HPE launches edge platform in HK

HPE says its new edge platform will help accelerate Hong Kong's smart city ambitions (Image BeeBright / iStockPhoto)

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise has launched a new edge computing platform in Hong Kong designed to help enterprises take advantage of the vast amounts of data generated by machines, assets and sensors from edge to cloud.

The HPE Edgeline Converged Edge System line of solutions consists of an open platform to automate the interplay between operational technologies and standard IT applications at the edge, as well as systems management and field application engineering services.

The platform is designed to simplify and accelerate the complex task of processing edge data close to its source in order to generate insight for real-time action.

Common challenges associated with edge processing include management of remote infrastructure, as well as the necessity to seamlessly connect sensors and industrial assets with IT applications at the edge.

The open platform includes an application catalog designed to simplify the task of setting up an IoT or cyber-physical system, by eliminating or reducing the requirement to develop custom coding to orchestrate OT networks, control systems, and data flows with drivers, middleware, and applications running on IT systems.

Meanwhile the HPE Edgeline Integrated System Manager is designed to simplify the provisioning and infrastructure of edge infrastructure and applications. The solution features one-click provisioning, ongoing system health management, remote updates, and management of even intermittent wired and wireless connections.

“The launch of the new HPE Edgeline Converged Edge System solutions has come at an opportune time for Hong Kong, especially with the recent renewal of commitment to develop this metropolitan into a smart city,” HPE managing director for Hong Kong and Macau Gabriel Leung said.

“Together with our expertise in delivering large-scale public sector deployments globally, these offerings will allow us to help lay the foundation of a smart city in Hong Kong.”

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