Dell Technologies and Microsoft have partnered to pitch a joint end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) solution in the market. Under this collaboration, the combination of Microsoft Azure IoT Edge services along with VMware Pulse IoT Center and Dell Edge Gateways will be pitched together the customers in different markets. Both the firms are of the view that jointly they would be able to reach out to more customers and make IoT deployment easier.
In a statement Dell Technologies said that the joint solution would offer an underlying IoT infrastructure, management capabilities and security for customers looking to deploy IoT for scenarios like predictive maintenance, supply chain visibility and other use cases.
In this framework, VMware Pulse IoT Center will serve as the management glue between the hardware which is Dell Edge Gateways and the Microsoft Azure IoT Edge.
The company said that initially, VMware Pulse IoT Center will help to deploy the Microsoft Azure IoT Edge to the requisite edge systems so that it can start collecting, analysing and acting on data in real-time.
Dell Technologies asserted that while this joint solution was optimised for Dell Edge Gateways it can continuously manage, monitor and secure certified combination of gateways or edge systems with the latest patches and updates on an ongoing basis as well as monitor the health of connected devices.
“Teaming up with Microsoft on IoT and edge is a natural fit based on the complementary technologies we offer today. Microsoft and Dell technologies can help customers securely and more easily navigate their journey to IoT and edge with integrated and secure solutions that will help them to improve their businesses and deliver a better customer experience,” stated Mimi Spier, vice president for IoT Business, VMware.