Asus and Innodisk upgrade IoT infrastructure management

  • October 21, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

Taiwanese companies Asus and Innodisk are bringing fail-safe remote management to IoT services. The partnership will see Innodisk’s InnoAge SSD upgrade IoT infrastructure management for edge computing.

As part of the partnership, Asus is equipping its PE200U and PE200S edge computers with Innodisk’s flash storage, the out-of-band management-enabled InnoAge SSD. This allows users to roll out more reliable and secure edge devices and IoT infrastructure.

Cisco projects that there will be 500 billion IoT devices in the world by 2030, a ten-fold increase from the 50 billion IoT devices in 2020. Without cost-efficient device management, managing and maintaining so many smart devices is simply untenable.

The InnoAge out-of-band signalling technology combined with Asus IoT Cloud Console (AICC) addresses this by letting device operators effortlessly manage their IoT devices remotely. With out-of-band signalling, even devices that have suffered severe issues such as data corruption and operating system failure can be remotely recovered.

The Innodisk and Asus collaboration is the latest in a line of high-level partnerships as Innodisk continues to expand the global AIoT ecosystem.

“Asus is a key partner in Innodisk’s mission to build an intelligent world and we are excited about the tremendous value our partnership brings to customers,” said Innodisk president Randy Chien. “With the intelligent InnoAge SSD from Innodisk and leading IoT technology from Asus, we are bringing the future of IoT to clients worldwide.”

Innodisk is a service-driven provider of flash memory, DRAM modules and embedded peripheral products for industrial and enterprise applications.

“The partnership between Asus and Innodisk represents a significant step forward for edge computing,” said Jackie Hsu, Asus senior vice president. “The power and flexibility of Asus IoT Cloud Console combined with the out-of-band management capabilities of InnoAge makes maintaining a reliable AIoT infrastructure easier than ever.”