Networking solutions provider Aruba has introduced in Hong Kong its Experience Edge platform, which it says intuitively assimilates existing mobile, cloud, and IoT (Internet of Things) data into a single, simple system.
Aruba’s Edge consists of comprehensive infrastructure coupled with a software platform designed to power smart, connected services without compromising security.
From hotel rooms and malls to hospitals and schools, online integration is disrupting traditional business models while creating exciting opportunities for providers to craft more personalized services and products.
Aruba said its Edge does not replace existing systems but instead integrates existing networks to facilitate faster and more intelligent responses to the existing environment.
“The rise of smarter, connected stores, hospitals, schools, and workplaces, in combination with the expansion of mobility and cloud services, will drive the next decade of sustainable advantage,” said Kenneth Ma, Director and General Manager, Hong Kong and Macau, for Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company.
By 2020, research firm Gartner predicts that 20.8 billion internet of things (IoT) devices will enter the market – compared with an estimated six billion connected devices in use in 2016.
These technologies are at the heart of a service revolution, helping deliver unprecedentedly rich, personalized experiences to customers and employees. Aruba’s “Experience Edge” is eyeing this emerging “Experience Economy.”
“In Hong Kong, most IT departments utilize mixed platforms and products, with different infrastructure from multiple vendors, working against rather than alongside each other,” said Ma. "Aruba’s Edge helps address this existing landscape of siloed services, fragmented networks, and disconnected providers to help customers remain competitive in today’s complex landscape."