Digital transformation will not happen without edge computing. Therefore, a proper edge computing strategy has become a strategic imperative across most businesses, particularly those with distributed and/or industrial operations. Even more so for those with both! Today, we’re excited to announce we’ve signed a key supply agreement with Rockwell Automation, providing our award-winning edge orchestration solution as part of their upcoming edge management capabilities.
As edge computing accelerates, with Gartner predicting that edge technologies will receive the highest investment this year among mid-size and large enterprises, it’s driving a convergence of traditionally separate IT and OT activities and departments. For example, OT assets are now leveraging IT-owned networks to connect to cloud services for analysis, etc. Accordingly, IT professionals must rethink their architecture and invest in solutions that enable them to securely manage the growing number of highly heterogeneous devices and applications deployed within these environments, which are often highly distributed, remote, and without on-site IT staff.
This partnership with Rockwell Automation is a natural next step to further support customers within traditional industrial environments. As a leading industrial automation provider, Rockwell Automation is relied on by manufacturers globally to integrate control and data, which is critical to digital transformation efforts. Rockwell Automation will incorporate ZEDEDA into its upcoming edge management offering, which, in turn, will provide a path to help manufacturers of all sizes accelerate their digital transformation. As manufacturers adopt edge computing within their distributed environments, this partnership will allow users to manage edge devices, orchestrate applications, and improve access to manufacturing data, all in an effort to improve visibility and control in a rapidly growing industry.
We’re excited for this strategic partnership which will give manufacturing customers a path to modernize their existing operations, extending cloud capabilities all the way to the edge, from the factory floor to beyond! This announcement, on the heels of our earlier exciting partnership announcement with VMware, is a great testament to the rapid pace of edge computing projects today. If you’re interested in working on projects like these, we’re hiring (and we were rated #8 as a Best Place to Work in 2022)! Check out our careers page to learn more.
If you’re a Rockwell Automation customer and would like to learn more about this partnership, please contact your sales team for information.