We know that every business is different, but the cloud is foundational to digital transformation. We’re proud that Azure has been at the forefront of helping companies across industries transform. Today, Satya Nadella is sharing the stage with GE’s CEO at Minds + Machines to talk about GE’s transformation and how we’re partnering to help customers around the world accelerate their own transformation.
As we think about the industrial companies of the future, we know there is a huge opportunity to gain insights that will have true business impact. Connecting industrial assets to the cloud enables the creation of a digital feedback loop that helps customers to unlock actionable intelligence from machinery and equipment like wind turbines, jet engines and refrigeration systems.
The industrial internet is changing the way businesses fundamentally operate. We believe that IoT is not a technology revolution, but a business revolution enabled by technology. Think about the advantages of being able to predict when equipment failure might happen and getting in front of it versus dealing with the consequences. It directly impacts the bottom line if you can avoid unplanned downtime, extend equipment life, increase production value and generate higher yields.
At Microsoft, we believe in customer choice and enabling a rich ecosystem of offerings for our customers. In that spirit, we’re pleased to announce that starting November 30, GE’s Predix platform will be available on Azure – the leading cloud for enterprises. This enables Predix to take advantage of Azure’s differentiated capabilities, from enterprise-grade security, to more regions worldwide, to a larger compliance portfolio, to national clouds for the highest level of data sovereignty, to industry leading hybrid capabilities – and more.
We’re committed to helping businesses of all sizes realize their full potential, so customers interested in learning more about our partnership with GE, please contact Erik Sevenants, director of partner development at Microsoft.