also co-located with HPE Pointnext Services Global Centre, one of the largest technical solutions sites for the company. The centre has over 3,000 engineers delivering technical services to customers in over 55 countries in areas such as big data, AI, IoT, intelligent edge and software-defined infrastructure.
“India has emerged as one of the leaders in developing and implementing innovative solutions related to emerging technologies in smart cities, smart agriculture and smart manufacturing,” Sanjay Mujoo, VP, HPE Pointnext Services, said. With the IoT centre opening its doors, Mujoo said that the Pointnext Services will work closely with customers and partners to develop, test and assist in the deployment of advanced IoT solutions as well.
Last year, HPE launched a centre of excellence in Andhra Pradesh to skill students in IoT-based agriculture. The facility is designed to provide students with access to advanced IT solutions that are at the leading edge of technology innovation in the agricultural sector to achieve higher food production from finite land resources.
Last month, HPE veteran Kirk Bresniker, the chief architect and overall lead for the machine research project at Hewlett Packard Labs, told TechCircle that the slowing of Moore’s Law has opened up opportunities that haven’t been there for 50 years.