Dell Technologies Moves Closer to the Edge with Project Frontier

“We see the edge as the next frontier for our customers’ business transformation," the company said.

2 Min Read
man pressing an edge computing button
Getty Images

Dell Technologies is ramping up its focus on edge computing with the launch of a new software platform, Project Frontier.

Project Frontier will help organizations simplify and automate their edge operations, said Dell. The company announced the launch Wednesday at the Dell Technologies Summit.

"We see the edge as the next frontier for our customers' business transformation," said Sam Grocott, SVP of product marketing at Dell. "We're seeing extremely high adoption of infrastructure for edge growing very, very quickly."

According to IDC, 42% of businesses say the most challenging aspect of edge deployments is putting together an entire edge solution.

"We know the game has got to change," said Grocott. "We need to deliver solutions to help our customers maximize their edge. We think this is the perfect time to introduce Project Frontier as the next frontier for our multicloud strategy.

"Project Frontier is going to allow organizations to better manage and operate edge infrastructure and applications much more securely, efficiently and at scale."

What Is Project Frontier?

Project Frontier's open design supports use cases across software applications, IoT frameworks, operational technologies (OT), multicloud environments and future technologies.

Related:Why ‘Edge Computing vs. Cloud Computing’ Misses the Point

It claims greater efficiency and reliability of end-to-end edge operations with centralized management, zero-touch deployment and secure device onboarding. There is minimal need for IT expertise in the field with automation to streamline edge deployments and operations across edge locations.

It can also integrate with edge compute, and storage hardware with workloads. Another feature — global planning and support services across 170 countries. This will help design edge deployments and create a road map for scaling customers' edge infrastructure.

Potential For Partners

Grocott said there are a "multitude of potential opportunities" for partners around Project Frontier.

"Many partners deliver services around edge use cases today so those partners who are resellers will be able to resell those. Partners who have services, for example, around vertical use cases would benefit very much [from] the levels of automation and the ability to create blueprints and simplify the deployment."

Read the rest of this article on Channel Futures.

Read more about:

DellChannel Futures

About the Author(s)

Christine Horton


Christine Horton writes about all kinds of technology from a business perspective. Specializing in the IT sales channel, she is a former editor and now regular contributor to leading channel and business publications.

Channel Futures

Read the latest from Channel Futures, a leading source of analysis, commentary, research, market insight, information and news in the technology and telecommunications industries.

Sign up for the ITPro Today newsletter
Stay on top of the IT universe with commentary, news analysis, how-to's, and tips delivered to your inbox daily.

You May Also Like