HPE looks to make it easier for enterprises and service providers to connect and manage Internet of Things (IoT) devices with the debut of its IoT Platform 1.2. The platform is aligned with the oneM2M ETSI industry standard and will also support long-range, low-power networks such as LoRa and SigFox.
HPE said its platform, which has been announced in conjunction with the IoT World 2016 conference in Santa Clara, Calif., this week, will support a variety of protocols including cellular, radio, WiFi, and Bluetooth.
HPE has been steadily building its IoT portfolio over the past several months. In late 2015 the company introduced a new line of servers specifically for IoT, and it also teamed with Intel to develop open standards for IoT sensors and devices that will help accelerate data collection and analysis.
HPE says its IoT Platform will help companies standardize their device management across disparate IoT gateways and will help provide better insight into data gathered by the IoT devices. The platform comes with a developer portal for application developers and partners. In addition, it will integrate with HPE’s Vertica 7.2 and Haven platforms.
HPE’s IoT Platform 1.2 is intended to help simplify the complexity around IoT by bringing together components like data collection and analytics as well as supporting multiple connection protocols.
Analysts have pointed to fragmentation as a key issue that needs to be resolved in order for the IoT industry to meet projected growth estimates. Last November, analyst firm Gartner forecast there will be 20.8 billion connected devices by 2020.
HPE said its IoT Platform 1.2 will be available globally and can be deployed on premises or in a private cloud-as-a-service model.