GE Intros Predix Private Cloud
November 5, 2018
The new Predix Edge offering aims
to simplify edge-to-cloud computing and helping businesses securely
progress their Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) initiatives from
pilot to production. GE Digital also introduced its Predix Private Cloud
(PPC) solution, an on-premises deployment of the Predix platform, which
gives customers the privacy, security, data sovereignty and data
isolation provided by a private cloud infrastructure.
Bringing simplicity, advanced security and connectivity to the IIoT
Industrial companies already face huge complexities across their operations, environments and compute ecosystems. GE Digital’s Predix Edge is the next-generation edge solution that brings a new level of ease to the IIoT by enabling businesses to deploy workloads at the edge in a matter of minutes.
Predix Edge securely captures, processes and analyzes data that can be managed locally or pushed to the cloud, executing the most demanding workloads at the edge and producing insights in near real time. With new functionality to help businesses accelerate the IIoT, Predix Edge provides:
Processing data and applying analytics close to the device can dramatically reduce downtime, optimize maintenance schedules, and add operational value, all while reducing network and cloud costs. Predix Edge and the Predix platform work seamlessly together to provide distributed IIoT processing and analytics where they’re needed most.
To further help simplify the IIoT process, GE Digital also unveiled Predix Private Cloud (PPC), an on-premises deployment of the Predix platform and portfolio, that offers companies maximum levels of security and privacy.
Already commercially available, PPC enables IIoT connectivity, data, analytics and applications – such as Predix applications or custom applications – to be hosted on-premises, providing customers with multiple ways to deploy the Predix platform. The on-premises offering helps companies operating in high data volume scenarios access data securely in near real time and also manage edge and disconnected environments. PPC is specifically designed to meet privacy, security, data sovereignty and data isolation requirements based on a customer’s industry, region or country.
These new capabilities offer businesses flexibility when and where they operate – from Predix Edge for more time sensitive needs, to the Predix Cloud to satisfy longer term storage and heavier analytics workloads, or Predix Private Cloud for customers requiring an on-premises version of the Predix portfolio. These developments build on GE Digital’s commitment to help customers realize the power of the IIoT and make these technologies more accessible.