IoT is now a core business piece to Dell, once traditionally known for its affordable PCs in the consumer space and its servers in the enterprise.
Dell announced a specialised IoT division, to be headed up by VMWare CTO Ray O’Farrell, in October 2017, with the intention of offering customers a full stack of hardware, software, security and consulting to get their IoT projects up and running.
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Speaking at the time, Dell Technologies chairman and CEO Michael Dell explained how, with the price of connected sensors plummeting, he sees a ‘distributed core’ model as central to successful IoT implementation.
“Dell Technologies is leading the way for our customers with a new distributed computing architecture that brings IoT and artificial intelligence together in one, interdependent ecosystem from the edge to the core to the cloud,” he said.
Naturally Dell positions itself as one of only a handful of companies that can offer this full stack for IoT deployments thanks to its heritage in secure infrastructure and local compute capabilities, dating back to its PC days.