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Rockwell Automation will integrate ZEDEDA technology as part of its upcoming edge management offering, which will enable users to manage edge devices, orchestrate applications and improve access to manufacturing data. ZEDEDA enables Rockwell Automation’s software portfolio at the distributed edge to serve a rapidly growing market segment.
Digital transformation is accelerating projects at the distributed edge, and Gartner expects edge technologies (edge AI and edge computing) to see the highest increase in investment among medium-sized and larger companies this year, at 76%, as companies increase their Want to extend cloud capabilities to the edge, giving them a path to modernize their existing legacy operations and leverage new use cases enabled by cloud-native apps.
“Rockwell Automation was an early investor in ZEDEDA and we are pleased to extend our relationship with this partnership. This agreement is a signal of the tremendous possibilities that edge computing offers in industrial environments,” said Said Ouissal, Founder and CEO of ZEDEDA. “Manufacturers are looking for leading-edge technologies to increase efficiencies, improve safety and unlock new revenue streams, and the integrated solutions Rockwell Automation can deliver through its extensive customer and partner network make the lead even more valuable.”
Together, ZEDEDA and Rockwell Automation offer a path to help manufacturers of all sizes accelerate their digital transformation, especially as they increasingly adopt edge computing technologies in their distributed environments.
“ZEDEDA plays a key role in enabling us to securely deliver industrial edge solutions to every customer,” said Chirayu Shah, director of product management for edge, data and analytics at Rockwell Automation. “Even in the most remote areas of businesses in physically harsh and insecure environments, customers can deploy core applications and securely access valuable machine data.”
“Companies face a number of challenges during digital transformation. This partnership is a natural next step in improving management and orchestration at the industry edge,” said Chantal Polsonetti, Vice President, Advisory Services, at ARC Advisory Group. “Together, Rockwell Automation and ZEDEDA can solve deployment, security and connectivity issues in distributed environments and accelerate access to critical data.”
ZEDEDA’s open, distributed, cloud-native edge management and orchestration solution has attracted strategic partnerships and integrations with Global 500 companies including Google, Microsoft, PTC and SUSE. The company has quadrupled the number of nodes under management since 2021 and recently closed a $26 million Series B financing including additional investment from Rockwell Automation.
To learn more about ZEDEDA’s orchestration solution for the distributed edge, visit www.ZEDEDA.com.
ZEDEDA makes edge computing effortless, open and inherently secure – and extends the cloud experience to the edge. ZEDEDA reduces the cost of managing and orchestrating distributed edge infrastructure and applications while increasing transparency, security and control. ZEDEDA provides a distributed, cloud-native edge management and orchestration solution that simplifies security and remote management of edge infrastructure and applications at scale.
ZEDEDA ensures extensibility and flexibility by leveraging an open partner ecosystem with a robust app marketplace and leveraging an open architecture from the Linux Foundation. ZEDEDA offers instant value, manages thousands of nodes and is backed by world-class investors with teams in the United States, Germany and India. Visit www.ZEDEDA.com for more information.
About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is a global leader in industrial automation and digital transformation. We combine human imagination with the potential of technology to expand what is humanly possible and make the world more productive and sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 25,000 problem solvers serving our customers in more than 100 countries. To learn more about how we bring the connected enterprise to life in industrial companies, visit www.rockwellautomation.com.