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ABB and Hewlett Packard Enterprise partner to create merged IT and OT solutions

ABB and Hewlett Packard Enterprise partner to create merged IT and OT solutions

November 28, 2017 - ABB and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a strategic global partnership that combines ABB’s digital offerings, ABB Ability, with HPE’s hybrid information technology (IT) solutions. The partnership will provide customers with solutions that generate actionable insights from vast amounts of industrial data.

ABB and HPE will deliver joint industry solutions that merge OT and IT to turn industrial data into insights and automatic action, combining cloud platforms like Microsoft Azure with IT systems running in corporate data centers and at the edge of the network. Employing the right mix of IT platforms will accelerate data processing in industrial plants and at the same time enable control of industrial processes across locations.

With an installed base of 70 million connected devices, 70,000 digital control systems and 6,000 enterprise software solutions, ABB is well-entrenched in the industrial space, and has a four-decade-long history of creating digital solutions for customers. HPE in turn is a global company 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.

To provide a true end-to-end experience for customers, the ABB-HPE partnership will include co-innovation, co-development, joint go to market and service.
Research firm IDC forecasts that worldwide spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) will grow to $1.4 trillion in 2021 from an expected $800 billion in 2017. The largest investments are being made in areas such as manufacturing, transportation and utilities.1 To tap into the opportunities of the IoT, companies are investing in new solutions that digitize their industrial equipment and integrate it with their broader IT environments. By joining forces, ABB and HPE are bringing together the capabilities needed to accelerate this transformation.

The partnership was announced at the HPE Discover conference in Madrid, where both companies demonstrated their first jointly developed solutions and prototypes.

About ABB

ABB is a specialist in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 125-years, ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 136,000 employees. 

About HPE

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an technology company with a portfolio spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications. 

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