General Electric (GE)’s digital enterprise unit GE Digital and Microsoft Corp. announced an expanded partnership to standardize GE’s Predix industrial IoT platform on the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform.
GE said it will integrate the Predix portfolio with Azure’s native cloud capabilities, including Azure IoT and Azure Data and Analytics. The parties will also co-sell and go-to-market together, offering end customers premier IIoT solutions across verticals. In addition, GE will leverage Microsoft Azure across its business for additional IT workloads and productivity tools, including internal Predix-based deployments, to drive innovation across the company.
The partnership enables the different GE businesses to tap into Microsoft’s advanced enterprise capabilities, which will support the petabytes of data managed by the Predix platform, such as GE’s monitoring and diagnostics centers, internal manufacturing and services programs, said the release.