The exciting potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) is predominantly about getting value from new sources of data through analytics. But for many organizations, there are stumbling blocks in getting to a stage where IoT can yield ROI.
Even for those companies that have managed to get to the production stage, organizations need more management and control because IoT deployments are on the rise. That’s not slowing down anytime soon either—IDC predicts the worldwide install base of IoT endpoints to grow from 12.1 billion at the end of 2015 to more than 30 billion in 2020*.
VMware removes many of the obstacles that enterprises shouldn’t have to worry about so they can focus on extracting meaningful insights from IoT data and acting on them. Managing IoT is complicated, and it requires a specialist infrastructure that is purpose-built to ensure IT and operational technology teams have complete control over it and the “things” incorporated within it. This is why VMware launched Pulse IoT Center infrastructure management solution.
For customers who are struggling to go from proof of concept to production, it’s an easy-to-use platform that is designed specifically for production use cases. It provides a simpler way of tracking, visualising, monitoring, and securing hundreds or even thousands of IoT devices.
Security is key, whether the company is in the early stages of IoT or further along. While IoT analytics could help an organization to thrive, a cyber attack or data breach as a result of insecure IoT infrastructure could have the opposite effect.
Organizations need a secure IoT infrastructure that ensures a level of security on devices, networks, and applications. The ability to minimize data exposed, wipe data from devices at anytime, and maintain and update firmware with security patches is critical, as is the ability to monitor devices in real time and act on anomalies before they arise.
Having an IoT management infrastructure in place means that an organization can innovate faster, simplify IoT project deployment, and ultimately boost revenues.
VMware Pulse IoT Center is the first solution in a new family of VMware IoT offerings, that aims to make IoT a reality for businesses without any of the common complications, bringing together an all-encompassing solution that deals with all of the IoT management criteria. VMware Pulse IoT Center helps accelerate ROI by streamlining how IoT projects get deployed and scaled.