by Adam Armstrong

Dell Technologies & Microsoft Collaborate On IoT Solution

Today at Dell Technologies World 2018, Dell Technologies and Microsoft announced that they were working together to delver a joint Internet of Things (IoT) solution. The new solution will be a secure, intelligent edge-to-cloud solution that will utilize Dell Edge Gateways, VMware Pulse IoT Center, and Microsoft Azure IoT Edge. This combination aims to simplify deployment of IoT form edge to the cloud.

IoT is being deployed now more than ever. While it can provide immense benefits to companies, the hardware, software, and cloud services are fragmented everywhere. All of the services need to be brought together under a single umbrella that offers ease of deployment, asset management, security, and ensure compliance requirements are met. The newly announced joint solution aims to do just that.

As stated, the new solution is a combination of Dell Edge Gateways, VMware Pulse IoT Center, and Microsoft Azure IoT Edge. Pulse will connect hardware to Azure IoT Edge. Dell Edge Gateways will continuously manage, monitor and better secure certified combination of gateways/edge systems with the latest patches and updates on an ongoing basis as well as monitor the health of these connected devices.

Features include:

  • Intelligence at the edge with Microsoft Azure IoT Edge: This application extends cloud intelligence to edge devices so that devices can act locally and leverage the cloud for global coordination and machine learning at scale
  • Management and monitoring of edge devices with VMware Pulse IoT Center: This provides more secure, enterprise-grade management and monitoring of diverse, certified edge devices including gateways and connected IoT devices, bios and operating systems. This ecosystem will be built over time involving deeper integration and certification to support customer requirements.
  • High-performance, rugged Dell Edge Gateways: IoT devices with powerful dual-core Intel Atom processors connect a variety of wired and wireless devices and systems to aggregate and analyze inputs and send relevant data to the cloud


This IoT Solution is expected to be available in the second half of 2018. 

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