Hewlett Packard Enterprise Announced HPE Edgeline Converged Edge System Platform, Technologies, and Services

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced new HPE Edgeline Converged Edge System solutions designed to help speed the deployment and simplify the management of edge applications, enabling customers to act on the vast amounts of data generated by machines, assets and sensors from edge to cloud.  Based on an open platform, enterprises can seamlessly integrate a broad ecosystem of applications and operational technology (OT) devices for edge deployments – driving efficiency and innovation in industries like manufacturing, energy, and telecommunications. The new solutions include:

HPE Edgeline OT Link Platform, an open platform that automates the interplay between diverse operational technologies (OT) and standard-IT based applications at the edge to enable intelligent and autonomous decision making;

HPE Edgeline systems management, a systems management solutions designed specifically for the edge to ensure enterprise-grade reliability, connectivity and security;

HPE Edgeline EL300 Converged Edge System featuring HPE Edgeline OT Link Platform and HPE Edgeline systems management, providing resilience against harsh edge environments for a broad range of industrial deployments; and

HPE Edgeline Field Application Engineering Services available from HPE Pointnext to help customers plan, build, and customize Internet of Things (IoT) and cyber-physical systems based on HPE Edgeline OT Link Platform.

HPE Edgeline OT Link certified modules are HPE-developed adapters that connect to a broad range of OT systems, enabling bi-directional, time-sensitive, and deterministic control and communication, including high-speed digital input/output, CAN bus, Modbus, or Profinet.  APIs and SDKs for these adapters are made available to the industry to facilitate third-party designs of HPE Edgeline OT Link modules.  This will also include FPGA modules to give customers maximal flexibility to connect to any industrial input/output device.

HPE Edgeline Integrated System Manager

HPE also announced systems management solutions specifically designed to simplify the provisioning and management of edge infrastructure and applications, providing enterprise-grade manageability and security for remote systems with limited connectivity and IT expertise.  HPE Edgeline Integrated System Manager is embedded into HPE Edgeline Converged Edge Systems and features one-click provisioning, ongoing system health management, remote updates, and management even with intermittent wired and wireless connections.  It also supports advanced security functions like preventing system boot file changes and remote system disablement during a security event.  HPE Edgeline Infrastructure Manager software can remotely manage thousands of Edgeline Converged Edge Systems.  The HPE Edgeline Workload Orchestrator hosts a central repository for containerized analytics, AI, business, and IoT applications that can be pushed to HPE Edgeline Converged Edge Systems at the edge

Convergence of OT and IT

HPE Edgeline EL300 Converged Edge System is a next-generation system featuring HPE Edgeline OT Link Platform and HPE Edgeline systems management. It provides flexibility to enable a wide variety of use cases through multiple wired and wireless industrial connectivity options.  The HPE Edgeline EL300 is a fan-less, low-energy system equipped with Intel Core i5 processors, up to 32GB of memory and 3TB of storage.  It will also support Intel Movidius Myriad X vision processing units to enable video analytics and AI inference at the edge.  The HPE Edgeline EL300 provides enhanced resiliency against shock, vibration, humidity, and dust, including IP50 and MIL-SPEC certifications, and can operate from -30 to +70 degrees Celsius.  These features make the HPE Edgeline EL300 suitable to be deployed as an embedded system – for example, in production machines or in building infrastructure.

Expertise to accelerate deployment and create competitive advantage

To support these new offerings, HPE Pointnext, the services organization of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, provides HPE Edgeline Field Application Engineering Services, which help customers plan, design, build, and run IoT, edge and cyber-physical systems to accelerate deployment and ensure reliable and secure operation.  These services include the evaluation of use cases, proof of value, solution deployment, and management of ongoing operations – helping customers get the most from OT/IT integrations.

Moreover, HPE Pointnext can help customers develop their own data acquisition, industrial network, and control components for HPE Edgeline OT Link Platform to create custom solutions and competitive advantage.  HPE Edgeline OT Link Platform based solutions can be delivered on-premises with a turnkey deployment service operated by HPE Pointnext.

Finally, HPE Edgeline EL300 Converged Edge System will be added to HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity, to deliver a consumption-based experience with usage-based payment, capacity metering, and tailored support, for customers who need a cloud-like experience for systems at the edge.

HPE Edgeline EL300 Converged Edge System is now available globally.

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