VMware has made further key alliances in the Internet of Things space, adding Bayshore Networks, Dell, Intwine Connect, Deloitte Digital, PTC and V5 Systems as partners.
Aiming to help bridge the gap between IT and developers, the strategic partnerships look to address integration and infrastructure concerns raised by enterprise adoption of IoT technology.
IDC’s Worldwide Semi-annual Internet of Things Spending Guide found that IoT spending will grow to nearly $1.3 trillion by 2019. As businesses look to integrate IoT into their organisations and offerings, significant changes must be made for IoT to reach enterprise grade and scale. The current state shows that the operations side of the business primarily drives IoT.
With the help of these strategic alliances, VMware solutions can help organisations across OT and IT deliver more comprehensive IoT Enterprise solutions.
VMware CIO and senior vice president Bask Iyer 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.”
VMware previously announced ‘Liota’ (Little IoT agent), which is a vendor-neutral open source software development kit (SDK) for building secure IoT gateway data and control orchestration applications. The company plans to continue with the development of IoT-related alliances to help customers address complex IoT use cases across transportation, manufacturing and more.
Andy Daecher, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and chief IoT executive at Deloitte Digital said: “By collaborating with VMware we can offer customers a comprehensive solution around management and infrastructure that allows our client to boost productivity and gain competitive advantage.”