RESEARCH PAPER: Accelerating Data Insights And Actions Across The Enterprise

By Matt Kimball, Patrick Moorhead - November 27, 2018
Edge computing is one of the newest trends driving excitement in the industry, but there is significance and depth to it unlike other trends. Edge computing offers greater operational efficiency through the promise of real-time insight and action to organizations of all sizes and types. To achieve greater operational efficiency, organizations should look to adopt an edge deployment where Operational Technologies (OT) are physically integrated into the same edge Information Technology (IT) systems. Organizations can then leverage the power of the advanced analytics platforms and methods that emerged in IT organizations. This provides not only new levels of insight, but also control and action using platforms with functional, physical, and virtual convergence. Click on the logo to download the paper:

Table Of Contents:

  • Summary
  • The Dimensions Of Convergence
  • HPE Converges OT And IT At The Edge
  • Physical Convergence With HPE Edgeline EL300, EL1000, And EL4000
  • Software Defined OT Through HPE Edgeline Services Platform
  • Speeding Up Edge And IoT Deployments With OTLink
  • Why The Convergence Of OT And IT Matters
  • HPE's Strategy In Action
  • Call To Action
  • Figure 1: The Interdependencies Of OT-IT Convergence
  • Figure 2:  OT-IT Convergence Supported By HPE
  • Figure 3: Comparing The EL300, EL1000, And EL4000
  • Figure 4: HPE Convergence Of OT And IT On Edgeline
  • Figure 5: HPE Support For OT-IT Convergence By Industry

Companies Cited:

  • ABB
  • GE
  • HPE
  • Intel
  • Keysight
  • National Instruments
  • OSISoft
  • PTC
  • Schneider Electric
Matthew Kimball
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Matt Kimball is a Moor Insights & Strategy senior datacenter analyst covering servers and storage. Matt’s 25 plus years of real-world experience in high tech spans from hardware to software as a product manager, product marketer, engineer and enterprise IT practitioner.  This experience has led to a firm conviction that the success of an offering lies, of course, in a profitable, unique and targeted offering, but most importantly in the ability to position and communicate it effectively to the target audience.

Patrick Moorhead
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Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.