As the number of Internet-connected devices increases exponentially, local Edge processing is becoming critical to managing the vast amounts of data being generated and supporting innovative, targeted applications. Supermicro is leveraging advanced product design to provide flexible low-power, ultra-reliable computing, and partnering with forward-thinking software platform partners to build complete solutions for an array of significant vertical markets.
Intelligent Retail Edge
Retailers and the hospitality industry have the opportunity to combine their physical presence with innovative technologies to create unique and valuable customer experiences, while they leverage new systems to optimize inventory and operations.
Edge computing capabilities including artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual and augmented reality, and local analytics will make these new services happen. Supermicro has forged partnerships with retail IoT experts to bring complete, compelling solutions to market.
IoT Analytics Solutions
With SAS analytic solutions and Supermicro’s configurable wall-mount or rackmount systems, retailers can gain a complete view of their business and customers. They can dynamically create assortments based on customer preferences and invoke the most relevant engagement strategy for each customer. Optimize supply chain and retail operations at every step of the customer journey.
Retail Edge Platform
The Reliant Edge Platform embeds the latest technologies in orchestration, virtualization and containerization combined with Supermicro’s ruggedized fanless servers to accelerate digital transformation, deliver immersive customer experiences and continuous operations in-store or restaurant.
Reliant’s Edge platform extends the Cloud with a web-scale DevOps infrastructure to automate centralized management, monitoring and delivery of legacy and next-gen technologies, IoT, networking and security, scalable across thousands of locations.
Edge Cloud Solution
NodeWeaver bridges the gap between IoT devices and the Cloud/Core by delivering full data center capabilities in Edge environments with cloud-like flexibility and management – creating a reliable “Intelligent Edge” that spans Supermicro’s industry-standard hardware from the IoT Edge to the scalable Edge to the micro data center.
Edge and IoT Networking
Leading technology providers including Supermicro, NodeWeaver, and NetFoundry have partnered to provide complete Edge compute and IoT solutions, with embedded, cloud-orchestrated, zero trust networking.
This provides built-in cloud networking and embedded SD-WAN functionality, while eliminating the extra cost, energy impact and complexity of separate networking hardware, firewalls and VPNs.
The increase of factory automation yields opportunities to drive new levels of efficiency. Process monitoring, continuous diagnostics, supply tracking, and robust security will keep production lines humming and intelligent systems will ensure quality control. Workers will utilize augmented and virtual reality to install, maintain and upgrade equipment.
All of these applications require on-premises, real-time processing, via compute engines and AI inference. Factory environments can be challenging for these systems, and Supermicro provides servers in a range of sizes to meet the specific needs of each location, including ruggedized, fanless boxes. Although these servers can deliver the needed computing power to the right places, software must be deployed and managed remotely, via the cloud. Supermicro’s software platform partners leverage their expertise in Edge computing and container technologies to create optimized solutions for the newest industrial revolution.
Nerve Blue Remote Software Management
Running Nerve Blue on Supermicro devices empowers businesses to make improvements in machine or plant performance and to reduce the cost and complexity of industrial automation.
Nerve Blue is a radically open software platform that enables machine builders and plant operators to centrally manage software running on Supermicro devices remotely from the cloud. This allows them to consolidate multiple software applications (Docker and VM) on one virtualized infrastructure and to remotely deploy and update software applications from any vendor.
AIoT for Smart Automation
Innodisk provides a range of smart storage and embedded peripheral modules to enable Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT), as well as memory modules specifically designed for harsh industrial environments.
When paired with Supermicro’s compact and ruggedized IoT servers, and gateways, Innodisk modules enable robust and reliable local processing and storage that can be securely and remotely managed.
Edge Platform for Industry
Litmus + Supermicro provides customers with the hardware, software, services and capabilities to enable smart manufacturing with accelerated time-to-value. Litmus Edge is a modern edge platform that collects data from any industrial asset, offers pre-built applications, KPIs and analytics, provides the ability to build and run custom applications, and integrates data with any cloud or enterprise system.
Together with Supermicro’s powerful, fanless IoT/Edge gateways, the solution is pre-validated, pre-tested and accelerates the value customers can get from Edge computing for immediate business value across their smart factories.
BIoT (Blockchain IoT) Technology
BIoT is nothing like traditional user id/password-driven network security technology such as VPN. In BIoT all the data from IoT devices stream in the form of hashes only readable by their peers deployed in the BIoT blockchain network. This network makes the data immutable, decentralized, and distributed.
Using BDATA BIoT embedded into Supermicro fanless IoT gateway devices, customers can securely stream data to their analytics platforms, ensuring data integrity, security, and remote device management including enable or disable of USB and HDMI ports.
CPLANE.ai’s orchestration platform coordinates and manages multiple layers of digital infrastructure (applications, virtualization, networking, security, and devices) across the system lifecycle.
Using CPLANE.ai’s platform on Supermicro’s optimized IoT hardware, customers can easily provision their digital infrastructure for automated software deployment, upgrades, and self-healing for continuous operation.