Dell launches first European Internet of Things (IoT) lab and gateways to speed industry transformation
Lagos, Nigeria: June 12, 2015. Dell today announced the launch of its first dedicated Internet of Things (IoT) lab in Europe. Based in Limerick, Ireland, the lab will be one of the bases for the new IoT division focused on bringing together end-to-end IoT solutions that span hardware, software and services.
Dell has also announced its IoT division’s first product release, a gateway designed to help customers kick-start their solution development and begin realising the value of IoT immediately. The gateway is robust enough for the rigors of current projects and can also be leveraged as a proof-of-concept for use with future specialised Dell gateways.
Following the successful opening of Dell and Intel’s first IOT lab in Santa Clara, California, U.S. in November last year, the brand new IoT lab complements the existing Dell Solution Centre in Limerick. The lab further bolsters Dell’s portfolio by providing European customers with a dedicated space to build, model, architect and test their IoT solutions– and get them to market faster.
Specialists in devising end-to-end solutions, the Dell OEM team have over 16 years of experience of working with customers to develop workable solutions to take to market and expertise spanning more than 40 industry verticals. At the lab, customers will be able to meet with a team of highly-skilled solution centre technicians and IOT specialists to discuss their ideas and collaborate to develop robust proof of concepts and innovative solutions.
Executive Director and General Manager, OEM Solutions, Dell EMEA, Dermot O’Connell said, “As a global end-to-end solutions provider, Dell can support OEMs throughout their entire product lifecycle, from endpoints, networking, compute, and storage to large scale data management, analytics software and services.”, executive director and general manager, OEM Solutions, Dell EMEA.
O’Connell added, “In Limerick, customers will have a flexible and scalable foundation for developing market-ready solutions with a trusted, reliable partner. Our specialists in the lab can reduce the complexity of IT and help customers to bring their ideas to life.”
Gateways are the most recent addition to Dell’s IoT solution stack. These small, wireless or connected devices collect, help secure and process sensor data at the edge of a network. Equipped with processing power, they provide customers with flexibility to perform analytics at the edge, reducing latency for data-based decisions, such as managing energy consumption or triggering a call for proactive equipment maintenance. This reduces the time and cost associated with transferring data to the cloud or data center. Dell’s new gateways are a solid foundation for an IoT edge solution that conserves valuable network bandwidth by relaying only meaningful data back to the cloud.
Dell’s end-to-end approach spans data center solutions, analytics and leadership services and is built on Dell’s bedrock of global availability, industry leading support and trusted security options.
As part of a Dell’s rich IoT partnership ecosystem, Dell Services and ThingWorx also recently announced a collaboration aimed at helping customers on their IoT journey. The companies will leverage each other’s capabilities to deliver a combination of technology and business expertise to help customers reduce the time, cost and risk required to build innovative Internet of Things (IoT) applications. As a part of the agreement, Dell’s Digital Business Services will enter ThingWorx’s Global System Integrators Alliance Program.
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