HPE Unveils New IoT Solutions and IoT-Focused Collaboration with Nokia

At HPE Discover London, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) introduced new solutions designed to help organizations deploy Internet of Things (IoT) devices in wide area, enterprise and industrial environments.

Additionally, HPE announced a new partnership with Nokia focused on IoT solutions for smart city and industrial/manufacturing customers.

High cost and a lack of a holistic solution are key barriers for mass adoption of IoT, according to  Keerti Melkote, senior vice president and general manager, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, who noted that by expanding its framework built on edge infrastructure solutions, software platforms and technology ecosystem partners, HPE is addressing the  expense, complexity, and security concerns of organizations looking to enable services to transform workplace and operational experiences.

The solutions to help organizations deploy IoT devices include the new HPE Mobile Virtual Network Enabler which gives customers greater control over IoT devices that need cellular connectivity and services; the HPE Universal IoT Platform  which manages the the HPE Mobile Virtual Network Enabler devices and provides multivendor IoT monitoring, reporting, and analytics services; the Aruba ClearPass Universal Profiler that automatically identifies the attributes of IoT devices as they attempt to connect to the network, enabling IT managers to catalog what IoT devices are on wired and wireless networks and assign the appropriate policies;  and the   Aruba 2540 IoT-Ready Access Switches which protects IoT devices with unified role-based access, and identifies and assigns roles to IoT devices as they connect, prioritizing business-critical applications and controlling what network resources the device can access.

IoT Partnership with Nokia -- The companies will jointly market and sell solutions for two IoT vertical enterprise segments including industrial/manufacturing and smart city applications, with initial offerings planned for early 2017.

And, through HP’s new partnership with Nokia, the companies will jointly market and sell solutions for two IoT vertical enterprise segments including industrial/manufacturing and smart city applications. They will provide industrial/manufacturing customers with solutions for asset management, smart manufacturing, remote site automation, predictive maintenance and enhanced networking choices for improved connectivity for smart city solutions, such as smart lighting and smart buildings.

According to HPE, the joint offerings combine connectivity, core networking, data aggregation and compute technologies from Nokia and HPE. The companies are currently working on a proof-of-concept for smart cities, combining Nokia’s routing capabilities with HPE’s Hybrid IT capabilities for joint project delivery models.

The IoT partnership extends the existing collaboration between the two organizations, which to date includes end-to-end deals with 25 enterprise and service provider customers, and more than 30 proof-of-concepts.

HPE has also joined Nokia’s IoT Community (, an ecosystem of companies collaborating on solutions, business models, and market trials to further IoT.

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