Dell EMC has partnered with TSSG, an internationally recognised centre of excellence for information and communication technologies, to deliver an on-campus IoT test bed designed to offer researchers practical IoT experience as well as support broader research projects.
Using the test bed, TSSG will be able to provide higher quality IoT-driven research and engage in vertical specific projects key to the Irish economy, such as agricultural proof-of-concepts.
TSSG chose Dell EMC as it was looking for a single IT infrastructure provider with IoT expertise. Dell EMC offered top of class infrastructure credentials and the chance to work collaboratively to identify which solutions fit its needs at the Dell EMC Limerick IoT Lab.
During the lab visit, TSSG researchers gained insight into what a Dell EMC IoT project looks like, which allowed TSSG to not only begin work on the IoT test bed, but also discuss future implementations of IoT technologies and methodologies, gateways and market activities.
The chosen IoT testing environment consists of Dell PowerEdge hardware with Dell Edge Gateways, making a powerful core and edge infrastructure, which allowed TSSG to independently run IoT data simulation events, bringing to life the power of IoT without disrupting existing operations.
The Dell EMC infrastructure also offered TSSG a secure IoT network, cost-effective manageability tools and versatile edge computing by connecting varied wired and wireless devices and systems.
Jerry Horgan, infrastructure manager, TSSGcommented on the relationship with Dell EMC: “One of the main reasons we chose Dell EMC as a partner for the IoT test bed was the approachable expertise of the Dell EMC team.
They understood that research and innovation are the core of our centre, and worked with us to develop a practical solution which will give our researchers access to IoT technology but also give the centre flexibility to use the test bed for other projects.
Not only that, but upon visiting the Dell EMC Limerick IoT Lab and witnessing projects such as the Dell Smart Hive, we were inspired to pursue similar projects in our own environment.
Overall, this has been a positive learning experience on both sides, and we look forward to working on future projects with the Dell EMC team.”
Dermot O’Connell, vice president, OEM and IoT Solutions, EMEA, Dell EMC, added: “TSSG, as a leader in ICT research, delivers innovation and IoT access to the Irish market by combining education, research and innovation through research in science, engineering and entrepreneurship.
Our ongoing partnership with TSSG to bring a practical IoT knowledge to researchers and students builds upon Dell EMC’s long-term commitment to entrepreneurship and IoT excellence in Ireland and globally.
We hope to continue utilizing our rich global IoT partner ecosystem and showcase that Ireland has great potential to be a leader in IoT.