VMware has announced major strategic alliances with Bayshore Networks, Dell, Deloitte Digital, Intwine Connect, PTC, and V5 Systems to make it easier for enterprises to deploy, maintain and scale up Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. The alliances also aim to bridge the gap between IT and operations.
VMware is looking to address common concerns related to the integration of IoT into organisations and business offerings. The company argues that IoT is primarily driven by the operations side of business at present, and that as the shift is made from pilot projects to enterprise production, IT needs to get involved for security and management.
The company will utilise these alliances to provide the infrastructure to businesses to avoid disruptions in operations and enabling operations to streamline operations and management of IoT across new objects.
Bask Iyer, chief information officer and general manager of IoT at VMware, noted that the company will leverage its strengths in device management, security and operational analytics to offer specific IoT offerings.
He said: "Our work with these companies will be important in helping businesses meet their strategic needs for IoT applications, analytics, hardware and services, ultimately extending their reach from the data centre and cloud to the edge."
PTC will combine its ThingWorx IoT technology with VMware in order to help customers quickly bring enterprise-ready IoT solutions to the market. The ThingWorx IoT platform enables the development of enterprise IoT applications and solutions. Deloitte Digital will use the alliance to offer customers a comprehensive solution around infrastructure and management.
Dell will partner with VMware to offer flexibility to mutual partners and customers to speed up IoT deployments. Both companies already have a relationship in IoT; in June, VMware joined the Dell IoT Solutions Partner Program at the executive tier.
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