Dell Technologies Launches New IoT Division and Strategy

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For Dell, IoT represents a move toward distributed computing after the cloud largely centralised IT delivery.

New product development initiatives include Dell EMC's "Project Nautilus" software that enables the ingestion and querying of data streams from IoT gateways in real time as well as RSA's "Project IRIS" to extend security analytics capability to provide threat visibility and monitoring right out to the edge. His first mission will be to develop IoT products and services throughout the company and develop new technologies. The problem with most IoT devices now is that they need a common "language" to talk to and interact with one another and have the ability to process data in real-time. The IoT solutions division will combine its internally developed technologies with various Dell Technologies offerings.

Dell Technologies, which includes units such as Dell EMC, Pivotal, VMware and RSA, are already making use of some aspects of IoT.

After pivoting from personal computers to data center hardware and software, Dell Technologies is now charting a course toward the next state of its evolution - providing "distributed" computing through the Internet of Things. IoT technology will produce a massive amount of data that needs to be stored and analyzed, for this objective Dell EMC will use Isilon and Elastic Cloud Storage for both file and object storage as well as analytics through HDFS. The new business will position Dell as a primary provider of IoT infrastructure, machine learning and analytical services.

Project Fire, a hyper converged platform that will simplify management, compute and storage for IoT applications. With customers demanding edge-based architectures, with data processed closer to the source, Dell's following suit and moving towards a modernised architecture.

The company says customers have expressed the need for complete IoT solutions that can be deployed within their organizations, a demand that through its technology, services and partner ecosystem, will meet this need.

Implementation of "Worldwide Herd", consulting services for performinganalytics on geographically dispersed data - increasingly important to enable deep learning ondatasets that can not be moved for reasons of size, privacy and regulatory concern.

The company added that its venture arm Dell Technologies Capital will continue investing in IoT-focused startups such as Edico Genome, FogHorn Systems, Graphcore, Moogsoft and Zingbox.

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