ABB and Microsoft today announced a new partnership to help industrial customers create new value with digital solutions. Both these companies will be working on empowering digital transformation in customer segments such as robotics, marine and ports, electric vehicles and renewable energy. As part of the partnership, ABB has selected Microsoft Azure as the cloud partner for its integrated connectivity platform.
“Together with ABB, we are providing industrial customers with the digital technology and cloud platform to empower every person, team and business system within an organization to glean new insights and drive faster decision-making to seize new growth and opportunities,” said Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft.
“This partnership will provide unique benefits to our customers in utilities, industry, transport and infrastructure, building on the combined strength of Microsoft and ABB,” said ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer. “Building on our installed base of more than 70 million connected devices and more than 70,000 digital control systems, the next step is to develop one of the world’s largest industrial cloud platforms.”
ABB will take full advantage of Azure services such as Azure IoT Suite and Cortana Intelligence Suite to capitalize on insights gathered at every level from device, to system, to enterprise, to cloud.