Enterprise networking vendor Dell launched new Edge Gateway 5000 Series aimed at the building and factory automation sectors. This is the newest addition to Dell’s portfolio of IoT-enabling solutions and services.
The gateway is available for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to build into their solutions or for building and factory automation customers to use as part of their IoT strategy which can span data center solutions, advanced analytics and digital services.
The company claimed that the Edge Gateway 5000, combined with Dell’s data analytics capabilities, is an alternative to today’s costly, proprietary IoT offerings.
The Dell Edge Gateway sits at the edge of the network (near the devices and sensors) with local analytics and other middleware to receive, aggregate, analyze and relay data, then minimizes expensive bandwidth by relaying only meaningful data to the cloud or datacenter.
The Dell Edge Gateway will be available in select countries in December 2015 and start at USD $1,199.
Dell also announced Dell Statistica to expand capabilities out to the gateway.
“Organizations are struggling to make the best decisions regarding the data volume and complexity created by the vast numbers of sensors, embedded systems and connected devices now on the network,” said Andy Rhodes, executive director, Commercial IoT Solutions, Dell.
“As more of the data is processed in real time at the edge of the network, the gateway becomes the spam filter for IoT.”
Enterprise networking vendor Dell is set to strengthen its presence in large-scale datacenter market with new products and IT solutions. The announcement was made at Dell World 2015.
Marius Haas, chief commercial officer and president of Dell Commercial Sales and Enterprise Solutions, said: “The new solutions and services announced demonstrate the ability to scale simply and cost-effectively.”