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Dell, Software AG unveil new IoT architecture

Network Asia staff | June 22, 2016
IoT architecture takes a turn with new edge technology

Software AG and Dell have unveiled a new Internet of Things architecture that allows enterprises to perform real-time streaming analytics at the edge of the network, close to digital devices and sensors.

Dell'sEdge Gateway 5000 Series, designed for edge operations in extreme conditions, has been qualified with an embedded version of Software AG's leading Apama Streaming Analytics. 

The companies claim that performing real-time analytics on the edge can drastically reduce the cost of high volume Industrial IoT sensor traffic and the need for expensive central servers. This architecture also allows for the rapid deployment of edge analytics and, given the low per unit cost for companies to leverage Dell Edge Gateways, the cost of IoT projects can be significantly reduced and a return on IoT investments accelerated. This first joint Dell and Software AG solution focuses on Preventative and Predictive Maintenance, with further IoT use case solutions to follow in the near future.

"At Software AG, we always strive to up our offerings by bringing in new dimensions to leading edge technology,"said Stanimira Koleva, Chief Operating Officer, Software AG, Asia Pacific & Japan. "It is no doubt that Internet of Things will be a key driver of growth for enterprises across the globe especially in Asia Pacific. Our partnership with Dell reinforces our commitment towards IoT; bringing the competitive advantages driven by the Internet of Things to a much wider audience through flexible architecture, reduced costs and increased adoption speed."

Co-innovation is the key to succeed in an IoT driven era and this is a great example of how two innovative companies are partnering to provide ground-breaking solutions. We are thrilled to work with Dell and look forward to widening the scope of this partnership over the coming months," said Stanimira.

Predictive Maintenance Blueprint

Together, Dell and Software AG have created a Predictive Maintenance Blueprint entitled "Six steps to using the IoT to deliver maintenance efficiency" to help companies address their top operational challenges. This ensures that perishable data is acted on immediately by generating alerts, implementing an automated response on the Edge and ensuring that only meaningful data is sent to the cloud to minimize consumption of network bandwidth. This reduced data set can be integrated with historical data at the core and longer term trends and events identified and predicted.

"With our partners such as Software AG, we are lowering the barriers to IoT market entry for enterprises of all sizes and cutting the time needed to deploy IoT analytics significantly," said Jason Shepherd, director, strategy and partnerships, Dell. "The IoT can now deliver its promise quickly, cost effectively and make a real contribution to driving economic growth".


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