Samsung Electronics and VMware Team Up to Simplify IoT for Industrial and Enterprise Customers

May 16, 2017

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/16/17 -- IoT World 2017 - At the Internet of Things World 2017, taking place May 16-18, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd and VMware announced a new collaboration to help simplify Internet of Things (IoT) for both information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) teams by expanding end-to-end IoT solutions for industrial and enterprise customers. The companies will showcase the combination of the SAMSUNG ARTIK™ Smart IoT platform with VMware Pulse™ IoT Center™, offering a secure, enterprise-grade, end-to-end IoT infrastructure solution that allows IT and OT teams to have complete control of their IoT use cases, from the edge to the cloud. In addition, the companies will showcase the integration of the SAMSUNG ARTIK 530 with Liota (Little IoT Agent), a vendor-neutral open source software development kit (SDK) developed by VMware, to help enterprise customers with the management, monitoring and securing of their IoT implementation.

Today, enterprises struggle to embrace IoT because of the sheer scale and complexity and security concerns. While SAMSUNG ARTIK™ Smart IoT platform provides customers with all the upfront IoT hardware and software they need to kick start their IoT developments, VMware will help manage IoT infrastructure from the edge all the way to the cloud. The combination will provide an end-to-end solution, including the hardware and software components, security, cloud connectivity, building services, and ability to monitor and manage the products over the product's lifecycle.

"VMware and Samsung have a common goal to help enterprises speed their time to market with their IoT initiatives," said Mimi Spier, vice president, IoT, VMware. "The SAMSUNG ARTIK ™ Smart IOT platform delivers a state-of-the-art IoT platform, and we are collaborating with Samsung to help enterprises simplify their approach to deploying, managing, monitoring and securing their IoT infrastructure and connected devices."

"Enterprises around the world are looking to develop and deploy IoT solutions to augment their product portfolio or expand into new markets. Being able to monitor and manage these solutions across devices at enterprise scale both on-premise and in the cloud is critical for successful rollouts," said Curtis Sasaki, vice president of ecosystems, Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center. "We are developing a joint go-to-market plans to address global enterprises looking for at scale, enterprise IoT solutions. With mutual customers in key industrial and vertical segments, we believe we can jointly address the growing development, deployment, and on going management these customers are looking for."

Samsung and VMware solutions will be shown at booth #210 during Internet of Things World 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, May 16-18, 2017.

More information about the SAMSUNG ARTIK platform and development tools can be found at https://artik.io

About VMware

VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, helps customers accelerate their digital transformation. VMware enables enterprises to master a software-defined approach to business and IT with VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture™ and solutions for the data center, mobility, and security. With 2016 revenue of $7.09 billion, VMware is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA and has over 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners worldwide.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at http://news.samsung.com.

VMware, Pulse, Pulse IoT Center, and Cross-Cloud Architecture are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware in the United States and other jurisdictions.

Forward Looking Statement

This press release contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended, including but are not limited to, statements regarding the ability of the collaboration between Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd and VMware to provide end-to-end solutions to customers; enhance the marketing strategies of customers; and address the growing demand and needs of IoT infrastructure and platforms. These and any other forward-looking statements in this release are based on the parties' respective current expectations of future events and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including such risks and uncertainties as are detailed in documents that each company has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, that could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those set forth in or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties specifically include, but are not limited to, changes in the software development and cloud computing markets and the regulatory environment, difficulties in integrating technologies of the companies in the collaboration, the inability of the new IoT solution to achieve wide market acceptance, and the ability to compete with other products in the market. The companies are providing the information in this release as of this date and do not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Media Contacts:

Daniel Yoo
Sr. Manager, Communications
Samsung Strategy & Innovation Center
408-544-4262
Dan.yoo@samsung.com

Eloy Ontiveros
VMware Global Communications
1.650.427.6145
eontiveros@vmware.com

Source: VMware, Inc.

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