Huawei and Dell announced an industry-leading IoT alliance in July, bringing together the two tech giants to explore and commercialize the emerging IoT industry.
Dell, a global leader in connectivity, energy, and manufacturing, and Huawei, an electronics and home security company, will work with other leading IoT partners, including Amazon, Intel, Microsoft, and Qualcomm, to accelerate IoT-based solutions.
The partnership will leverage the combined strength of Dell and Huawei’s brands to create an inclusive IoT platform to support the needs of businesses and consumers.
“The IoT market has tremendous potential and is set to become the largest segment of the $8.5 trillion global economy by 2025, according to IDC,” Dell CEO Michael Dell said.
“[The alliance] will accelerate innovation, drive the adoption of IoT-enabled solutions across industries and deliver significant value to customers, partners, and consumers.”
Huawei and Dell’s IoT alliance, dubbed “Internet of Things IoT Alliance,” will begin rolling out this year and will focus on IoT-connected devices in a variety of industries, including retail, healthcare, and education.
This partnership comes after several years of partnership development between Dell and Amazon.
The two tech titans have a long history of partnering with each other, first as suppliers to Dell and then Huawei.
In 2014, Dell and Lenovo partnered to create the Lenovo Cloud and Huawei IoT ecosystem.
In December 2015, Huawei announced its first-ever IoT solution, which included the company’s Huawei Cloud.
The partnership with Dell and the other IoT partners will expand on a partnership announced in January 2016.
Huixin, a Chinese startup that makes high-performance industrial routers, will also join the Dell IoT alliance.
Huixi is a cloud-connected router company that will work to support IoT-ready routers with its IoT solution.
In December, Dell announced a partnership with Huawei to integrate its IoT solutions into its own products.
According to a press release, Huawei and DHL will work together to “provide a seamless connectivity solution for customers in the IoT, manufacturing, energy and logistics industries.”
The announcement comes at a time when the Internet of Everything (IoE) is rapidly evolving, and IoT devices are becoming more and more integrated into the modern world.
Internet of Everything devices, or “Internet-connected objects,” include smart thermostats, smart light bulbs, and even home appliances.
While IoT devices have been in high demand for more than a decade, many manufacturers are not yet ready to sell their devices to consumers.
With this new alliance, Dell is trying to help those manufacturers become more comfortable with the IoT.
Earlier this year, Dell launched its new IoT solutions platform called Dell IoT Connect, which includes Dell IoT Hub, Dell IoT Home Hub, and Dell IoT Smart Home Hub.
To learn more about Dell IoTConnect, visit the Dell Connect website.