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Bring the IOT Edge Closer to Business

Imagine you are on an oil rig in the middle of an ocean.  Safety is serious business and you carry the heavy responsibility to make sure the equipment on board is maintained and operating at peak performance.    Yet, you can’t always be connected to your on shore central system to get the equipment maintenance schedules as weather conditions and other factors can disrupt satellite communications.  Then there are factors that are unexpected that can cause serious malfunctions like a valve failure, an undetected leak, or a flat battery that is crucial to execute an emergency shutdown procedure.  Sound familiar?  It should – all of these were identified as contributing causes to one of the worst oil spills in history.

What if you had the ability to always execute preventative maintenance work orders?  By extending SAP Transaction Availability for Remote Sites using IoT gateways from Dell, you can now connect sensor data from equipment like batteries and valves to smart analytic systems that could intelligently warn operators when things are amiss.

SAP Transaction Availability for Remote Sites enables customers to carry on independently of their back end system when connectivity is lost.  Operators can continue with their maintenance schedules, order replacement parts and keep equipment in optimal condition.  When connectivity is restored, the information is seamlessly synchronized in the background with the enterprise providing business continuity and advanced strategies for mitigating risk.

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The Dell Edge Gateway 5000 Series enables users to monitor and connect a wide variety of sensor data, data that can be stored in SAP SQL Anywhere and intelligently streamed then processed in SAP HANA, a highly performant in-memory data platform that’s best suited for critical, real-time analytics.  With this, you can see when a piece of equipment is malfunctioning – before disaster strikes. 

Experience it for yourself by visiting the Dell Booth at SAP TechEd, or the Internet of Things showcase area at Dell World.  Not at the event and need more information? Visit http://hana.sap.com/community/customer-innovation/solutions.html

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