At the recent Smart Campus Summit, we saw an exciting example of hyper-converged infrastructure in the facilities management space. Penn State University, working with partners GrayMatter, Lenovo, Onboard Data, Tempered Networks and ACE IoT Solutions, demonstrated a managed edge compute platform that will enable the university to enhance facilities management programs in a secure and efficient manner.
PSU is testing a new approach designed to help accelerate wide-spread adoption of data-driven facilities management technologies. The initiative includes a managed edge infrastructure deployed consists of a new edge server platform from Lenovo, Zero Trust network security provided by Tempered Networks all integrated in a secure way by the Cybersecurity team at GrayMatter. This infrastructure ensures that any technology that PSU applies to the facilities management program can be deployed efficiently and securely.