SAP will be expanding the enterprise offerings available on its HANA Cloud Platform for Internet of Things (IoT). The new offerings will be focused on helping enterprises provide new customer outcomes.

Extending the Cloud Platform
SAP’s HANA Cloud Platform for IoT is a set of capabilities that will extend the company’s HANA platform  and HANA Vora software with new features to specifically address the needs of IoT applications. The data currently available from connected devices offers an enormous opportunity for businesses, but it also represents a considerable challenge for enterprise platforms facing new IT infrastructure demands.

Customers can use these offerings from SAP and supported partner solutions to build and expand upon their existing investments in SAP HANA to cover their growing IoT-driven demands in the area of edge computing, connectivity management, device management, mobile enablement, dashboarding, analytics and predictive computing.

SAP is already supporting OpenStack as the cloud infrastructure and Cloud Foundry as the open source framework for the HANA Cloud Platform. Among the new features included in the IoT offerings are the IoT foundation bundle and intelligent edge processing bundle..

New Collaborations
SAP also announced a new collaboration with Dell on products designed to help address the IoT industry’s biggest operational challenges, including business continuity, overall equipment effectiveness, maintenance costs and return on assets. Under the deal, SAP’s IoT software will run on Dell’s Edge Gateway 5000 hardware.

SAP is also collaborating with Hitachi on a global level to create industry-specific IoT solutions for a range of applications, with a particular focus on the smart manufacturing, smart city, transportation, and logistics industries.