IIoT solution Cumulocity IoT Edge powered by Dell Technologies

15th May 2019
Anna Flockett

The newly available ‘Cumulocity IoT Edge powered by Dell Technologies’ is a joint, rapidly deployable IIoT solution from Dell Technologies and Software AG. With this solution, the OEM & IoT Solutions team at Dell Technologies enables companies to quickly and efficiently implement industrial IoT projects. Developed by Dell Technologies' OEM & IoT Solutions team in partnership with Software AG, the solution combines the company's innovative servers and edge gateways with Cumulocity IoT Edge, a single-server version of Cumulocity IoT from Software AG.

Companies can use this industry-specific software appliance for continuous machine monitoring in manufacturing environments, for optimising production processes, or for predictive maintenance.

For rapid deployment, Cumulocity IoT is pre-installed and preconfigured on Dell Technologies’ industry leading PowerEdge servers. Companies deploy the pre-configured software appliance directly at the point of use in a manufacturing environment and connect to local IoT devices via Dell Edge Gateways. The plug-and-play solution prepares, filters and aggregates data before it is sent to enterprise applications for further processing.

The standard package also includes time-saving, industry-specific modules for mechanical engineering, manufacturing and logistics. Companies can integrate existing Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) applications, set up dashboards for process owners, and monitor and control servers, gateways and endpoints from the same user interface. Companies can use this software appliance for continuous machine monitoring in manufacturing environments, for optimising production processes or for predictive maintenance.

With Software AG's Apama Engine for Streaming Analytics embedded in the solution, companies can process data streams from industrial machines and digitised industrial processes in real time, creating the foundation for rapid implementation of predictive maintenance solutions. The unified software architecture allows companies to use the same APIs, data and analysis models, from controllers to gateways to local data centers. This enables organisations to easily customise Cumulocity IoT Edge powered by Dell Technologies to meet their specific on-site needs.

"Many organisations have a high demand for quickly deployable, pre-configured Industrial IoT solutions to scale at the edge of the network by connecting a host of different end devices and sensors. With the jointly designed package of Dell EMC servers and a single-server version of Cumulocity IoT and associated services, companies can connect multiple IoT devices and sensors in minutes," said Dr. Stefan Sigg, Chief Product Officer, Software AG. "With the solution up and running quickly and seamlessly, and without any integration effort of their own, companies can rapidly benefit from a powerful IIoT environment.”

"The complexity involved in implementing an industrial IoT project means that budgets and timelines are often at risk of falling short of expectations,” said Dermot O’Connell VP and GM OEM and IoT EMEA at Dell Technologies. "With our joint plug-and-play solution, Cumulocity IoT Edge powered by Dell Technologies, the quickly deployable modules from hardware to software to service ensures rapid implementation and predictability. Offering organisations the reliability needed to keep industrial IoT projects on track, in budget and delivering ROI at scale.”

Cumulocity IoT Edge powered by Dell Technologies is now available through certified partners of Dell Technologies and Software AG, as well as from Dell Technologies directly.

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