ABB and Hewlett Packard Enterprise bring intelligence to industrial plants

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ABB and Hewlett Packard Enterprise bring intelligence to industrial plants

At the HPE Discover conference in Madrid ABB and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a strategic global partnership. It shall combine ABB’s industry-leading digital offerings „ABB Ability“ with HPE’s innovative hybrid IT-solutions. The partnership will provide customers with solutions that generate actionable insights from industrial data to increase the efficiency and flexibility of their operations and create competitive advantage.

Customers will benefit from ABB’s expertise in operations technologies as well as from HPE’s leadership in information technologies. ABB and HPE plan to deliver joint industry solutions that merge OT and IT to turn industrial data into insights and automatic action, combining widely-adopted cloud platforms like Microsoft Azure with IT systems running in corporate data centers and at the edge of the network. Employing the right combination of IT platforms will accelerate data processing in industrial plants and enable effective control of industrial processes across locations.

This strategic partnership marks the next level of the digital industrial transformation. Together, we will bring intelligence from cloud-based solutions to on-premises deployments in industrial plants and data centers for greater uptime, speed and yield,

said ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer.

ABB and HPE will deliver solutions that span the entire range of computing required by enterprises today, from the edge to the cloud to the core.

With an installed base of 70 million connected devices, 70,000 digital control systems and 6,000 enterprise software solutions, ABB is a trusted leader in the industrial space. HPE in turn is a global leader in helping customers optimize their IT environments with secure, software-defined technologies that seamlessly integrate across traditional IT, multiple public and private clouds and the intelligent edge to drive key business outcomes.

ABB and HPE are planning to jointly develop, market and service digital industrial solutions that help customers to create deep insights and automatic action from industrial data and manage and control industrial processes across the supply chain.

Author: Tim Cole
Image Credit: ABB and HPE

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