Microsoft yesterday announced a five-year partnership expansion with Rockwell Automation to develop integrated, market-ready cloud solutions that simplify industrial transformation. Rockwell Automation’s current solutions are available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. The new solutions will be available in Q1 2021.
- Microsoft and Rockwell will deliver edge-to-cloud-based solutions that connect information between development, operations and maintenance teams through a singular, trusted data environment.
- This will allow development teams to digitally prototype, configure and collaborate without investing in costly physical equipment.
- This unified data environment also enables IT and OT teams to not only securely access and share data models across the organization, but with their ecosystem of partners as well.
- To date, the companies have co-developed over 20 use cases across Food & Beverage, Household and Personal Care and Life Sciences industries.
“Today, one thing we know for sure is that no business is 100% resilient. Those fortified with digital capabilities and assets are more resilient than others, and the cloud is how they will thrive,” said Judson Althoff, executive vice president of worldwide commercial business, Microsoft. “We are pleased to deepen our already strong, decade-long relationship with Rockwell Automation to help businesses simplify industrial transformation, accelerate business outcomes and innovate with agility.”