At IoT World 2016 Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced availability of the HPE Universal Internet of Things (IoT) Platform. According to Gartner, the “endpoints of IoT will grow at a 31.7 percent CAGR from 2013 through 2020, reaching an installed base of 20.8 billion units.”1As the IoT market expands and organizations extend their networks to connect a broad range of devices, communications service providers and enterprises require horizontal solutions to connect and manage devices and applications, while meeting the scalability and versatility requirements of IoT operators. The HPE Universal IoT Platform enables the ability to add new functionality and benefits to users, acting as a driving force in building the infrastructure that enables the growth of IoT.
“The value of the IoT lies in enriching data collected from devices with analytics and exposing it to applications that enable organizations to derive business value,” said Som Satsangi, Vice President, Sales, Enterprise Group, Hewlett Packard Enterprise India. “The HPE Universal IoT Platform dramatically simplifies integrating diverse devices with different communications protocols, enabling customers to realize tremendous benefits from their IoT data, and is designed to scale to billions of transactions tried and tested in rigorous large scale Global Telco and Enterprise environments in a variety of smart ecosystems.”
The HPE Universal IoT Platform is aligned with the oneM2M industry standard and is designed to be industry and vendor-agnostic, enabling IoT operators to simultaneously manage heterogeneous sets of sensors, operate vertical applications on machine-to-machine (M2M) devices, as well as process, analyze and monetize collected data in a single secure cloud platform. The HPE Universal IoT Platform provides increased support for long range, low power connectivity, ensuring that LoRa and SIGFOX deployments can be supported alongside other connectivity protocols, including cellular, radio, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Additional enhancements to the HPE Universal IoT Platform include:
Multi connectivity –communication over different types of underlying networks, to acquire IoT data and maintain it in a consistent data model aligned with the oneM2M standard.
Device Management– standardized device lifecycle management (oneM2M) across disparate IoT gateways, devices and underlying networks.
Mashup –ability to enrich data from the devices with external data sources, so developing contextual data that provides greater insight.
Developer Portal – sophisticated application development environment for developers and partners.
Data analytics – discovers meaningful patterns in data collected from sensors to derive valuable business insights using HPE Vertica and HPE HavenOnDemand.
Enhance Data Security– utilizes key exchanges and Codec libraries to interpret data flows in a secure manner.
“From multiple back office IT systems and diverse connectivity technologies to business processes, the biggest barrier encountered by enterprises deploying IoT across multiple countries is complexity,” said Jim Morrish, Chief Research Officer, Machina Research. “The most important thing a supplier can provide enterprises is simplicity – Hewlett Packard Enterprise certainly helps with reducing the complexity, pulling together components of an end-to-end enterprise IoT offering.”
Objenious, a subsidiary of Bouygues Telecom, a French provider of mobile, fixed, TV, internet and cloud services, is using the HPE Universal IoT Platform and the LoRa network to deliver IoT services that address a number IoT use cases, ranging from vehicle fleet management, remote meter reading, predictive maintenance and geolocation.
“Our partnership with HPE in building and rolling out new, leading edge networks like LoRa to enable the Internet of Things has been extremely valuable,” said StéphaneAllaire, CEO of Objenious. “HPE resources in IoT were key to build solutions that enable Objenious to lead in the IoT market.”