IoT World: HPE, SAP Make Big Announcements

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IoT WORLD — Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and SAP are unveiling significant new services during IoT World 2016, which includes more than 12,000 attendees and 200 exhibitors.

HPE announced availability of the HPE Universal IoT Platform, which 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,” according to the company.

HPE's Nigel Upton“IoT is massive; no one vendor can do it all,” Nigel Upton, HPE’s director and general manager of IoT, tells Channel Partners. “HPE is aggressively recruiting partners from the sensor level, communication partners, public cloud partners, energy partners, smart city device partners, automotive supplier partners, additional gateways, complimentary software functionality and vertical expertise. We are adding new partners daily. They are critical for our mutual success.”

The platform is aligned with the oneM2M industry standard and is designed to be industry and vendor-agnostic, enabling Internet of Things 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.

It also 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, according to HPE.{ad}

IoT endpoints will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 31.7 percent from 2013 through 2020, reaching an installed base of 20.8 billion units, according to Gartner.

Also at the conference, SAP SE unveiled new services for customers and partners on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform for IoT. The platform provides a comprehensive set of capabilities that extends the SAP HANA platform and SAP HANA Vora software to address the needs of IoT applications, while providing the flexibility to address different offering and architecture patterns, the company said.

Customers can use these offerings from SAP and supported partner services to build and expand upon their existing investments in SAP HANA to cover IoT demands in edge computing, connectivity management, device management, mobile enablement, dashboarding, analytics and predictive computing.

“SAP is helping customers map their journeys through digital transformation, and the IoT has the potential to drive the largest segment of growth in new business value,” said Tanja Rueckert, SAP’s executive vice president, LoB digital assets and IoT. “We offer the right solution infrastructure and are committed to building the strongest, most comprehensive ecosystem for the IoT in the industry. Our robust platform and line-of-business and industry applications for the IoT enable customers to …


… improve their operational efficiency and transform their business models.”

Also at IoT World:

  • Avnet introduced the MicroZed Industrial IoT Starter Kit, an out-of-the-box system, backed by offerings from IBM, Wind River and Xilinx, aimed at simplifying customers’ prototype and development efforts, while providing an easy and quick transition to production.
  • Arrow Electronics is exhibiting its sensor-to-sunset Evolve IoT service at the conference. For startups, Arrow says its IoT offerings include services specifically designed to help advance from idea to product.

IoT World is being held at the Santa Clara (California) Convention Center. It is operated by Informa, the parent company of Channel Partners.

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