Edge Management

What is Edge Management?

Edge management is a solution for monitoring, controlling, provisioning, and debugging large-scale Internet of Things (IoT) edge and fog deployments. Edge management enables edge applications to be successfully integrated into hybrid architectures, allowing for an edge application lifecycle that promotes operational excellence and robust asset performance through the cloud. Businesses should select an edge device management platform at the onset of their IoT transformation in order to design a system to that can handle the scale and diversity of their edge devices, avoiding time-consuming and costly updates later.

What is edge device management and how is it related?

An ideal edge device management platform should have open-source, containerized architecture and be hardware and cloud agnostic. It should not require very much memory or bandwidth in order to operate seamlessly, even in remote locations. Key capabilities include agent installation during device pre-commissioning, device grouping, zero-touch provisioning, device health monitoring, proactive SLA monitoring, IoT infrastructure landscape, root cause analysis, anomaly detection, and remote connectivity.

How do I manage all my data created at the edge?

The principal thought behind managing data at the edge is keeping it closer to where it’s generated. Storing data at the edge helps eliminate the need to send it all over the network to a centralized resource. Businesses can become more transaction-oriented, and decisions can be made based on real-time edge data. But this requires architecture developed to store all that data. Some organizations rely on data partitioning determined by data usage patterns at the edge, data governance and security, and physical storage requirements. There are limitation concerns as well, when upgrading edge-based devices and database technology. Managing data created at the edge requires a combination of remote management tools, analytic capabilities, and databases. Migrating data management to the edge can help organizations control device proliferation, enhance network speeds, and improve the overall customer experience. The scalable nature makes it ideal for fast-growing organizations looking for agility and speed.

What are the benefits of edge management?

The benefits of edge management include:

Easy deployment

Shortened, simplified deployment process through remote or over-the-air (OTA) configuration. With a network connection and power, everything can be handled automatically and remotely.

Automated software updates

Flexibility to iterate and adapt. IoT edge device applications can be updated remotely and rolled out automatically to individual devices, groups of devices, or the entire fleet. Devices can easily roll back to a stable state were a failure to occur.

Fleet security

Regular security update delivery. Running the latest version of applications and operating systems helps ensure all security patches have been applied.

Efficient troubleshooting

More remote resolution to automatically detect issues, report, reproduce, and fix problems.

Seamless integration

Organize your applications and remotely configure them of a range of scenarios. Your IoT management platform can bridge your edge data with the cloud. Once transported, it can be stored, processed, and analyzed to get the most value from your infrastructure.

HPE and edge management

Bring the cloud to your most demanding workloads with the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform. Enhance accuracy, competitiveness, product quality, and time to market. Transform data-intensive applications, gain the control and performance of edge management, and maintain enterprise-level security and compliance. Power your business with enhanced performance, agility, operational efficiency, and lower overall operating costs through edge device and data management, optimized for your business.